Anthony Curcio – a one-time American football team captain – planned an almost-perfect bank heist for $400,000. In many ways, he was lucky that his plan was foiled.
Swimmer Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals of any athlete. He has also struggled with his mental health and experienced depression.
Mike and Bob Bryan don’t exist as single entities. They are the Bryan brothers – the twins who became the best tennis doubles team of all time.
Alpinists are intimately familiar with death and grief. A therapist thinks he can address the unique needs of these élite athletes.
Tenzing Norgay was the first to climb Mount Everest, alongside Edmund Hillary. This was an incredible feat, even for a Sherpa.
Lacrosse is North America’s oldest sport, practised by the various Native American peoples long before the Europeans colonized their land – and the game.
According to legend, Amanita muscaria – the fly agaric mushroom – has incredible strengthening properties. Might athletes gain an advantage from consuming fungi?
Olive and laurel wreaths are synonymous with sporting victory, but what exactly is the origin of this rather ancient tradition?
The pandemic has already delayed the 2020 Olympic Games. But sporting tournaments are already facing a larger issue: global warming.
It seems clear why Olympic athletes are driven to compete in their sporting disciplines. But what about the perennial losers who persevere in the face of inevitable defeat?
Women’s football thrived at British filling factories during World War I, attracting incredible crowds. Yet a few years after the war, women were banned from playing the sport. Original publication by Piotr Żelazny.