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David Wharton

David Wharton is a feature sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. His work has won the Associated Press Sports Editors award for enterprise reporting and has been selected for the prestigious “Best American Sports Writing.” He has written for magazines such as Surfer and Men’s Fitness, and is the author of two nonfiction books, “Conquest” and “Yesterday & Today.”
1968: Medals stand protest became model for sports activism; it just took a while

Fifty years after Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised gloved fists, a new generation of sports activists has finally emerged. Why did it take so long? The answer lies in the backstory to that evening on the medals stand in Mexico City in 1968.

Video games in the Olympics? IOC leader won't rule it out

The leader of the International Olympic Committee has shot back against suggestions that Saturday’s forum with professional video gamers might encourage “couch potatoes.”

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