Los Angeles Times

David Wharton

Writer

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.”

Recent Articles

  • A look ahead to the next Summer Olympics

    A look ahead to the next Summer Olympics

    It happened to Michael Phelps and Allyson Felix. Also to Simone Biles. The stars of the U.S. team at these Summer Olympics had barely stepped off the medals podium when they were asked about coming back for the 2020 Tokyo Games. As Biles said: “Tokyo is a long way away.” While the five-time medalist...

  • Rio Games: A challenge met, although it wasn't easy

    Rio Games: A challenge met, although it wasn't easy

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 22, 2016, 9:57 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

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