Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and the indefatigable sheriff who hunted her abductor.
Sports Illustrated wondered why any sportswriter would criticize an athlete for being too open and honest.
If the boy is an athlete, there are all-too-often special efforts made to brush the problem under the rug.
It was the Tiger March, the triumphant joy of an athlete, once so routine, who died young.
In eight previous attempts with at least one athlete participating dating back to 1964, the country has never once podiumed.
He had the frame of an athlete; his face, with its luxuriant red-beard, resembled that of a lion.
The athlete was not so far off that she needed to call very loud.
Her beautiful childish face leans against the arm of the athlete and her hand rests on his neck.
A judge of men would have read him an athlete, perhaps in an unusual line.
A successful gladiator enjoyed far greater fame than any modern prize-fighter or athlete.
early 15c., from Latin athleta "a wrestler, athlete, combatant in public games," from Greek athletes "prizefighter, contestant in the games," agent noun from athlein "to contest for a prize," related to athlos "a contest" and athlon "a prize," of unknown origin. Before 1750, usually in Latin form. In this sense, Old English had plegmann "play-man." Athlete's foot first recorded 1928, for an ailment that has been around much longer.