Sport and Society-The New Minnesota

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on February 7, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. By Richard C. Crepeau It is the “Bold North.” The “Frozen Tundra” has been jettisoned and the “Bold North” is…

Five-Ring Circus

The cycle of national group bids to host the Olympic Games usually has not generated the type of openly negative discussion that occurred this year in the United States. From newspaper articles to blogs, to “Olbermann” on ESPN, Boston’s winning bid to represent the U.S. as a potential Summer Olympic site generated a firestorm of…