On With the Game

In the words of Franklin Roosevelt, sport "keeps our spirits alive." We sure need the diversion. But is sport keeping its end of the bargain?

Immediately after the attacks, many sporting events across the globe were postponed. In the ensuing weeks, a slew of players — some members of Austria's soccer team and English cricketers Andrew Caddick and Robert Croft, to give but a few examples — pulled out of international commitments, citing safety concerns. Not that everybody was daunted. U.S. weight lifter Jackie Berube financed her own trip to compete in the World Weight-Lifting Championships in...

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