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Published July 21, 2013
SPORTS ON EARTH's Will Leitch will be attending the '14 Winter Olympics and wrote in researching Sochi and its setup, "I gotta tell you: I'm worried. You probably should be too." Also, the Sochi Games are "already promising to be one of the most controversial in history." Meanwhile, the proposed U.S. boycott "would only hurt U.S. athletes."
The TORONTO STAR's Don Gillmor asks of the suburban town of Markham, "At what point does a suburb become a city?" One "possible component will be a 20,000-seat arena that would, in the best of all possible worlds, host both an NHL team and an NBA franchise."