What the age of a medalist tells us 

February, 24, 2010
02/24/10
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Over the past two weeks, J.C. Bradbury of Sabernomics has been looking into a series of interesting issues at the fantastic Olympics-Reference blog, like this question from ESPN Insider's Keith Law: "Why are there no good figure skaters from Scandinavia?" (Bradbury and his readers blame Communists and Nazis, which is OK by me.)


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Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. He started writing "The Biz," a column looking at sports business from the fan's point of view, in 1999. He also coordinates the Magazine's annual "Ultimate Standings" project, which ranks all pro franchises according to how much they give back to fans. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.
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