John Powers

Powers has worked for the Globe since 1973, writing for the Sports, Metro, Sunday, Magazine, and Living sections and sharing the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He has covered sporting events on five continents and is the author of eight books.

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IOC gets some advice from bidders

By John Powers , Globe Staff

Four countries issued a joint report that they hope will improve the bidding process.

Boston Braves produced a miracle 100 years ago

By John Powers , Globe Staff

The Braves, in the cellar for much of the season, won the pennant by 10½ games then proceeded to sweep the Athletics in the World Series.

Olympics notebook

Olympics Notebook: Paul George injury unlikely to change NBA’s commitment

By John Powers , Globe Staff

“I don’t anticipate a major shift,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN.


IOC has a favorite among final three for 2022

By John Powers , Globe Staff

The Norwegian government has yet to guarantee its financial backing for the cost of hosting the 2022 Olympics.