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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Demise of sports dynasties often widely celebrated

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The harsh penalty was greeted with delight by fans who believed that the Patriots had been out of bounds for years.

John Powers | Olympic notes

Concerns resurface over Rio de Janeiro water pollution

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Clean water was supposed to be one of the major benefits of Rio hosting the 2016 Games.

US men’s 4x100 relay team stripped of Olympic silver medal

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Tyson Gay’s doping suspension annulled his results at the Games in London three years ago.

Los Angeles isn’t being readied as backup to Boston, USOC says

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The US Olympic Committee insists that lukewarm support in Boston so far won’t prompt it to go to a Plan B.