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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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John Powers | On Olympics

In choosing Beijing, IOC went the safe route

By , Globe Staff

The 2022 Winter Games nearly went to darkhorse candidate Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a close vote Friday.

ON OLYMPICS / JOHN POWERS

Neither choice for 2022 Winter Games is ideal

By , Globe Staff

It’ll be either Beijing, the 2008 summer site, or Almaty, the former Kazakhstan capital that didn’t make the three-city cut for 2014.

Olympics chief, Walsh trade barbs over failed bid

By , Globe Staff

IOC president Thomas Bach accused the city of “confusing” behavior in its 2024 host city bid.

John Powers | On Olympics

With Boston out, USOC’s only choice is Los Angeles

By , Globe Staff

But Los Angeles may be reluctant to jump in with deadlines fast approaching.