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

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.


Lack of public support leaves Boston bid in precarious position

By , Globe Staff

The other contenders to host the 2024 Games have the public backing that the IOC customarily wants to see.

Aly Raisman confident as she takes aim at Rio Olympics

By , Globe Staff

The 21-year-old Needham native and Olympic gold medalist is hoping to achieve a goal of making consecutive US Olympics squads.

US Soccer’s Michael Bradley takes nothing for granted

By , Globe Staff

Bradley, who recently earned his 100th international cap, has returned to MLS after playing several seasons in Europe.