Shira Springer

Springer is an investigative and enterprise reporter for the Sports section. She covers a wide range of subjects, including local professional teams, sports business, and the Olympics. Prior to her current role, she served as Celtics beat writer. Her journalism career started at the Globe in 1997.

Latest stories


Do you know what the Olympics really sound like?

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From the tink of swords to the splashes of the pool, our quiz will put you to the test.

Shira Springer

Rio Olympics were a spectacle of contrast, an imperfect Games

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More of the true innovative Brazilian spirit would have helped a host city that seemed overmatched.

Shira Springer | Postcard from Rio

Rio’s unsung athletes? Street candy vendors

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Candy vendors on Rio de Janeiro’s streets during the Olympics have a pretty amazing way of making their pitch.


At a Rio concession stand, it’s more than peanuts and beer

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Cheese bread and cassava biscuits were among the options.