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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

These athletes can make history at the Rio Games

By , Globe Staff

Usain Bolt, the US women’s basketball team, and Michael Phelps are among those going for historic achievements.

Here are the story lines to follow in Rio Olympics

By , Globe Staff

Triplet marathoners, a mother-son shooting duo, and a 41-year-old gymnast will be worth watching.

SHIRA SPRINGER | ON OLYMPICS

As Olympics approach, Brazil is feeling the weight of the world

By , Globe Staff

First Olympic host nation from South America is hoping star performances can shift attention from country’s turmoil.

Newton’s Gevvie Stone a medal contender in rowing at Rio

By , Globe Staff

In preparation for Rio, Stone — ranked No. 2 in the world — has been busy with 16 workouts per week.