The Long, Sad Decline of Mark Pavelich, a ‘Miracle on Ice’ Star

The last time an Olympic teammate saw the often-troubled former hockey star, Pavelich seemed optimistic. Four days later he was dead. Now his sister wants to know if C.T.E. contributed to his difficulties and his death.

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That Almost Apology for the 1980 Olympic Boycott Helps. A Little.

In the past 40 years, the would-be Olympians of the summer of 1980 have heard a lot of words, but not a full-throated mea culpa for a boycott that accomplished very little.

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