How Alexandra Burghardt Participated in Two Olympics in Six Months

[ad_1] YANQING, China — Alexandra Burghardt fixes her new Winter Olympics outfit at a hotel a few miles from the toboggan run in the mountains outside Beijing. “Sometimes I feel like a double agent,” he said. “Two lives to deal with.” In August, Burghardt was running the 100 meters in the scorching heat of Tokyo’s …

Why Didn’t Alexandra Trusova Get Gold? Skating Scoring, Annotated

[ad_1] 17-year-old Russian prodigy Alexandra Trusova won the free skating on Thursday after performing five quads in the most ambitious technical program in women’s Olympic figure skating history. However, he had to settle for the silver medal and looked extremely upset afterwards. So what happened? It is important to remember that the result of a …

Book Review: ‘Something New Under the Sun’ by Alexandra Kleeman

[ad_1] SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUNby Alexandra Kleeman In “Something New Under the Sun,” something is burning in the distance, in the line of sight. The land is burning, dull but durable, its condition occasionally reported in the measured hues of the weather report. Indeed, we are told, “The winds are low today and the …