A Hearing for Jim Thorpe, An Exercise in Frustration by Michael Sheaffer
Approx. 37,810 words.
Published on August 17, 2010.
A Hearing for Jim Thorpe: An Exercise in Frustration by Michael Sheaffer follows a sports reporter assigned to cover a hearing designed to determine if the famous Olympic champion Jim Thorpe should keep the gold medals he won at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games. Thorpe’s legacy, and the future of his reputation are out of his hands as five days of witnesses, and legal experts debate his future.