Education: University of Missouri, BA in political science, BJ in magazine journalism
Les Carpenter returned to The Washington Post in 2018 and writes about the Olympics and Olympics-related issues. Previously, he was a sports enterprise writer at The Washington Post from 2005 to 2010, focusing on the NFL, baseball and the Olympics. He also has been a columnist and feature writer at the Seattle Times, Yahoo! Sports and the Connecticut Post. Prior to coming back to the Post he covered American sports for the Guardian.