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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE ONE Monday: An Associated Press story quotes one economist as saying the use of volunteers at an Olympic Games is “economic exploitation.” More than 186,000 applicants for volunteer positions at […]
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The Associated Press’s Stephen Wade posted a story last Friday entitled “Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?” and proceeded to quote a Drexel Sports Management processor named Joel Maxcy, who called the practice of using volunteers, “To me, it’s very clearly economic exploitation.” The rest of the article struggled to find any prospective volunteers for […]
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The first test for the American men’s gymnasts on the road to the 2019 World Championships came at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the two-day Winter Cup Challenge. The two-day competition started with the All-Around on Friday, won by 2017 U.S. All-Around champ Yul Moldauer. He barely edged 2018 All-Around winner […]
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A huge field of 702 karatekas were in Dubai (UAE) for the second Karate 1 Premier League tournament, with France, Japan and Turkey grabbing the headlines with three wins apiece. But the overall medal leader was Iran, which won nine medals in all, to seven for Japan. The Iranians did have one winner, in Bahman Asgari Ghoncheh in the -75...
A windy day and two large fields of swimmers made the water choppy for the first FINA Marathon World Series 10 km event in Doha (QAT), won by Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Brazilian star Ana Marcela Cunha. Wellbrock had to deal with a field of 82 swimmers in the men’s event, contested in four 2.5 […]
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Snowboard superstar Ester Ledecka returned from the Alpine World Championships to get back into the Snowboard World Cup and immediately scored a victory in the Parallel Giant Slalom races in PyeongChang (KOR). Of course, this was the scene of last year’s stunning double for Ledecka, who won the Alpine Super-G in a huge upset, then won as the favorite in...
At age 28, David Wise might seem to be getting a little old to be competing with teens on the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour in Halfpipe, but the 2014 and 2018 Olympic champion is still a formidable competitor. He showed it once again in the tour stop in Calgary (CAN), putting down a first run that scored 90.00 and...
A classic showdown between Olympic and World Champions was the highlight of the first FIG Trampoline World Cup of 2019, in Baku (AZE). China’s Lingling Liu, the 2014 World Champion and Canada’s 2012 and 2016 Olympic champ, Rosie MacLennan were the two to keep an eye on in the women’s competition and they did not […]
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There was some history made once again at Soldier Hollow in Utah, site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and perhaps again in the future. For one, it was the first time in the 2018-19 World Cup that Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe – the dominant force on tour this season – did not win an individual event during the weekend....
For the first time in the three-game Rivalry Series with Canada, the U.S. women were on the offensive throughout the game. It didn’t help. Canadian keeper Shannon Szabados starred for the visitors and stopped all 38 American shots for her 18th career shutout, helping Canada to a 2-0 win at Little Caesars Arena. The American squad didn’t help matters with three penalties...
The stars of the World Cup season took over this weekend, with big victories in Germany. Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi, who came out of nowhere to be the likely season winner, won his 11th competition of the 2018-19 World Cup – out of 22 held – in the Sunday jumping at Willingen (GER). Kobayashi had the longest jump on Sunday at 146.0...
There were some familiar faces at the trophy presentations at the USA Curling National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan, especially John Shuster and Jamie Sinclair. Shuster, skip of the U.S. Olympic gold medalists from PyeongChang, brought his rink into the 2019 Nationals after missing 2018 on a post-Games promotional tour. But they were sharp from the start, going 8-1 on the...
If she never competes again, Jessie Diggins’ place in U.S. Olympic history is secure. Her PyeongChang victory with Kikkan Randall in the Team Sprint was the first-ever Cross Country gold medal for the United States. But while Randall has retired, Diggins, 27, continues on and scored her first World Cup win of the season in the 1.6 km Freestyle Sprint...
PyeongChang Olympic silver medalist Elana Meyers Taylor started the IBSF World Cup season on the wrong note, having her sled disqualified for improper weight in the first event of the season in Innsbruck (AUT). She’s been making up for that ever since and, driving on a favored track in Lake Placid (USA), she won her second World Cup race of...
The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Cross Country Championships was won, once again, by the United States in Port of Spain (TTO). The U.S. not only won the men’s and women’s team titles, but also took the individual titles. Abbabiya Simbassa won his second NACAC X-C crown, having previously won in […]
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Austria’s Marcel Hirscher had won two golds in each of the prior three Alpine World Championships, but that was not going to happen in Are (SWE) in 2019. In fact, he hadn’t won anything heading into Sunday’s finale, the men’s Slalom. But after his first run, he left no doubt: he would not be shut out in Sweden. Hirscher, the third...
Mikaela Shiffrin knew she had to be ready from the start to win the 2019 Alpine World Championships Slalom. After her bronze medal on Thursday in the Giant Slalom, she said, “Everybody’s charging and Petra ’s been a big competitor of mine all season long, so I know that it’s full gas. In Slalom, I tend to feel more confident...
All eyes in Birmingham (GBR) were on Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha in his attempt at the indoor world record in the 1,500 m, but it was his countryman Samuel Tefera who beat him to the tape and took the title of “World Record Holder” for himself. Kejelcha had run alone the week before in the Millrose […]
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If it were not for the great Marcel Hirscher (AUT), Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen would be one of the most decorated skiers on the planet. But the technical ace has consistently finished behind Hirscher in race after race, only occasionally breaking through with a win on the World Cup circuit. This season, he has three second-place finishes and two third-place finishes...
Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 96 hours in Olympic sport: LANE ONE Wednesday: The International Olympic Committee put the International Boxing Association (“AIBA”) on suspension last year, but it’s the AIBA that’s steamed. It says it has done everything it needs […]
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