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LANE ONE: Echoes of the failed Int’l Track Association in the new Int’l...

Being old does have some benefits. One of them – for as long as it lasts – is memory. When the International Swimming League (ISL) held an athlete’s conference in London (GBR) last week, followed by a self-congratulatory Web posting, there was an echo from long ago. Yes, 46 years ago. In London, ISL founder […]
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OLYMPIC GAMES: Anniversary of the Munich Massacre

This week is also the 46th anniversary of the worst day in the history of the modern Olympic Movement, when Palestinian terrorists kidnapped, abducted and then murdered 11 members of the Israeli delegation at the Munich Games on 5 September. Many athletes felt that the remainder of the Games – the incident took place on […]
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