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Is it time for the IOC to consider a Do-It-Yourself Olympic Games?

U.S. General George S. Patton has some advice for the IOC’s current bid-city problems!TSX HEADLINES – for July 9, 2018: The iconic World War II U.S. General George S. Patton used to quote Napoleon’s maxim, L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace: “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.” With Graz’s withdrawal from the 2026 Winter Games race and the field […]
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Why is the U.S. so strong? Look no further than high school sports

TSX HEADLINES – for July 6, 2018: The United States is the only country in the world that doesn’t support its Olympic sports program with government funding. So how is it possible that the U.S. dominates the medal count at Games after Games? Start with the country’s high school sports programs. Almost eight million U.S. […]
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Hey IOC, follow golf’s lead to fix your Olympic bid (and cost) crisis

TSX HEADLINES – for July 4, 2018: Sure, it’s a holiday, but no one told the Olympic world about it! Amid a wild week of events, with the World Cup continuing, Wimbledon and the Tour de France starting and a sensational Diamond League ahead in Lausanne on Thursday, former PGA top-100 money winner and Olympics […]
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Would you turn down an Olympic Games if it cost you nothing?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 2, 2018: In the coming months, southern Austrian voters will likely be asked this question: do you want to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which will cost you nothing. That’s right, nothing. That’s essentially the proposition being put forward in the Austrian state of Styria, which includes famed […]
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Have doping and criminality overtaken sport? David Howman says pay attention!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 29, 2018: In a speech to a high-profile anti-doping conference in Oslo this week, the director of the Athletics Integrity Unit told the attendees that one respected observer has declared that the battle against “systemic, institutionalized, state-organized doping is over” and the dopers won. Moreover, “the criminal underworld are getting […]
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Is it really time for another Youth Olympic Games?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 27, 2018: There are 101 days left until the third Youth Olympic Games begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I can wait. Is this concept, first realized in 2010 in Singapore, really worth the effort? The man behind the “YOG” was International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge of Belgium, who expected […]
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Ten things to remember from the USATF Championships

TSX HEADLINES – for June 25, 2018: This is an off-year in track & field, with no World Championships or Olympic Games, so why bother with the U.S. National Championships in Des Moines? Because big things still happen when the best in the U.S. get together. And it did, even with final-day thunderstorms interrupting the […]
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EXTRA: The Price is Right: Another American Record!

TSX EXTRA – for June 23, 2018: The United States has been an afterthought in the hammer throw for more than 20 years and has never won an Olympic or World Championships medal in the women’s hammer. So the sudden renaissance in the event this spring came as a surprise, capped by a stunning American […]
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EXTRA: Lyles “bolts” to 9.88 world-leader to win USATF 100 m

TSX EXTRA – for June 23, 2018: Noah Lyles won the U.S. national championship in the 100 m in a world-leading 9.88 seconds on Friday night in Des Moines, Iowa. At 20 years old – he’ll be 21 on 18 July – he now has the world’s fastest time in the 100 m and equal-fastest […]
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Are the hurdles suddenly the most watch-worthy events in track & field?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 22, 2018: In the late 1970s, the hurdle events were the ones you made sure you were in your seat for, thanks to stars like Renaldo Nehemiah, Greg Foster and Edwin Moses. Forty years later, it’s deja vu all over again, thanks to the newest generation of youngsters, especially Florida […]
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Is Paris 2024 preparing to burn itself at the stake?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 20, 2018: Screaming headlines declared that the Paris 2024 organizers are aiming to impact France in a huge way, leading the drive for zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero emissions. In truth, these are goals, but the Paris 2024 project may be getting off to a rockier start than advertised. […]
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New bills of athlete’s rights are popping up like it’s 1791!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 18, 2018: Is everyone suddenly trying to be James Madison? The principal author of the famed U.S. Bill of Rights back in 1791 is being emulated by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which have introduced what are essentially athlete “bills of rights.” The IOC has the […]
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Remember the “pivot to Asia”? The sports world is pivoting to America!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 15, 2018: It was not too long ago that the U.S. was an also-ran as the Olympic world selected three Asian cities in a row – PyeongChang in Korea, Tokyo in Japan and Beijing in China – to host two Winter Games and the 2020 Olympic Games. Now, with the […]
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What was the magic of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand?

=> BULLETIN: United 2026 wins World Cup 2026 vote, 134-65, over Morocco <= TSX HEADLINES – for June 13, 2018: One of the biggest topics of discussions among spectators at last week’s NCAA Track & Field Championships had nothing to do with the athletes. It was about the fate of the East Grandstand at Hayward […]
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Sensational NCAA Track & Field Championships introduces the next generation of stars

TSX HEADLINES – for June 11, 2018: The just-completed NCAA Track & Field Championships were one of the most memorable, thanks to an astonishing 90 minutes on Friday with three collegiate records set. Michael Norman, Rai Benjamin, Cameron Burrell, Chris Nilsen, Aleia Hobbs, Lynna Irby,Sydney McLaughlin, Keturah Orji and Maggie Ewen are just some of […]
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Memo to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen: USOC spent 65% of its money on...

TSX HEADLINES – for June 8, 2018: The U.S. Senate hearing on sexual abuse and Olympic sports was notable for Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s call for the United States Olympic Committee to have its charter changed by the Congress and that 50% of its revenue should go directly to athletes. In fact, the USOC already spends […]
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U.S. Senate hearing outcome: 50% of USOC revenue directly to athletes?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 6, 2018: The headlines from Tuesday’s U.S. Senate sub-committee hearing are all about ex-USA Gymnastics chief Steve Penny invoking the Fifth Amendment and refusing to answer any questions at all. That was not the critical outcome. In fact, the key testimony came before Penny even took his seat at the […]
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FIFA’s evaluators have warned the Congress: choose Morocco at your own risk

TSX HEADLINES – for June 4, 2018: Evaluation reports of bids for major events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup are usually couched in dry, technical language and are often excellent as cures for insomnia or as doorstops. The report on the two bids for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, between Morocco […]
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Will Ashton Eaton and Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s world records be buried in Berlin?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 1, 2018: Two of the most cherished world records in track & field are Ashton Eaton’s decathlon mark of 9,045 points and Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s 7,291 points in the heptathlon. But those records may be short-lived, thanks to two rising stars whose focus is on the European Championships in Berlin’s Olimpiastadion […]
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German athletes demand 25% of IOC revenue because Olympic sports are irrelevant

TSX HEADLINES – for May 30, 2018: An open letter to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach from the Athletes Commission of the German National Olympic Committee was posted last week and asked for 25% of IOC “profits” to go directly to athletes. Bach, himself an Olympic gold medalist from Germany in 1976, will have […]
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