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Anita DeFrantz on the 1980 boycott: “It still is extremely painful”

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PALM DESERT, October 23, 2017 – Anita DeFrantz rose to fame by suing the United States Olympic Committee to allow American athletes – including...

After Innsbruck’s repudiation, is the IOC whistling past the Olympic graveyard?

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PALM DESERT, October 20, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee is staying cool after the repudiation of the Winter Games bid by Innsbruck and...

Will home cooking power a Korean medal parade next February?

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PALM DESERT, October 4, 2017 – Traditionally, countries which host an Olympic Games can expect their athletes to win more medals at home than...

It really doesn’t pay to be a gymnast

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PALM DESERT, October 2, 2017 – The FIG World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics are set to start Monday evening in Montreal in the historic...

The “other” anthem protest: Wayne Collett, Vince Matthews and the 1972 Games

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PALM DESERT, September 29, 2017 – The current furor over sitting, standing, protesting and counter-protesting of the U.S. national anthem is old news for...

Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part 3)

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PALM DESERT, September 22, 2017 – There have been only two Winter Games in Asia, both in Japan: Sapporo in 1964 and Nagano in...

Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part II)

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PALM DESERT, September 15, 2017 – For decades, the U.S. showed only a middling interest in the Olympic Winter Games. And then the Games...

Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part I)

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PALM DESERT, September 11, 2017 – We’re barely finished with summer and it’s less than five months from the start of the 2018 Olympic...

Thinking the unthinkable: What if the 2018 Winter Games could not be held?

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PALM DESERT, September 6, 2017 – The Korean peninsula has seen more than its share of tragedy and war. Now, with the Olympic Winter...

Television: the glue that holds the Olympic Games together

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PALM DESERT, September 4, 2017 – There was no such thing as television when the Olympic Games were revived in 1896. Radio networks didn’t...

Six dates that will shape Olympic sport over the next six months

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PALM DESERT, September 1, 2017 – Now that the swimming and track & field world championships are over, time to relax until the Winter...

U.S. men win first world Freestyle wrestling team title in 22 years!

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PALM DESERT, August 28, 2017 – For fans of Team USA, here was the scenario. If reigning World and Olympic champ Kyle Snyder could...

Case study: How IOC President Juan Samaranch outlasted North Korea

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PALM DESERT, August 23, 2017 – The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea next February. You probably know that...

On your marks, set, shoot! Is the IAAF pointing a gun at its own...

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PALM DESERT, August 9, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations is enjoying a banner World Championships in London, but there is trouble...

The unbearable sadness of watching the world’s greatest swim team

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PALM DESERT, July 3, 2017 – USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis was the swim meet of the year, producing 48 top-five...

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