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EXTRA: Our updated, 530-event Olympic sport calendar for 2017

PALM DESERT, Mar. 15, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee lists 42 sports on the program of the Olympic Games and 15 more for...

Solving the catastrophe of costs is on the International Federations

PALM DESERT, Mar. 13, 2017 – As events implode around the world because of cost pressures, who has the ability to change the equation? The...

British idea could unlock real change for U.S. athletes

PALM DESERT, Mar. 10, 2017 – A suggestion by the head of the British Olympic Association to some U.S. Olympic Committee staff members in...

European Track & Field taking a lesson from “The Untouchables”!

PALM DESERT, Mar. 6, 2017 – Remember the Al Capone vs. Eliot Ness confrontation told in the 1987 hit movie, “The Untouchables”? The film offers...

Special Olympics World Games 2015: Last missing man found

PALM DESERT, Mar. 3, 2017 – All’s well that ends well. So it is with the Special Olympics World Games 2015 in Los Angeles,...

Budapest withdraws, so why even have Games?

PALM DESERT, Feb. 23, 2017 – The choices for the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games have now shrunk from five to two,...

A great weekend for American athletes; not so much for Budapest 2024

PALM DESERT, Feb. 20, 2017 – An unimaginably great weekend for some star U.S. athletes and an unimaginably bad one for the folks running...

The 2024/2028 race could be decided this Saturday

PALM DESERT, Feb. 16, 2017 – Los Angeles or Paris? 2024 or 2028? It might not come to that. Saturday is the deadline for the...

Lightning can strike twice: Paris and Los Angeles, part II

PALM DESERT, Jan. 30, 2017 – Now it turns out that the International Olympic Committee has awarded more than one Olympic Games at a...

All about Russia, Chen and Chen and Supergirl!

PALM DESERT, Jan. 23, 2017 – The Olympic Movement is tied in knots about what to do with Russia for the 2018 Olympic Winter...

Why can’t some Olympic sports use a calendar?

PALM DESERT, Jan. 19, 2017 – Team sports draw bigger and bigger audiences as their seasons race toward a championship finish. Why can’t some...

Why boycotts hurt more than athletes: remembering Miruts Yifter

PALM DESERT, Dec. 29, 2016 – Excitement in sport comes from competition, whether again the clock, or more often, against people. That’s why last week’s...

Anna van Brummen shows why sports is so great

PALM DESERT, Nov. 14, 2016 – The power of sport to inspire was on full display this weekend as a fencing tournament in China...

Are World Championships irrelevant?

PALM DESERT, Oct. 17, 2016 – Have the Olympic Games become so strong that the World Championships in each sport are now just another...

American gold: Neben and Rhode win World titles

PALM DESERT, Oct. 13, 2016 – How about those American bikers and shooters, as 41-year-old Amber Neben shocked the cycling world with a World...

Future of the Games is now in Tokyo’s hands

PALM DESERT, Oct. 6, 2016 – The shocking news that the cost of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games could surpass $30 billion has...

Doping: Best chance for an athlete’s union?

PALM DESERT, Oct. 3, 2016 – Athlete anger about doping could create a new opportunity for Olympians to spread the “clean sport” message as...

Is Cycling insane, or am I?

PALM DESERT, Sep. 29, 2016 – Cycling is a marvelous sport, but trying to keep up with it can drive you crazy. And we’re...

Sensational Sunday: Brady, Bekele and Team Europe!

PALM DESERT, Sep. 26, 2016 – A fabulous sports Sunday saw American Brady Ellison win gold (and 20,000 Swiss francs), the greatest distance runner...

Can anyone stop Canada?

PALM DESERT, Sep. 22, 2016 – Canada has looked unstoppable at the World Cup of Hockey, outscoring its three group-stage opponents by a lopsided...

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