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America loves the Olympic Games, but Olympic sports? Not so much.

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TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 14, 2018: You would think that the Winter Games, especially after seeing Chloe Kim and Shaun White in sensational...

How the Oswald Commission is finding Russian athletes guilty of doping

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PALM DESERT, December 1, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission – better known as the Oswald Commission – has been handing down...

Why can’t Olympic sports be more like college football?

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PALM DESERT, November 27, 2017 – This past weekend was a great one in Olympic sports ... and college football. Fans of both were attending...

After 125 years, time to say “Thanks, Baron” one more time

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PALM DESERT, November 24, 2017 – This Saturday will mark 125 years since a 29-year-old Frenchman named Pierre de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic...

Who makes more: Track stars or World Cup skiers?

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PALM DESERT, November 17, 2017 – Alpine skiers have to be the princes and princesses of the Olympic-sport world, don’t they? Training and competing at...

Are World Championships as important as the Olympic Games?

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PALM DESERT, August 16, 2017 – The IAAF’s great World Championships in London was one of the sports highlights of 2017, but how do...

Three weeks, two World Championships, 68 U.S. medals!

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PALM DESERT, August 14, 2017 – Although you wouldn’t even know about them if you were reading U.S. newspapers or watching SportsCenter on ESPN,...

The antidote to eSports: Real sports, and how the IAAF can lead the revolution

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PALM DESERT, August 11, 2017 – The Olympic world is in a dither as the prospective chief executive of the Paris 2024 organizing committee...

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...

Amid the jeers, cheers for Justin Gatlin

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PALM DESERT, August 7, 2017 – Lustily booed by the capacity crowds in London’s Olympic Stadium and then stunning the world by winning the...

Did Los Angeles get a good deal for 2028, or just a deal?

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PALM DESERT, August 4, 2017 – First the announcement and the excitement. Now comes the careful review. The International Olympic Committee has made public the...

TSX’s Weekend Fab Five: A Jamaican you know and one you don’t

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The Sports Examiner’s best Olympic-sport performances of the weekend ... includes two fine Jamaican performances, but also a powerful start by the formidable U.S....

When is being the best in the world not good enough?

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PALM DESERT, July 24, 2017 – The United States swim team led the medal count at the 2015 World Championships ... and was considered...

When technology went too far: Swimming’s fantastic plastic suits

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PALM DESERT, July 21, 2017 – The swimming portion of the FINA World Championships starts on Sunday with American superstar Katie Ledecky possibly ready...

The IOC changed its future, now what about the Paralympics?

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PALM DESERT, July 17, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee made a decisive move for the future with its decision to select host cities...

The International Olympic Committee, and its money

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PALM DESERT, July 14, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee gives away 90% of all of its revenue to support the Olympic Movement. Is this,...

Remembering UCLA’s Jim Bush, who knew the power of effort and encouragement

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PALM DESERT, July 12, 2017 – Do we die a little bit inside when one of our mentors passes away? For so many athletes who...

Ronald Reagan’s advice for the IOC and future Olympic bids

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PALM DESERT, July 10, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee is on the verge of selecting host cities for two Olympic Games at the...

What did the IOC’s Evaluation Commission really say about L.A. and Paris?

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PALM DESERT, July 7, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission gave glowing endorsements to both the Los Angeles and Paris bids for...

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