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

PALM DESERT, July 12, 2017 – Do we die a little bit inside when one of our mentors passes away?

For so many athletes who were coached, encouraged or advised by UCLA’s great track & field coach, Jim Bush, the world is a little less bright after he passed on Monday, aged 90. He had gathered with alumni and friends last April, knowing that his time was short and wanting to touch those whom he knew and loved best one more time.

A personal recollection of Coach Bush is in our Lane One commentary, plus a full analysis of the historic 130th Session of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne:

= p. 6/Olympic Games: IOC approves L.A. and Paris for 2024/2028, IF they can agree …
= p. 8/Aquatics: Massive FINA World Champs start Thursday; our Water Polo preview!
= p. 9/Football: U.S. men’s team faces group leader Martinique in Gold Cup action;
= p. 11/Athletics: Christian Coleman only in 100 at Worlds; Bolt’s next race is …
= p. 12/Table Tennis: Tizzy over Chinese walkout about coaching still percolating.

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