Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five Athlete of the Year nominees

TSX HEADLINES – for November 28, 2018: With all the reports of corruption, doping and financial problems, it’s nice to talk about sport for a change. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will name its Athletes of the Year in Monaco next week, with five excellent choices in the men’s and women’s divisions. Who (more…)

Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five Athlete of the Year nominees

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Elite U.S. athletes won’t like this: average USOC grant in 2017 was $9,404

TSX HEADLINES – for September 3, 2018: The United States Olympic Committee released its annual report and financial and tax statements for 2017, detailing more than $213 million in revenues and almost the same in cash expenses. Hidden in all the numbers and charts were the grants made directly to athletes last year and the (more…)

Elite U.S. athletes won’t like this: average USOC grant in 2017 was $9,404

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Let’s make the Decathlon and Heptathlon more like the Modern Pentathlon!

Decathlete Ashton Eaton (Photo courtesy Erik van Leeuwen via Wikipedia Commons)TSX HEADLINES – for August 31, 2018: Heard the joke about which is more thrilling: observing a decathlon (or heptathlon) or watching paint dry? Since IAAF President Sebastian Coe is looking for new ideas to pep up the sport, how about making the multi-events more (more…)

Let’s make the Decathlon and Heptathlon more like the Modern Pentathlon!

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Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

Will 100 m co-world leader Noah Lyles be smiling after Saturday’s meet in Birmingham?TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix. It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the (more…)

The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the Fan ID

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely (more…)

The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the Fan ID

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