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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IOC is going to be even more flexible in the...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Olympic Games ● The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board received a report on Wednesday from a working group charged with reviewing the procedures for selecting the host city/region/country for the Olympic Games. Its recommendations, which will be offered for approval by the […]
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The high costs of being a professional athlete … even for an Olympic...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 18, 2018: Trying to make a living in track & field – or most Olympic sports for that matter – is hard … even for a three-time Olympic gold medalist. American Tianna Bartoletta, who became World Champion in the long jump way back in 2005 and won two Olympic golds […]
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The high costs of being a professional athlete … even for an Olympic...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 18, 2018: Trying to make a living in track & field – or most Olympic sports for that matter – is hard … even for a three-time Olympic gold medalist. American Tianna Bartoletta, who became World Champion in the long jump way back in 2005 and won two Olympic golds […]
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Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in various areas to help ensure the success of both Games. It’s a good idea, but will these organizations – and beyond them, the Los […]
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Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in various areas to help ensure the success of both Games. It’s a good idea, but will these organizations – and beyond them, the Los […]
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Why is the U.S. so strong? Look no further than high school sports

TSX HEADLINES – for July 6, 2018: The United States is the only country in the world that doesn’t support its Olympic sports program with government funding. So how is it possible that the U.S. dominates the medal count at Games after Games? Start with the country’s high school sports programs. Almost eight million U.S. […]
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Why is the U.S. so strong? Look no further than high school sports

TSX HEADLINES – for July 6, 2018: The United States is the only country in the world that doesn’t support its Olympic sports program with government funding. So how is it possible that the U.S. dominates the medal count at Games after Games? Start with the country’s high school sports programs. Almost eight million U.S. […]
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Would you turn down an Olympic Games if it cost you nothing?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 2, 2018: In the coming months, southern Austrian voters will likely be asked this question: do you want to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which will cost you nothing. That’s right, nothing. That’s essentially the proposition being put forward in the Austrian state of Styria, which includes famed […]
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Would you turn down an Olympic Games if it cost you nothing?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 2, 2018: In the coming months, southern Austrian voters will likely be asked this question: do you want to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which will cost you nothing. That’s right, nothing. That’s essentially the proposition being put forward in the Austrian state of Styria, which includes famed […]
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Are the hurdles suddenly the most watch-worthy events in track & field?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 22, 2018: In the late 1970s, the hurdle events were the ones you made sure you were in your seat for, thanks to stars like Renaldo Nehemiah, Greg Foster and Edwin Moses. Forty years later, it’s deja vu all over again, thanks to the newest generation of youngsters, especially Florida […]
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Are the hurdles suddenly the most watch-worthy events in track & field?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 22, 2018: In the late 1970s, the hurdle events were the ones you made sure you were in your seat for, thanks to stars like Renaldo Nehemiah, Greg Foster and Edwin Moses. Forty years later, it’s deja vu all over again, thanks to the newest generation of youngsters, especially Florida […]
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New bills of athlete’s rights are popping up like it’s 1791!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 18, 2018: Is everyone suddenly trying to be James Madison? The principal author of the famed U.S. Bill of Rights back in 1791 is being emulated by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which have introduced what are essentially athlete “bills of rights.” The IOC has the […]
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New bills of athlete’s rights are popping up like it’s 1791!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 18, 2018: Is everyone suddenly trying to be James Madison? The principal author of the famed U.S. Bill of Rights back in 1791 is being emulated by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which have introduced what are essentially athlete “bills of rights.” The IOC has the […]
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Remember the “pivot to Asia”? The sports world is pivoting to America!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 15, 2018: It was not too long ago that the U.S. was an also-ran as the Olympic world selected three Asian cities in a row – PyeongChang in Korea, Tokyo in Japan and Beijing in China – to host two Winter Games and the 2020 Olympic Games. Now, with the […]
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Remember the “pivot to Asia”? The sports world is pivoting to America!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 15, 2018: It was not too long ago that the U.S. was an also-ran as the Olympic world selected three Asian cities in a row – PyeongChang in Korea, Tokyo in Japan and Beijing in China – to host two Winter Games and the 2020 Olympic Games. Now, with the […]
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Tri-hosting bid for the 2026 World Cup might save Olympic sport

PALM DESERT, Apr. 12, 2017 – The most impressive aspect of the combined Canadian, Mexico and U.S. bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup has nothing to do with soccer. It shows the way to save the Olympic Movement – from itself – if anyone will listen. The explanation and the details are in our […]
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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 left the Olympic Movement reeling. But it is the Tokyo organizers and the local, regional and national Japanese government who will have the burden of fixing the problem. What about the […]
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