Why is FINA trying to keep swimmers from making money at swimming?

TSX HEADLINES – for December 17, 2018: Two Olympic gold medalists – one from the U.S. and one from Hungary – and a U.S. national champion have filed a class-action suit against the international federation for swimming, known as “FINA.” Why? Because they won’t let them swim for appearance and prize money in a series which (more…)

Why is FINA trying to keep swimmers from making money at swimming?

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Larry Nassar preyed on young girls; why is gymnastics focused that way?

TSX HEADLINES – for December 14, 2018: The tragedy of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal points out the dangers of placing children into a high-pressure situation, in the hands of adults with virtually unlimited power over them. The stories coming out of the Ropes & Gray report are horrific, but go well beyond what Nassar (more…)

Larry Nassar preyed on young girls; why is gymnastics focused that way?

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USA Gymnastics to the USOC: “We’re not dead yet”

TSX HEADLINES – for December 7, 2018: The not-widely-foreseen filing by USA Gymnastics for financial protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code demonstrates considerable moxie on behalf of an organization which is considered a cast member of “The Walking Dead.” In a single act, USA Gymnastics shut down the current and future legal (more…)

USA Gymnastics to the USOC: “We’re not dead yet”

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Want to promote your sport? Start with better statistics!

TSX HEADLINES – for August 27, 2018: One of the great gifts of sports is statistics. The availability of points, times and scores allow us to compare athletic achievements, sometimes across decades or even more than a century. So why don’t more international sports federations grab hold of this key opportunity? Let’s face it: even (more…)

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The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about 2026

TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, China. Even with the added events, however, the total number of athletes to compete in 2022 will now be less than in 2018. Part of (more…)

The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about 2026

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