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LANE ONE: Could Kasper’s outburst lead to a reduction in the size of...

In case you missed it, there was a huge explosion inside the Olympic Movement last week after an interview with Federation Internationale de Ski President Gian-Franco Kasper appeared in the Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger. Kasper, a Swiss now 75, has been with the FIS since 1975. He was Secretary-General from 1975-98 and then became its […]
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The Olympic Winter Games is worth $1,420,000,000

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 15, 2018: Back in 1924, the “Chamonix Winter Sport Week” was simply an attachment to the Olympic Games coming later that year in Paris. From that small seed, a behemoth has grown. The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will have – for the first time – more than 100 events […]
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The Olympic Winter Games is worth $1,420,000,000

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 15, 2018: Back in 1924, the “Chamonix Winter Sport Week” was simply an attachment to the Olympic Games coming later that year in Paris. From that small seed, a behemoth has grown. The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will have – for the first time – more than 100 events […]
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Why can’t Olympic sports be more like college football?

PALM DESERT, November 27, 2017 – This past weekend was a great one in Olympic sports … and college football. Fans of both were attending spectacular events in the thousands and there were rapt audiences watching on television. In the U.S. anyway, there were a lot more people watching college football, however, as the season […]
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Innsbruck’s message to the IOC: Even a zero-cost Games isn’t worth the hassle

PALM DESERT, October 18, 2017 – The failure of the referendum supporting a bid for the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck and the Tyrol region of Austria wasn’t just a rejection of sky-high costs for the Games. It was rejection of the Olympic concept itself … because the bid as envisioned could well have earned […]
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Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part 3)

PALM DESERT, September 22, 2017 – There have been only two Winter Games in Asia, both in Japan: Sapporo in 1964 and Nagano in 1998. Between the two, the United States won 21 medals, but thanks to the athletes we’ve been profiling over the last couple of weeks, Team USA stands to win a lot […]
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