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An “A” for PyeongChang now, but the grade may be revised later

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 26, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, so how good were they? There are still a lot of questions to be answered before a final grade can be given, but the Korean organizers did the big things well. Our initial grade is an “A,” but there are issues that could […]
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An “A” for PyeongChang now, but the grade may be revised later

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 26, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, so how good were they? There are still a lot of questions to be answered before a final grade can be given, but the Korean organizers did the big things well. Our initial grade is an “A,” but there are issues that could […]
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EXTRA: Topsy-turvy Games continue: U.S. wins Curling, no vote on Russia

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 24, 2018: The PyeongChang Games have been an exercise in patience and unpredictability. The weather has been alternately perfect and perverse and the carefully-planned schedule has been thrown – literally – to the wind. Now the International Olympic Committee is having its own scheduling issues, unable to come up with […]
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EXTRA: Topsy-turvy Games continue: U.S. wins Curling, no vote on Russia

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 24, 2018: The PyeongChang Games have been an exercise in patience and unpredictability. The weather has been alternately perfect and perverse and the carefully-planned schedule has been thrown – literally – to the wind. Now the International Olympic Committee is having its own scheduling issues, unable to come up with […]
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Give NBC a silver medal for consistent quality in a bad time zone

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 23, 2018: NBC spent a reported $963 million on the right for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but didn’t know where it would be held. When PyeongChang was selected, the network knew it was going to have some issues with the time zone. But it did quite well and its […]
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Give NBC a silver medal for consistent quality in a bad time zone

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 23, 2018: NBC spent a reported $963 million on the right for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but didn’t know where it would be held. When PyeongChang was selected, the network knew it was going to have some issues with the time zone. But it did quite well and its […]
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EXTRA: U.S. continues sudden medal rush, while Russia lobbies to end suspension

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 22, 2018: Although not expected to be at the top of the medal table in PyeongChang, the U.S. Olympic Team was definitely underperforming through most of the Winter Games. Suddenly, however, there’s been a medal rush – and more to come – as the Games slide toward the finish on […]
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EXTRA: U.S. continues sudden medal rush, while Russia lobbies to end suspension

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 22, 2018: Although not expected to be at the top of the medal table in PyeongChang, the U.S. Olympic Team was definitely underperforming through most of the Winter Games. Suddenly, however, there’s been a medal rush – and more to come – as the Games slide toward the finish on […]
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What do you do with an unrepentant relative? The IOC’s continuing Russian dilemma

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 12, 2018: It’s not unusual to have a relative who just won’t cooperate with the rest of the family. They are right and you are always wrong. And so the International Olympic Committee has needlessly put itself under pressure with comments that it might lift its suspension of the Russian […]
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What do you do with an unrepentant relative? The IOC’s continuing Russian dilemma

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 12, 2018: It’s not unusual to have a relative who just won’t cooperate with the rest of the family. They are right and you are always wrong. And so the International Olympic Committee has needlessly put itself under pressure with comments that it might lift its suspension of the Russian […]
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Russia is on suspension and the IOC is not going to let them...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 29, 2018: The International Olympic Committee confirmed last Saturday that 169 Russian athletes – from an original pool of 500 – will be invited to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea. Some think this is too many and the Russians think it’s too few. But the IOC […]
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Russia is on suspension and the IOC is not going to let them...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 29, 2018: The International Olympic Committee confirmed last Saturday that 169 Russian athletes – from an original pool of 500 – will be invited to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea. Some think this is too many and the Russians think it’s too few. But the IOC […]
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Why Scott Blackmun is right and Sports Illustrated is wrong

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 26, 2018: All the commentators are chiming in about the Larry Nassar scandal and what should happen to Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Someone writing on the Sports Illustrated Web site said his “calm and reasoned conclusion” was “Burn it all down.” Boy, there’s […]
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Why Scott Blackmun is right and Sports Illustrated is wrong

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 26, 2018: All the commentators are chiming in about the Larry Nassar scandal and what should happen to Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Someone writing on the Sports Illustrated Web site said his “calm and reasoned conclusion” was “Burn it all down.” Boy, there’s […]
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Your Winter Games TV guide, continued: 24 events to watch in week two

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 19, 2018: NBC will offer you the entire Olympic Winter Games from Korea if you want it, but no one can watch that much video. So we’ve combed the schedule to pull out the week two highlights – 24 events – to mark on your calendar as the best bets […]
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Your Winter Games TV guide, continued: 24 events to watch in week two

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 19, 2018: NBC will offer you the entire Olympic Winter Games from Korea if you want it, but no one can watch that much video. So we’ve combed the schedule to pull out the week two highlights – 24 events – to mark on your calendar as the best bets […]
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