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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Remember when 108,000 came to see a track meet at Stanford?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 11, 2018: There was a time when track & field was a higher-profile part of the American sports scene. Like when 108,000 spectators invaded Stanford Stadium in 1960 for the U.S. Olympic Trials and saw five new or tied world records as the American team was selected, just about this (more…)

Remember when 108,000 came to see a track meet at Stanford?

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Is it time for the IOC to consider a Do-It-Yourself Olympic Games?

U.S. General George S. Patton has some advice for the IOC’s current bid-city problems!TSX HEADLINES – for July 9, 2018: The iconic World War II U.S. General George S. Patton used to quote Napoleon’s maxim, L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace: “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.” With Graz’s withdrawal from the 2026 Winter Games race and the field (more…)

Is it time for the IOC to consider a Do-It-Yourself Olympic Games?

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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. (more…)

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 (more…)

Would you turn down an Olympic Games if it cost you nothing?

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