Willie Banks seeks to heal USA Track & Field’s open wound

TSX HEADLINES – for November 19, 2018: Another divisive election is coming up. The annual meeting of USA Track & Field will take place in Columbus, Ohio in a couple of weeks and an old, still-open wound for many members was the 2014 election of the association’s nominee for the IAAF Council. Bob Hersh, the (more…)

Willie Banks seeks to heal USA Track & Field’s open wound

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Calgary turns away from the 2026 Winter Games by 56-44%

TSX HEADLINES – for November 14, 2018: The official vote total was posted online at 9:58 p.m. Mountain time and it ended the Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. With 39.7% of the eligible voters in the city turning out, some 56.4% voted against Calgary moving forward with a bid for the 2026 (more…)

IOC starts answering its bid problems with Allianz sponsorship

TSX HEADLINES – for September 24, 2018: The International Olympic Committee made a major sponsorship signing last week with the addition of the German-based Allianz Group, a major worldwide insurer with 2017 revenues in excess of $148 billion U.S. But curiously, the emphasis in the comments from IOC chief Thomas Bach was about how the (more…)

IOC starts answering its bid problems with Allianz sponsorship

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EXTRA: The Olympics is just different than any other event

The rings make it special; Maame Boney (USA) in the women’s Short Track 500 m (Photo by Jon Gaede) TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 17, 2018: If look closely at the aerial shots from PyeongChang, you’ll often see quite a few – or a lot – of empty seats. This is not a sold-out Games. (more…)

Gold rush starts for Shiffrin; how deep is the mine?

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 14, 2018: Brilliant and brave skiing by Mikaela Shiffrin brought a hoped-for – but not expected – victory in the women’s Giant Slalom in PyeongChang. Her best event, the Slalom, in which she is the defending Olympic Champion, comes next, and she could enter three more events at the Games. (more…)