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EXTRA: Elegant Opening Ceremony starts the XXIII Olympic Winter Games

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TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 9, 2018: There was cold, but there was also drama in a neat, compact Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang, Korea...

CAS dismisses final Russian appeals plus 34 Winter Games previews

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TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 9, 2018: All the appeals are done now, as the Court of Arbitration for Sport swept aside the last...

The IOC takes a holiday from sport to work on politics

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 22, 2018: The International Olympic Committee took a break from worrying about the technical details of the upcoming PyeongChang...

Get ready for Winter Games TV: 27 events to watch in week one!

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 17, 2018: NBC is planning to offer 2,400 hours of Olympic Winter Games programming, including live streaming of every...

Was the 2028 Olympics or the Dodger pennant the top 2017 sports moment in...

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 10, 2018: What was the no. 1 moment in sports in Los Angeles in 2017? The award of the...

Smoking guns, beautiful people and Spandex: the life of biathlete Susan Dunklee

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PALM DESERT, December 18, 2017 – “A policeman taps me on the shoulder and says he had a report of a ‘mad woman with...

Launching at last: The Sports Examiner goes to subscriptions

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PALM DESERT, December 15, 2017 – This is the 215th issue of The Sports Examiner and the one comment that we have most often...

Nina Roth: A career nurse and now a U.S. Olympic curler

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PALM DESERT, December 8, 2017 – Representing the United States in a World Championships is quite an honor. But it’s not the same as...

The IOC got it almost perfect: No Russia, but maybe some Russians …

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PALM DESERT, December 6, 2017 – The long-awaited decision of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board on Russia’s participation came Tuesday with a split...

Is this the last week that FloJo will be a world-record holder?

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PALM DESERT, November 20, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will hand out its annual awards this coming Friday in Monaco....

Who makes more: Track stars or World Cup skiers?

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PALM DESERT, November 17, 2017 – Alpine skiers have to be the princes and princesses of the Olympic-sport world, don’t they? Training and competing at...

Individual justice vs. collective responsibility, or is it the IOC vs. the IAAF?

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PALM DESERT, November 13, 2017 – Over the next four weeks, both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)...

The cheapest, most undeserved gold medal in Olympic history

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PALM DESERT, November 10, 2017 – What will happen to the Russian team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea? Will the International Olympic...

German court will hear challenge to IOC’s sponsor exclusivity Rule 40

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PALM DESERT, October 30, 2017 – Very few athletes can quote chapter and verse from the Olympic Charter, the rulebook of the International Olympic...

Triathlon star Katie Zaferes is all about being prepared

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PALM DESERT, October 25, 2017 – American triathlon star Katie Zaferes finished second at the Triathlon World Series Grand Final this year and is...

It’s all in the mind for Slopestyle World Champion McRae Williams

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PALM DESERT, October 16, 2017 – In Freestyle Skiing, it seems younger is always better. Until 26-year-old McRae Williams stunned everyone – including himself...

U.S. Soccer is based in Chicago; to succeed, it must learn from the Cubs

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PALM DESERT, October 13, 2017 – It’s a quiet time in the offices of the U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago, where the stunning failure...

Will home cooking power a Korean medal parade next February?

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PALM DESERT, October 4, 2017 – Traditionally, countries which host an Olympic Games can expect their athletes to win more medals at home than...

Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part 3)

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PALM DESERT, September 22, 2017 – There have been only two Winter Games in Asia, both in Japan: Sapporo in 1964 and Nagano in...

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