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The Olympic Games, Los Angeles and hysteria, courtesy of Sergeant Schultz

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PALM DESERT, July 28, 2017 – As the International Olympic Committee and the bid committees of Paris and Los Angeles get closer to an...

Please … no more pants!

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PALM DESERT, July 26, 2017 – Have you been watching the FINA World Championships from Budapest? The competition has been marvelous ... except for those...

When is being the best in the world not good enough?

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PALM DESERT, July 24, 2017 – The United States swim team led the medal count at the 2015 World Championships ... and was considered...

The Sports Examiner’s Weekend Watch List: The Katie Ledecky Show

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The best of Olympic sport on television this weekend is from, in reverse order, Paris, Arlington, Pasadena and Budapest: => No. 3: Cycling/Tour de France:...

When technology went too far: Swimming’s fantastic plastic suits

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PALM DESERT, July 21, 2017 – The swimming portion of the FINA World Championships starts on Sunday with American superstar Katie Ledecky possibly ready...

Phelps is racing sharks for fun, Owens raced horses because he needed money

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PALM DESERT, July 19, 2017 – The silly Michael Phelps vs. a Great White Shark show coming Sunday is designed to be fun and...

The IOC changed its future, now what about the Paralympics?

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PALM DESERT, July 17, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee made a decisive move for the future with its decision to select host cities...

The International Olympic Committee, and its money

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PALM DESERT, July 14, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee gives away 90% of all of its revenue to support the Olympic Movement. Is this,...

Remembering UCLA’s Jim Bush, who knew the power of effort and encouragement

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PALM DESERT, July 12, 2017 – Do we die a little bit inside when one of our mentors passes away? For so many athletes who...

Ronald Reagan’s advice for the IOC and future Olympic bids

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PALM DESERT, July 10, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee is on the verge of selecting host cities for two Olympic Games at the...

What did the IOC’s Evaluation Commission really say about L.A. and Paris?

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PALM DESERT, July 7, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission gave glowing endorsements to both the Los Angeles and Paris bids for...

What is fairness? The IAAF, Caster Semenya and “intersex” athletes

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PALM DESERT, July 5, 2017 – South Africa’s reigning Olympic 800 m champion Caster Semenya has been a lightning rod for controversy since her...

The unbearable sadness of watching the world’s greatest swim team

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PALM DESERT, July 3, 2017 – USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis was the swim meet of the year, producing 48 top-five...

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