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Philip Hersh

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  • Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail

    Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail
    -------------------- Running coverage of the 2012 Chicago Marathon today. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were...
  • Olympian without a country prepares for marathon

    Olympian without a country prepares for marathon
    LONDON — The Olympian without a country is not without a budget. Guor Marial shows up for an interview at the Olympic Village dressed in jeans and a polo shirt purchased from Target. He trains in old gear from Iowa State. He will run the marathon...
  • It takes a team of 20 (and more) to cover the Olympic Games like this

    It takes a team of 20 (and more) to cover the Olympic Games like this
    The Olympics are no different from any big undertaking: You tend to assess the success of the operation relative to your view of it. For an Olympian, if that view includes looking down from the medal podium while being glorified with your country’s...
  • L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race

    L.A. officially in 2024 Olympic bid race
    Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles has officially thrown its hat in the ring again. "I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to U.S....
  • Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate

    Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate
    Mistakes on two jump landings left Gracie Gold fifth after Saturday's short program at the Four Continents Championship in Osaka, Japan. But the Elk Grove Village-based skater still is within reach of everyone but runaway leader Mao Asada of Japan, whose...
  • Lemont cyclist Vande Velde admits to doping, gets 6-month ban

    Lemont cyclist Vande Velde admits to doping, gets 6-month ban
    Cyclist Christian Vande Velde of Lemont is among the 11 former Lance Armstrong teammates who admitted to doping during testimony under oath in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation of Armstrong. Vande Velde said in an affidavit he had doped from 1999...
  • Barrington rider on Olympic short list

     
    Barrington equestrian Allison Springer and her horse, Arthur, have been named to the short list for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team in three-day eventing. The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced Monday night nine riders and 11 horses are on the list....
  • Hurdles' great Allen Johnson exits the field

     
    A few things have slipped by while I was working on other things. Among them: Allen Johnson left competitive track and field at age 39. If hardly anyone noticed when the high hurdler quietly announced his decision a couple weeks......
  • Olympic panel's recommendation was no honor for Ueberroth

     
    The U.S. Olympic Committee board last week rejected the Tagliabue committee's recommendation to stop having immediate past chairmen serve as honorary president and attend board meetings. It was the only recommendation made by the advisory committee,...
  • U.S. companies paying majority of Olympic freight again

     
    By Philip Hersh News and comment: News: U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor Proctor & Gamble will announce Wednesday it has become an International Olympic Committee global sponsor as well. Comment: Another plus for the USOC in its efforts to regain...
  • With two years to run, Coe says London in 'killing zone' of its Olympic preparations race

     
    The London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it looked earlier this month. (Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth) By Philip Hersh Tuesday marks two years to go to the July 27, 2012 opening of the London Summer Olympics. To the man running......
  • Chicago needs to join next U.S. World Cup

     
    The opening ceremony of the 1994 World Cup at Soldier Field (AP file photo) By Philip Hersh A few things have slipped by lately while I was working on other things. I'm getting to them one-by-one -- this is the......