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Philip Hersh

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  • Bar raised on pace of Olympic coverage

    Bar raised on pace of Olympic coverage
    As my 16th Olympics as a reporter approaches, I am getting ready in a different way from the past. In all my previous OIympics, I have focused on one sport – figure skating in winter, track and field in summer.  In London, I will be a general...
  • 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...
  • The Tribune's Olympic team is forming

    The Tribune's Olympic team is forming
    The Chicago Tribune has done distinguished Olympic sports journalism for a long time. Many of the Tribune's traveling teams have been led by Philip Hersh, our intrepid Olympics specialist. Phil has covered 16 Olympic Games, by far the most of any writer...
  • The Babe wasn't the last woman to win long jump-high jump double medals

     
    When Chaunte Howard Lowe won the high jump and finished second in the long jump Saturday at the U.S. Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, I wrote that it was a rare double and that Lowe was "believed to......
  • U.S. strength with iron ball no one-shot deal

     
    When a guy with a 6-foot-6, 320-pound body and an Olympic silver medal talks about creating a competitive monster, you figure he knows a little about the subject. So you can take Christian Cantwell's word on how his success and......
  • Hurdler Lolo Jones sees a different picture of herself in London Olympics

     
    For four years after the 1996 Olympics, legendary Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj kept a photo on his bedroom wall of the fall in the 1,500-meter final that likely kept him from winning the race in Atlanta. Haunted by the......
  • Dow deal could improve chemistry between U.S. and International Olympic committees

     
    The announcement coming Friday in New York about the newest International Olympic Committee global sponsor should be a big part of helping the U.S. Olympic Committee resolve its ongoing problems with the IOC over global sponsorship money. The new sponsor....
  • 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......