| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Few International Olympic Committee meetings will have more of an impact on the future of the Olympics than the session that is to take place this September in Buenos Aires.
In a brief span, the members will elect a presidential successor from six...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Jacques Rogge told a German newspaper last week that future International Olympic Committee presidents no longer should be volunteers but paid employees.
He is right.
But only under this condition:
If he or she is to be paid, the president who...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:51 AM
The trials are over.
The tribulations are not.
U.S. Speedskating named its 10 qualifiers for the fall short track World Cup team based on results of the selection trials competition that ended Sunday in Salt Lake City.
Six of the 10 were signees...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 12:23 PM
LONDON - This is my 16th Olympic Games.
It is also the first in which I will see the Olympic Games rather than be focused on one sport, track and field at the Summer Games, figure skating at the Winter Games.
I love those two sports, and they have given...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
One day at the 1997 World Track and Field Championships in Athens, Greece, the Sunday Times of London writer David Walsh asked me if I were writing about doping in every story.
This was a few years before Walsh published two books about Lance Armstrong,...
| May 24, 2012
| 7:51 PM
When historians of such things seek the moment the U.S. Olympic Committee found a way to forge the Thursday agreement that put the U.S. back in the game as a potential Olympic Games host, they need look no further than Oct. 7, 2009.
It was five days...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:40 AM
There is no doubt when and where the next Olympics in the United States should be.
Denver and its region have everything they need to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Much more, in fact, than the city and region could...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 2:10 PM
In the International Olympic Committee's curious way of doing business, the cart goes before the horse.
So the United States Olympic Committee had to file a letter saying it had met a condition of bidding for the 2020 Olympic Games to keep its options...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 11:29 AM
On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes.
*Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad. She...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 4:09 PM
The International Olympic Committee wasted no time depositing Las Vegas' do-it-yourself application to be host of the 2020 Olympic Games into the circular file.
The Nevadans wouldn't take a domestic no for an answer when the U.S. Olympic...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:00 AM
LaShawn Merritt showed the world Tuesday he is one of the favorites to win the 400-meter gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Now it's up to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to decide whether Merritt can run in London, from which he currently is banned....
| Oct 18, 2011
| 7:08 AM
Jacque Messel was walking back from the mess hall her freshman year at the United States Military Academy when a senior asked Messel if she had played sports in high school.
Messel’s answer was volleyball, basketball and track.