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  • USOC's Blackmun: Federal or state guarantee may be key to U.S. bid for Games

    USOC's Blackmun:  Federal or state guarantee may be key to U.S. bid for Games
    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...
  • Pay IOC president? yes, BUT...

    Pay IOC president?  yes, BUT...
    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...
  • Selection trials end, but skate tribulations continue

    Selection trials end, but skate tribulations continue
    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...
  • For my 16th Olympics, looking at a bigger picture

    For my 16th Olympics, looking at a bigger picture
    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...
  • Suspicious minds: why doping always is on mine

    Suspicious minds: why doping always is on mine
    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,...
  • Deal clears way for U.S. to bid for Olympics again

    Deal clears way for U.S. to bid for Olympics again
    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...
  • For 2022 Winter Games, USOC should get a Rocky Mountain high

    For 2022 Winter Games, USOC should get a Rocky Mountain high
    There is no doubt when and where the next Olympics in the United States should be. Denver. 2022. 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...
  • U.S. keeps options open on 2020 Olympic bid

    U.S. keeps options open on 2020 Olympic bid
    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...
  • Olympic gender gap closing

    Olympic gender gap closing
    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...
  • Olympic bid not happening in Vegas

    Olympic bid not happening in Vegas
    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. Gently. The Nevadans wouldn't take a domestic no for an answer when the U.S. Olympic...
  • World silver medalist Merritt now at the mercy of a court

    World silver medalist Merritt now at the mercy of a court
    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....
  • Messel's team handball journey rolls on to Pan Am Games

    Messel's team handball journey rolls on to Pan Am Games
    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. “Tomorrow...