| 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.
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:31 PM
Common sense won.
That is the essence of the landmark decision the Court of Arbitration of Sport announced Thursday, rejecting the International Olympic Committee's attempt to play by its own rules on Olympic eligibility of athletes banned for doping....
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:24 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS – Evan Lysacek said Friday his training is going well. He is tweaking programs to figure out what mathematical permutations certain elements will give him, depending on where he places them in the program.
While he still is not...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Was Jacques Rogge simply swept up by the euphoria that can follow having $4.38 billion fall into your lap?
Was the International Olympic Committee president whispering sweet nothings Tuesday when he heaped praise on the United States and seemed to be all...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Next week at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in South Korea, a computer engineer from Atlanta will take another step she hopes could lead to the 2012 London Olympics.
That Kulsoom Abdullah has gotten this far is nothing short of a miracle, given...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 11:24 AM
If Pal Schmitt's resignation as president of Hungary over a plagiarism scandal isn't enough for the International Olympic Committee to boot him as a member, here's a little more evidence of the fraud Schmitt perpetrated regarding his academic credentials....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Evan Lysacek has taken a big step toward getting back into competitive figure skating.
Lysacek, the reigning Olympic champion, announced Monday he has switched agents, leaving Creative Artists Agency for Shep Goldberg, who has represented Michelle...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Six months ago, USA Track & Field handed Max Siegel a one-year deal as a consultant to give a struggling sport some new ideas in marketing, sponsorship, publicity and communications.
Monday, it announced Siegel will run the whole show.
The USATF board...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 3:09 PM
The day Dr. LeRoy Walker, then 74, became the first black president of the U.S. Olympic Committee in October of 1992, I noted how Walker's willingness to speak his mind discomfited some USOC officials.
After what he had experienced as a child of the Jim...
| May 13, 2012
| 4:30 PM
DALLAS - It’s a pretty simple situation.
Until the U.S. Olympic Committee reaches some kind of new revenue-sharing agreement in the apparently endless negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, there will not be another Olympic Games in...
| May 14, 2012
| 9:11 AM
DALLAS - Evan Lysacek and Nastia Liukin share an experience that has turned each into an emotional bulwark for the other’s Olympic comeback.
“When you go to the Olympic Games and win, no one understands what you are going through afterward...
| May 19, 2012
| 2:57 PM
If I were among the vast majority of U.S. Olympians who struggle to make ends meet, I would be taken aback by the salaries of U.S. Olympic Committee staff members listed in the 2011 USOC tax filing made public today.
It showed 14 USOC employees earned...