| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Here's the latest on the search for a new chief executive of USA Track & Field: The federation issued a statement Tuesday that allows a few likely conclusions to be drawn. 1. Stephanie Hightower will not become CEO as long as she remains the top official...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:05 PM
Kulsoom Abdullah didn't waste any time.
One day after the International Weightlifting Federation's Wednesday announcement it had made changes in the sport's competition dress code at her behest, the 35-year-old lifter from Atlanta registered for the U.S....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 11:49 AM
While the U.S. Olympic Committee continued to make progress in its revenue sharing discussions with the International Olympic Committee in meetings Thursday and Friday, the lack of a resolution reduced the already small chances of a U.S. bid for the...
| 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 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 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...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 10:20 AM
LONDON – Professional journalists try to keep the proper distance from subjects we write about.
That ethical guideline does not prevent us from feeling human emotions about some of the subjects.
So I wanted to cheer early Saturday afternoon when I...
| 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...
| 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 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 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....