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  • U.S. track back to square one in CEO search

    U.S. track back to square one in CEO search
    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...
  • Burden removed, Muslim woman will lift at U.S. Championships

    Burden removed, Muslim woman will lift at U.S. Championships
    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....
  • Slim chance of U.S. bid for 2020 Summer Olympics getting close to none

    Slim chance of U.S. bid for 2020 Summer Olympics getting close to none
    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...
  • Another reason for IOC to boot Pal Schmitt

    Another reason for IOC to boot Pal Schmitt
    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....
  • USOC lifted the bar for Muslim woman

    USOC lifted the bar for Muslim woman
    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...
  • LeRoy Walker was a man of Olympian achievement

    LeRoy Walker was a man of Olympian achievement
    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...
  • IOC decision on Marial is reason to cheer

    IOC decision on Marial is reason to cheer
    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...
  • 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...
  • L match: Liukin, Lysacek lean on each other

    L match: Liukin, Lysacek lean on each other
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....