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Rio 2016: Field Notes

“Field is 50 percent of the name and 43 percent of the events. And for it to be ignored and belittled the way it has been at the network of the Olympics for the United States through 2032, is a … Continue reading

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Rio 2016: Do-Over

Image credit: Runners World “That’s strange,” I thought to myself while browsing the IAAF web site late Thursday morning to catch up on the most recent Olympic Track and Field results, “where is the United States?” I checked to make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Today We Die a Little

“He was, for two decades in the mid-twentieth century, the most celebrated sportsman on earth. Even now, he remains exceptionally honoured, with his own statue (one of only four) outside the official Olympic museum in Lausanne. Runner’s World named him … Continue reading

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Olympic Sour Grapes

Opening the front page of Tuesday’s Boston Globe, we were greeted by a grim headline. The two-word verdict, rendered in a font size normally reserved for announcing national calamities, read “GAMES OVER,” and below it, there appeared a photo of … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal to Bring Cross Country to the Olympics

Slogging along Sunday afternoon in what was becoming a steady rain, I suddenly realized what must be done to bring the sport of cross country to the Olympics.

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Olympics Idol

I have to admit, upon hearing the news that the U.S. Olympic Committee had backed Boston as the U.S.’s bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics, I had a sudden urge to scream, jump up and down, and then run … Continue reading

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Love for the Triple Jump

“No credence whatsoever should be given to recent unfounded speculation regarding possible changes to athletics’ programme within the Olympic Games. While the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations were passed at last week’s session, no details or specific proposals have yet been … Continue reading

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