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This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.

Emmanuel Macron, a New Olympic Player

The IOC Evaluation Commission was lucky in Paris. Patrick Baumann, its Chairman, and the members of his team met two French Presidents in two...

Olympic Evaluation Commission Wraps Up LA 2024 Visit

"Los Angeles is already a great Olympic city but after these three days we now realize that was an understatement," commission leader Baumann told...

Taekwondo Federation Honors Pope with Honorary Black Belt

The World Taekwondo Federation awarded Pope Francis an honorary 10th Dan Black Belt - the highest rank in taekwondo – by WTF President Chungwon...

Disney Cites Subscriber Losses for ESPN Profit Tumble

As Walt Disney Co. reported an 11 percent jump in profit in its second fiscal quarter. The company’s media networks unit, which includes ESPN,...

McIlroy Inks $100 Million Deal with TaylorMade

Rory McIlroy’s status as one of the most marketable individuals in global sport was confirmed as the Northern Irishman signed a $100 million deal...

Russia’s Olympic Future

Amid the International Olympic Committee’s anxiety about diminishing available candidate host cities for ever more expensive Olympic Games, President Vladimir Putin makes it evident...

Americans Spend $887 Billion on Outdoor Recreation Each Year

Americans spend $887 billion annually on outdoor recreation according to the Outdoor Recreation Economy Report released by the OIA Outdoor Industry Association. In the U.S....

Tirico Takes NBC Triple Crown Hosting Reins

Mike Tirico, recently named NBC’s prime time Olympics host, will be taking the Triple Crown hosting reins from Tom Hammond, an award-winning member of...

Asada’s Impact Will Live on for Years to Come

Whenever I saw Mao Asada skate well, which she did often, I was reminded of the second line in one of the most famous...

Saudi Arabia Commits $100,000 in Funding to WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency welcomed an additional $100,000 commitment from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is to be dedicated towards the Agency’s key...

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