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Reaching the Upper Deck

I remember when baseball card collecting was big.  My dad and I would drive around town in the late 1980s to early 1990s, looking for...

Academy Mourns Loss of Reagan Media Award Winner, Sports Illustrated Writer Frank Deford

The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Frank Deford, who spent five decades as one of the top writers for Sports...

We Share Equally

He was an elite pilot – with firm beliefs about a few things. He was a family man during a time when being a...

Two Jesse Owens Olympic Gold Medals to be Auctioned

Two of Jesse Owens' gold medals from the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games will be auctioned in August. The track and field legend secured four gold...

Barcelona Mayor: 1992 Olympics Left ‘Indelible Legacy’ on the City

As Barcelona celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Olympics, the city’s mayor Ada Colau said the Barcelona Games left an indelible legacy of...

Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941 Changed the World and Changed Sports

Pearl Harbor was attacked 75 years ago on December 7, 1941. There are not many around today who can clearly recall the words of...

Barker: Sixty Years on From Melbourne 1956 – an Olympics Which Faced Familiar Problems

It all sounds very familiar. Warnings about the lack of progress from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), disputes over venues, delays in construction, strikes...

Baseball, FDR, Military and Veterans

It is Veteran's Day and it is a time to reflect and honor all of those who served in the military. It is also...

Jaimie Fuller: Atlanta 1996 and the Greatest Triumph

The Opening Ceremony is one of the most-watched events of the Olympic Games. It gives the host nation a great opportunity to set its narrative. The...

Jaimie Fuller: Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000 – Bigger Than Just the Games

Many say that sport and politics should not mix, but they are more often than not inextricably tied. Sometimes the co-mingling of the two is...

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