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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Forever in Blue Jeans – Jesus, the CIA and How the Only Summer Games...

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There is much talk at present in the sports world and elsewhere of the threat of a new cold war. So it is an interesting...

Nightengale: Jon Lester Hopes to End Cubs’ 108-Year World Series ‘Curse’

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Jon Lester and his wife, sitting around the kitchen table recently, turned the conversation to the Chicago Cubs’ upcoming postseason, and Farrah had a...

Seven-Time Golfing Major Winner Arnold Palmer Dies at Age 87

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Arnold Palmer, one of the greatest golfers in history, has died aged 87. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the American star had been undergoing heart tests in...

Hail to the Whippets!

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A few weeks ago, I was honored to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Mobile County School’s (MCTS) last undefeated state champion football...

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