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IOC Receives “Strong” Reassurances from Russia following Anti-Gay Bill Debacle

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today received "strong" reassurances from the Russian Government that "everyone will be welcome" at Sochi 2014 regardless of...

Putin Says International Paralympic Committee ‘Humiliating Itself’ with Russian Team Ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the International Paralympic Committee is humiliating itself by barring the Russian Paralympic team from the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil...

Prosecutors to Include Rio 2016 Venues as Part of Ongoing Corruption Probe

Federal investigators in Brazil have expanded their probe into whether construction projects associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympics were tarnished by corruption...

Blackmun Stood Up Just When the U.S. Olympics Needed Him Most

I've known United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun for over 15 years, and I have seen him, on occasion, enjoy a...

Big Sur International Marathon Responds to Events in Boston

The Big Sur International Marathon has always been a celebration of running. But, this year, after the events of April 15 at the Boston...

Three Important Questions Roger Goodell Was Not Asked in His 92Y Interview

Roger Goodell, the National Football League commissioner who spoke for an hour and change at 92nd Street Y Monday night, is undoubtedly “in the...

Student-Athletes’ Educations Are Not Free

This whole issue about the NCAA’s opposition to increasing aid to players is going to result in a fractured organization. I find it difficult to...

And the Saints Go Stumbling On

An interesting drama is now playing out on the National Football League stage.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell played the role of judge and jury...

Olympic Qualification Expulsion “Really Embarrassing” Admits New Zealand Football Chief Executive

New Zealand Football (NZF) chief executive Andy Martin claimed today they did nothing wrong leading up to the Olympic qualifying tournament here, but admitted...

Gold Medalists at Russia’s Alternative Paralympic Games to be Awarded Over $60,000

Russian athletes who won gold medals at the country’s competition which was held after their ban from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be...

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