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World Olympians Association announce medical research and back Rio 2016 refugees team

The World Olympians Association (WOA) is to carry out a review of post-career medical research on elite athletes - and has also backed the...

USADA’s Overwhelming Case against Lance Armstrong

Recently at my kids’ school, at the outdoor amphitheater with the sun shining bright in the brilliant blue of an October California morning  sky,...

Armour: No Place for Native American Nicknames or Mascots

Imagine the outrage if a sports team, college or professional, decided to have a mascot that lampooned African Americans or Latinos. Or Catholics or...

Sportsmanship on Display in NBA Championship

In contemporary America the notion of “competition” often takes on a very negative connotation -- visions of ruthless protagonists vying for some kind of conquest,...

Wrestling’s Olympic Future: Now What?

So interesting, indeed, to bear witness to the emotional recoil to the move by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) policy-making executive  board to cut...

IOC Presidential Candidates to Present to Session in Lausanne this July

The candidates vying to replace Jacques Rogge as the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will all be allowed to present their manifestos...

As the Games Continue, So Does the Controversy

The Italian race walker Alex Scharzer, defending 50K Olympics champion, admitted to doping just a couple of days before the London Games began and...

Another Urban Policy Flop

Hartford, Connecticut politicians are the latest set of public officials who have received a bill for a stadium only to find out that stadiums...

Sandusky Scandal Takes Financial Toll on Penn State

An analysis of the Penn State athletic department’s latest report to the NCAA reveals that overall operating revenue for the athletic program declined by...

Weir: “Olympics Are Not the Place To Make a Political Statement”

“The Olympics are not the place to make a political statement,” says Johnny Weir, the gay former U.S. figure skating champion, who has been...

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