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Let’s Turn Back the Clock

When did it all change in athletics that coaches, players, parents, and so on have decided that the idea behind sports is to pursue...

A Sporting Life in Korea

By Don Porter With the recent conclusion of the Winter Olympics, I recall Leaving South Korea in May 1952 via Pusan on a troop ship...

It’s Okay to not be Okay

If you know me, you would know that I like to have the appearance of having it together all the time. If you know...

Human Rights Watch Urges FIVB President Graca to Stop Awarding Events to Iran

Human Rights Watch (HWR) have issued a fresh call to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to cease awarding events to Iran unless a ban...

Death of Soccer Official Calls Attention to Continued Problems in Youth Sports

The death on May 4 of Ricardo Portillo in Salt Lake City once again places a spotlight on bad behavior in sporting activities and...

Footballer is Second Olympic Athlete to be Punished for Posting Racist Twitter Remarks

Switzerland footballer Michel Morganella has been stripped of his Olympic accreditation after posting a racist message on social networking site Twitter. Morganella posted the message,...

Leadership in Sports Toward a Championship: Part 2

“Complexity is your enemy.  Any fool can make something complicated.  It is hard to make something simple.”  -Richard Branson Urban Meyer served as the head...

Angel in Devil’s Shoes, Part Two

Oi! For those unfamiliar – this is an interjection – also spelled and/or pronounced “oy.” The meaning of this delightful little word can be...

Vizer Gives Japan Deadline to Finalize Report on Judo Abuse Scandal

Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation (IJF), has given Japan until October 15 to produce a report into the abuse scandal which...

Africa Could Host Olympics but Suffers from “Prejudice” Claims Hayatou

Africa has several countries capable already of hosting the Olympics and Paralympics but is being denied the opportunity because of "prejudice," it has been...

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