Category Archives: olympic sports

Boston 2024: Do Olympics need to be “walkable”?

Boston 2024 co-chair David Manfredi is proud of the bid committee’s plans to have walkable, compact Olympics, with 28 of 33 venues within 6.2 miles of the athletes’ village, AP reports. But is that really important? For someone like me, &...

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Beijing’s bid for the Winter Games

Curling at the Water Cube? Please make this happen! The rest of this USA TODAY story is more skeptical, perhaps with good reason. China isn’t known for skiing, to put it mildly. But one of their local ski resorts is getting … Continue r...

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Medal projection fever: Events that matter in 2015

Ten days until the men’s handball World Championships! That’s the first of many events that will feed into the 2016 medal projections this year. By the end of the year, I’ll have every Rio event projected. Even SuperBacteria Sailin...

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Break up the Olympics!

The U.S. Olympic Committee may soon select a bid city for the 2024 Olympics, picking from a pool that includes Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The correct answer is … all of them. Why not? That’s the … Conti...

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Just when you thought the Olympics were dead (bowling edition)

If only the IOC had as many suitable hosts for the Winter Olympics as it had sports who want to get on the Summer Olympic program … The sport of bowling, long an Olympic aspirant, is taking aim at the … Continue reading →...

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Oly roundups: Oct. 6

The roundup of the Olympic sports roundups for the week: Team USA Sports Scene: U.S. women win world basketball title, U.S. Army wins Warrior Games, lower-level competitions in diving and figure skating. Universal Sports video: Lot of synchronized ...

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Whither the Winter Games? A study in arrogance

The Winter Olympics aren’t that expensive. Not if you already have most of the infrastructure in place — a sliding track, ski jumps, a solid Alpine skiing area, and maybe four or five arenas ranging from 3,000 (curling) to 15,000 (figure...

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The unconscionable treatment of Lolo Jones

Clear your mind of any images. Now look at the following accomplishments: – World indoor champion, 60-meter hurdles, 2008 and 2010 – World Athletics Final champion, 100-meter hurdles, 2008 – 4th place in 2012 Olympics – 2nd pl...

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