Category Archives: olympic sports

Monday Myriad, July 28: Sprinter’s paradise

We begin this week with a view of a cycling sprint finish from the winner’s perspective. Sounds like that would be “nothing,” but Marianne Vos didn’t take the lead until the last few meters: Last 200m is strangely zen. RT &hel...

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Monday Myriad, July 21: Spike and strike

This week: A couple of U.S. teams won world championships (one official, one nearly official), and we had a track meet with a series of dizzying performances. We are the champions (I): U.S. men in the World League volleyball final. #FIVBWorldLeague:...

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An Olympic venue that is NOT a white elephant

And no surprise, it’s from the 2002 Olympics. It’s the Utah Olympic Oval: Several members noted the oval was the centerpiece of a recreational gathering place for Kearns residents, quite worthy of the investment. “The oval is the he...

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Monday Myriad, July 14: Steeple-caught

A few things you might have missed while waiting for Argentina to get a shot on frame: BEST RECORD PERFORMANCE Emma Coburn wanted the U.S. record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Ethiopia’s Hiwot Ayalew just wanted a Diamond Leagu...

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Violinist allegedly qualified for Games through rigged race

Not that we could ever condone cheating, but wouldn’t it be nice to think that if we’re going to bend the rules to get a celebrity into the Olympics, we did it for a violinist? Culture still exists! Slovenia Ski Association … Cont...

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Lacrosse in the 2024 Olympics

Lacrosse is nowhere near the global participation rates the IOC wants to see (compare their list of affiliated national federations with baseball’s, let alone karate’s), and if the Olympics expand any more, they’ll simply explode in...

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Monday Myriad, July 7: Meb passed a lot of you

Best and worst in myriad sports this week: BEST CHARITY RUN Meb Keflezighi started at the back of the Peachtree Road Race. He couldn’t pass everyone — the top runners were had been done for more than an hour by … Continue reading &...

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A track and field World Cup?

Like European soccer competitions, track and field isn’t necessarily in bad shape, but it’s fun to talk about tinkering. Daily Relay’s Jesse Squire is a big fan of team competitions, so he asks the logical question for the one year ...

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