Category Archives: olympic sports

Important Olympic qualifying dates

Yes, I’m still planning to do Olympic projections this year. I’m switching to a different system, though, and the projections won’t be up until early summer. In preparing for that, I compiled a massive list of dates that will determ...

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Curling controversy swirls at nationals

I’ve been writing about U.S. Soccer’s efforts to cultivate elite play even if it means breaking up teams and long-established ways of organizing competition. Turns out there’s a similar story in curling. Part of the issue: The High...

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Back in the podcasting game

The new SportsMyriad podcast features me ranting about the U.S. women’s soccer roster, curling, Rio 2016 prep, youth soccer getting too serious, and of course, the bizarre lawsuit filed against Ronda Rousey by a guy who apparently lives at Whi...

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Curling at the crossroads

Here’s why you should be paying attention to curling right now: The Challenge Round, to fill out the field for the national championships, is underway. The national championships this year are in the unlikely venue of Jacksonville, Fla., a sur...

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What happens when you search for Olympic sports

Yes, SportsMyriad will have medal projections in 2016, but we’re doing things a little differently. Note the “we.” Not “I.” I’m getting help. As preparation for the projections, I did a few searches on every Summer...

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Why the USA fell flat in track and field World Championships

The knee-jerk reaction is to find one small group of overlords to blame. But when knowledgeable folks like those at Daily Relay chime in, you get a different reaction: So what will be the response to the lowest medal total … Continue reading &...

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Please don’t come to Boston; or, don’t give up on the Games

Contrary to popular belief, a city or country can be a financially responsible host for a major sports event. While we fret about the cost of the Olympics, Toronto just hosted the Pan American Games, which has more sports and … Continue readin...

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Rio Olympics: Build, tear down, rebuild

If you build venues for the Pan Am Games, then tear them down or abandon them less than 10 years later when the Olympics come to town, you’re doing something wrong. That’s what Rio is doing, as detailed in this … Continue reading &...

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