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OpEd: What A Los Angeles Olympics WIll Mean

August 04, 2017

(ATR) Eleven years ago, the top three selling mobile phones were Motorola’s Razr, Research in Motion’s Blackberry Pearl, and the Nokia 6070. Apple’s iPhone had not yet been i...

Op Ed: 2024/2028 - A Unique Opportunity for the IOC

June 08, 2017

With only two Candidate Cities following a two-year application process, the International Olympic Committee finds itself in an interesting situation for the allocation of th...

Op Ed: The Future of Stand-Up Paddle Is With the ISA

May 04, 2017

Stand-up paddle (SUP) is my passion and at the center of my life. This passion started when I was young and was born out of a close affinity to the ocean. Casper Steinfath (...

Op Ed: A New Bidding Strategy for the Olympic Games

April 20, 2017

In my previous blog, I said that the lack of a long-term strategy and vision has blinkered the IOC in its ability to anticipate the current dearth of viable host cities for th...

Op Ed: A Provocative Catch-22 for 2024

April 11, 2017

With the International Olympic Committee vote to award the 2024 Summer Olympic Games just over five months away, the Los Angeles bid for these Games is a proverbial Catch-22. ...

The Hula Report: 2024 Olympic Bid Dilemma

March 18, 2017

(ATR) Paris and Los Angeles appear to be on track to lock up an Olympic Games for 2024 or 2028, but hurdles remain. Can the two strike a deal with the IOC? IOC President Th...

Op-Ed: On the Defensive, IOC President Plays Alternative Facts Trump Card

March 08, 2017

Veteran Olympic journalist Phil Hersh says Thomas Bach is blaming the wrong people for the 2024 bid failures. Phil Hersh (ATR) Budapest officially bowed out of the race to...

OpEd: Budapest Demise Heaps More Agony on IOC

February 24, 2017

(ATR) Is anybody really surprised that Budapest has ended its bid for the 2024 Olympics? The demise of the Hungarian bid in the face of public opposition and lack of poli...

Op Ed: American Arrogance? An Olympic Bid While Trump Tells the Rest of the World to Get Lost

January 30, 2017

It turns out, thankfully, that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not tailor his conscience to suit the fascism of the times. Philip Hersh (ATR) (Did I just write fascis...

Op Ed: Olympics in the Trump Era

January 23, 2017

(ATR) Welcome to the Donald Trump era of the Olympics. Unpredictable, quotable, controversial and impulsive, the new U.S. president takes office in the final months of the...

IAAF Responds to Open Letter to Sebastian Coe

January 04, 2017

Note: AIPS President Gianni Merlo's open letter to IAAF President Sebastian Coe can be found here. Dear Gianni, IAAF response to open letter from AIPS President Gianni Mer...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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