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Op Ed

Time to Admit Hard Truths About Boston 2024 -- OpEd

July 26, 2015

Boston (Getty Images) (ATR) An unscheduled teleconference of the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors on July 27 could mean the end of the tortured bid from Boston for the...

Special Olympics Athletes Making History -- Op Ed

July 09, 2015

In 1976 I made history by scoring the first ever perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Montreal Olympic Games. That moment profoundly changed my life. It was an incredibly proud mo...

Op-Ed: Rugby Triggers $2 Billion Tokyo Olympic Stadium Controversy

July 03, 2015

Work on the national stadium gets under way in October (ATR) (ATR) It’s the game they play in heaven – and rugby certainly holds a celestial position in the top ranks at Toky...

Evolution Never Stops for Swimming -- Op Ed

June 30, 2015

1964 was a year I’ll never forget. Donna de Varona (ATR) It was then, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, I reached the ultimate achievement as an elite athlete. Four years e...

The European Games: A Reality Show? -- Op Ed

June 24, 2015

I could have written this article before the first European Games in Baku started and it would not have changed by the time the event finishes. Crystal Hall boxing venue in...

Tale of Two Men -- Op Ed

June 05, 2015

(ATR) A fall from grace for two international sport leaders could end the career for one of them. The other could still be a force to reckon with in the years ahead. We’re...

Media: The Fourth Estate in Anti-Doping -- Op Ed

May 19, 2015

(ATR) As the global anti-doping community becomes more and more accustomed to the anti-doping rule changes that took effect on 1 January with the introduction of the 2015 Worl...

Let`s Call the Whole Thing Off -- ATR Crystal Ball

May 05, 2015

(ATR) It’s a cool, star-filled night for the opening ceremony of the Boston Olympics. The temporary stadium in the center of the city is jammed with 60,000 spectators and a wo...

WADA President: "WADA Instilling Confidence in Athletes" -- Op Ed

April 29, 2015

Last month, the global anti-doping community congregated in Lausanne, Switzerland – a city seen by many as the epicentre of the sporting world – for the largest annual gatheri...

SportAccord Cannot Avoid Challenges -- Op Ed

April 28, 2015

(ATR) When Marius Vizer took aim at the IOC a week ago in his “welcoming” speech at the open of the SportAccord Convention in Sochi, he managed to turn a simmering dispute int...

Olympic Games: Why We Must Compress Time and Reduce Cost -- Op Ed

April 17, 2015

Bob Richardson (KTS Global Group) My involvement with the Olympic Games started almost 30 years ago and my first visit to an Olympic City was Atlanta in 1996. There I was adv...

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