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The Opinionist: From Oz With Love -- How Superstars and Sport Rescued a Devastated Olympic Nation

February 10, 2020

by Michael Pirrie Something profound and unexpected is happening in Australia, 20 years after it hosted the iconic 2000 Olympic Games. Michael Pirrie (Twitter) The su...

ICYMI: Boxing Federation Moves Toward Reforms, Russia Faces Calamitous WADA Penalties

December 01, 2019

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve. Here are our staff picks for articles this week they really want ...

OpEd: 100th Anniversary of Los Angeles Olympic Dreams

November 26, 2019

by David Simon One hundred years ago today, a meeting took place which would change the history of both Los Angeles and the Olympic Games. LA skyline as seen from Venice (...

OpEd: The Case for Shooting Sport

August 26, 2019

The following is in response to an OpEd by Alan Abrahamson published in Around the Rings on August 14, 2019. It can be found here.  The response is written by Bob Gambardel...

OpEd: Shooting No Sport for Olympics

August 14, 2019

(ATR) In the aftermath of horrific gun attacks, including one in his Ohio hometown, Alan Abrahamson raises questions about the place of sport shooting on the Olympic program...

Op Ed: No Regrets from Chicago for Clean Olympic Bid

July 12, 2019

(ATR) Testimony in a Brazilian court last week said the winning bid from Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics was fueled by bribes to IOC members. The testimony from the fo...

World Sports Journalists Day, July 2: Let's fight those who want to silence an unaligned media

July 02, 2019

Written by Gianni Merlo, AIPS President Gianni Merlo (ATR) LAUSANNE, July 2, 2019 - This 2nd of July invites us to reflect on what our future will be if we do not react to...

OpEd: New Sports Disrupt Olympic Program

March 01, 2019

(ATR) A wave of new sports is about to sweep over the Olympics across the next 10 years. Tony Hawk shows his skills during Buenos Aires 2018 (ATR) In an age when disrupto...

OpEd: London Conference Amplifies Athlete Voice

February 28, 2019

(ATR) Para powerlifter Ali Jawad endorses the Partnership for Clean Competition conference in April. Ali Jawad competes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (Getty Images) The B...

The Opinionist: Winning Isn't Everything - Counting the High Price of Cheating in Sport

December 18, 2018

By Michael Pirrie Sport has long helped to anchor Australia’s place in the world, and the nation’s cricket team has been its most successful sporting export in recent times...

OpEd: Olympians must speak up to preserve values of Olympism

November 10, 2018

Joel Bouzou, president, World Olympians Association (ATR) Olympians are part of a special community within the Olympic Family, giving them the unique opportunity to harness t...

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