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Op Ed: Give London Mascots a Chance

May 28, 2010

Union Jack Mascots. (London 2012) (ATR) Steely, not warm and fuzzy. Odd-faced. Unfamiliar. With their looks alone, the two mascots for London 2012 are breaking the mold. ...

OP Ed: USOC Strengthening International Image

May 12, 2010

By USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny (USA Gymnastics) There is no mistaking that politics, geopolitical alliances, and relationshi...

Op Ed -- Equestrian Enters Clean Sport Era

April 05, 2010

"The legitimacy of equestrian sport is rooted in the concept of fair play. The doping scandals of the Athens and Beijing games certainly threatened that legitimacy."-- FEI Sec...

The View from Here: A Vancouverite Looks at the Games

February 28, 2010

Vancouverite Bob Mackin has reported for Around the Rings since 2004. The 2010 Games have come and are almost gone. What was it like: better, worse or exactly what I exp...

The View From Here: Is Legacy Worth the Olympics?

February 23, 2010

The Richmond Olympic Oval will become a community recreation center after the Games. (Getty Images) (ATR) Is legacy an over-rated idea for the Olympics? Is it simply an excus...

The View from Here: London & Sochi Lessons

February 21, 2010

Ed Hula in Vancouver Sochi and London organizers tell us it’s too early to glean lessons from the experience of the Vancouver Olympics, but we have some ideas for them to thi...

The View from Here: Good Things for Vancouver

February 17, 2010

Ed Hula in Vancouver (ATR) Ok, Vancouver is taking a stumble or two as it tries to hit full stride for the remainder of the Games. But there are also a lot of good things...

The View from Here: Tragedy Demands Legacy from Vancouver

February 15, 2010

Ed Hula in Vancouver There’s no way anybody could speculate that grief, not joy, would be the first emotion to sweep over the Vancouver Olympics. While I mused last week ...

Op Ed: 1960 Squaw Valley Looks Back for 50th Anniversary

February 06, 2010

David C. Antonucci, author of Snowball’s Chance – The Story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. The story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games is the s...

Op Ed: Let the Bailout Games Begin

January 23, 2010

Bob Mackin at the Whistler bobsleigh track. (ATR) Three years ago a business plan for the Vancouver Olympics predicted the Games would be recession-free. Oops! ATR Vancouver ...

OpEd: Nawal Breaks Glass Ceiling

January 16, 2010

ATR Editor Ed Hula.She cleared hurdles to make history at the 1984 Olympics. Now Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco is breaking glass ceilings as an IOC member. Winner of the 400m...

Op Ed: U.S. Recipe for 2028 Olympics

January 10, 2010

ATR Editor Ed Hula. (ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee takes the first steps in what will be an 18-year journey to the 2028 Olympics – the next time the Summer Games could possi...

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