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OpEd: What Next for Olympic Sports Hopefuls?

August 22, 2009

 The way may be cleared for golf and rugby to join the 2016 Olympics. May be. But is all hope lost for any other sports to join the Summer Olympic program? A week ago the IOC ...

Op Ed -- Return to Beijing

August 10, 2009

(ATR) My first trip to Beijing since the close of the 2008 Olympics reveals a new city from the one cloaked for years in the trappings of the Olympic Games. From 2002 to 2007 ...

Op Ed: How Los Angeles Saved the Olympics

July 25, 2009

 Mike Moran, communications chief for the United States Olympic Committee during the 1984 Games, recalls the behind-the-scenes actions that saved the Olympics from extinction....

Op Ed-- Hunting White Elephants in East London

July 18, 2009

From the moment Jacques Rogge uttered the words when discussing what he didn't want to see in London, there's been an elephant, a white one, in the room at the planning meetin...

Op Ed: IOC Faces Information Deficit Disorder

May 30, 2009

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear the crash, is there any noise? It's getting to be like that for the IOC.The week has ended with a news blackout over...

Op Ed: Media Role for Olympic Bids - Respect, Reform, No Spies

May 16, 2009

(ATR) After visits to all four cities in the race for the 2016 Olympics, we think it's time for some changes in the way the media fit into the selection of a host city. First,...

Op Ed: 2016 Tour Begins in Chicago Chill

April 04, 2009

 (ATR) If there's snow in the air it must be time for the IOC to inspect cities bidding for the Summer Olympic Games. Despite the best intentions of the IOC to conduct the vis...

Op Ed: Obama Time for U.S. Bid

March 21, 2009

(ATR) President Barack Obama's first public utterance of the word "Olympics" as head of state probably isn't the way Chicago bid leaders had hoped it might go.  While appearin...

Op Ed: USOC Faces Credibility Test for Chicago 2016

March 14, 2009

(ATR) Just when it looked like the U.S. might have a winner in the race for a Summer Olympics, the USOC may have dropped the baton with a sudden leadership change barely six m...

Op Ed: Cricket Carnage a Warning for Olympics

March 07, 2009

The attack against the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore this week shows that the possibility of violence against international sport is a reality of 21st Century life.  Six po...

OpEd -- Softball President Says Sport Will Stand on Its Own

February 28, 2009

 I write in response of your recent OP Ed piece: “A Modest Proposal for Softball, Baseball." While the IOC rules prevent me from discussing any other sport bidding for the 201...

Op Ed -- A Modest Proposal for Softball, Baseball

February 21, 2009

An Idea for Baseball, SoftballThis week brought the submissions to the IOC by the seven sports hoping to join the program for the 2016 Olympics. The IOC is to decide in Octobe...

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