Category Archives: Olympics

America is heading for an awful Olympics showing

It’s a good thing America has snowboarders. Without them, the U.S. would be way down the medal standings at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. Make America Humble Again. There’s still one week to go in these Games, but as of late … Continue reading

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Fancy Bears targeting Olympic officials, Canadians

You might not know who (or what) Fancy Bears is, but the group is certainly causing headaches within International Olympic Committee circles. In its latest apparent hack of email accounts linked to Olympic officials, Fancy Bears sets its sights on … Continue reading

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It’s time to rethink how to determine Olympic success

Full disclosure: Charlie Tuggle is one of the authors of the story I mention below. He’s been a friend and mentor for more than a decade. With the 2018 Winter Olympics mere days away, the inevitable discussion about the greatest … Continue reading

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FLASH: North Korea to send athletes to 2018 Winter Olympics

The New York Times reports that North Korea will send a team to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In talks held at the border village of Panmunjom, North Korean negotiators quickly accepted South Korea‚Äôs request to send a large delegation to … Continue reading

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Sen. Graham adds fuel to (non-existent) fire about U.S. boycott of the 2018 Olympics

Sen. Lindsey Graham is playing politics. That’s not new. But he’s playing politics with the Olympic Games. And there’s not a lot of evidence to suggest the man has the knowledge needed to be doing so. Sen. Graham brought back … Continue reading

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The IOC hands down the equivalent of the NCAA death penalty on Russia

The news was not unexpected, but it was still jolting: The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The IOC’s belief that it has extensive evidence of systematic doping of Russian athletes and that … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Kontinental Hockey League officials may not allow their players to take part in Olympics

The Associated Press has the details. The Moscow-based KHL, widely considered the strongest league outside the NHL, contains leading Russians but also many players who could represent the United States, Canada, and various European nations. In a statement, KHL president … Continue reading

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