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Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

AP 4:57 p.m. EDT September 2, 2015 American Alex Meyer is among the few who have spoken out. A 2012 Olympian and former world-champion distance swimmer, he wants the open-water venue moved from Copacabana Beach. He did not qualify this … Continue reading

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Why no one wants to host the 2022 Olympics

The effect is the bidding for the 2022 Winter Games, which is now down to just two cities. The final vote comes next summer. There’s Beijing, China, which doesn’t actually sit within 120 miles of a usable ski mountain, and … Continue reading

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Why is the U.S. Olympic Committee Tax Exempt?

And USOC paid its senior staff handsomely. A dozen of its top executives made $250,000 or more in 2012, and its CEO, Scott Blackmun, received $965,000. After all that, it still had nearly $100 million in surplus revenue. To be … Continue reading

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Why Are Jim Thorpeā€™s Olympic Records Still Not Recognized?

On this 100-year anniversary of the Stockholm Games, there are several good reasons for the IOC to relent and fully recognize Thorpe as the sole champion that he was. Countless white athletes abused the amateurism rules and played minor-league ball … Continue reading

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