Showing posts with category "olympics"

Should US Olympic Training Be Federally Supported?

Here’s a short post about the sacrifices made to make an athlete an Olympian.

December 1, 2022
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olympics

Olympic Athletes -- Real Life Avengers

The Olympics hooked me from my earliest memories of Bill Toomey, Lee Evans, and Jim Hines in Mexico City in 1968.   The Super Bowl, The Tour de France, the

November 30, 2022
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general

Boxing Could Face Future Olympics Knockout Blow

The Olympic Games have long been regarded as the highest standard in the sport of amateur boxing, with fighters from all over the world battling through years of hard work to just make it to the to...

December 2, 2022
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olympics

Olympic Distance Running -- Dominated Strategies?

In Thursday's 800m final, David Rudisha set the track on fire with a new world record -- the first ever under 1:41.   He led from start to finish and pulled

November 25, 2022
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game theory

Mega Event Legacy Update: Athens Edition

I have been watching quite a bit of World Cup coverage, and the announcers seem to have gone out of their way to complement the new stadiums built for the

December 1, 2022
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economic impact

Gold Medals, Red Ink: NBC to Lose $200 Million on Games

A number of media outlets are reporting that NBC will lose about $200 million dollars on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games broadcast. The network paid $2.2

November 30, 2022
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media

Monday Potpourri: Olympic Edition

Rio was selected to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Despite lobbying by President Obama, First Lady Obama, and mega-star Oprah, Chicago's bid was

December 3, 2022
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"billion dollar barrier"

The Economy and the Olympics

There's an article on the front page of today's Denver Post about the effect of the stumbling economy on the Olympics:

December 4, 2022
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olympics

About that economic impact...

Shocking news in a front page article in today's Washington Post: There aren't many tourists in Beijing this month.

November 27, 2022
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economic impact

Olympic-sized crowds?

Less than one week away from the opening ceremonies of the world's largest sporting event, the Beijing tourism bureau predicts that the city will attract

November 28, 2022
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economic impact

Allan Sanderson: Consider the Options

Allan Sanderson tells his readers that TANSTAAFO (Olympics, not lunch).

November 27, 2022
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allan sanderson

"Technological Doping"? - The Speedo LZR

Swimming has its version of the aluminum bat, an improvement in capital design that makes "labor" very productive, at least in an absolute sense. Maybe too

December 1, 2022
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doping