Tag: Track

Olympics: Sportsmanship, Olympic Spirit, True Champion, No Better Example Than This!!!

I was contacted recently by the producer of a show called Why We Watch on the very popular sports website Bleacher Report (a place I also frequent and post articles) to see if I had interest in what they produce. Aimee Denaro, the producer of the show, thought it might fit well with many of... Read more »

High School Sports: One-Handed Athlete Knows No Bounds

It’s kind of funny how some parents know their children so well; even as their kids age, become fathers themselves and are not considered kids anymore, except by their own parents. These clued-in parents just seem to get it. They understand what interests, motivates and inspires their offspring, and they know why. My father represents... Read more »

2012 Olympics: Olympic Sprint Champion LaShawn Merritt Back in the Olympic Game

A recent story in the New York Times this past December, Sprinter Leaves Humiliation Behind, caused this writer to pause. As the story goes, LaShawn Merritt had taken a sexual-enhancement drug which happened to contain substances that triggered positives on three PED tests. Now you can imagine what doping officials would say to that excuse?... Read more »
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Title IX: Boston Globe Piece Supports Positives For Girls (And Boys) In Sports

Many argue, myself included (The Benefits of Competitive Athletic Sports Participation), that there are great benefits for those who participate in competitive sports as they grow up. Further, that these benefits not only center on healthy physical, mental/emotional, and social development, but go beyond the athletic field by creating successful attitudes and providing life lessons... Read more »

Olympic Sprinter Justin Gatlin Facing Opposition to Return After Steroid Ban

Olympic Sprinter Justin Gatlin Facing Opposition to Return After Steroid Ban
For those of you not familiar with Justin Gatlin, he was the 100-meter gold medalist in the 2004 Olympics, and former World Champion, who received a four-year ban from track after testing positive for steroid use in 2006. Considered to be one of the fastest men on earth, at one time, his ban is set... Read more »

Los Angeles Times Reports on Young Athlete "Breaking" Rules

Los Angeles Times Reports on Young Athlete "Breaking" Rules
Photo by Taylor Block Rules in any athletic endeavor are typically part of a commonsense approach at keeping a sport fair and competitive for all, giving guidelines and procedures from which a game or activity can be played, and for protecting an athlete’s safety when competing. They can be broadly based in order to regulate... Read more »
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