Category Archives: Olympics

The Calm Before the Storm

If you’re like me, all this other Olympic stuff is nice but you’re champing at the bit for track and field. So, to tide you over until it begins, the next best thing: the Silly Olympiad.

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Book Review: Showdown at Shepherd’s Bush

Why is the marathon distance 26 miles, 385 yards? If you have more than a passing knowledge of the history of long distance running, you know it’s because the start and finish of the 1908 Olympics were in front of … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Women’s Dual-Meet Rankings

>Following up on Tuesday’s rankings of men’s teams, these are the dual-meet rankings for college women’s teams. Remember, these are a ranking of teams based on how they would currently fare in dual meets; teams which have not yet run … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Glider Gloves

>It’s winter.  You wear gloves.  You use an iPhone, iPad, or similar touch-screen device, but have to take off your gloves to use it.  So do I. Recently I bought* a pair of Glider Gloves, which have conductive threads woven … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Exhibit on ’36 Olympics and Jesse Owens

>It recently came to my attention that the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage now has a special program titled “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936”, a traveling exhibit of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It seeks to explain how the … Continue reading

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>Project 30 Watch List: Men’s 10k

>This is the second entry in an occasional series looking at prospects for fulfilling the goals of Project 30, the plan to win 30 medals at the 2012 Olympics. Previously I had examined the men’s hammer throw, and decided our … Continue reading

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>Don Cherry Watch

>I’ve not watched a whole lot of the Winter Olympics. I like a lot of the sports, and my earliest (and best) Olympic memories are of Lake Placid in 1980. But the NBC coverage leaves a lot to be desired, … Continue reading

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>Climate Change Affects Olympics

>No, really. Read on.

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>Olympic Imagery

>On last Thursday’s Colbert Report, David Ross makes some very good points about the changes in Olympic imagery and how they are now bland and broing. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c David Ross Colbert Report … Continue reading

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>Scary Headline of the Day

>”Spice Girls may re-form to help open 2012 London Olympics“ I’ll have to miss that.

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