Carr starred at Tokyo Games

| Jun 13, 2015

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

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Henry Carr didn’t have the longevity of Olympic track legends like hurdler Edwin Moses or sprinter/long jumper Carl Lewis. But to those who witnessed and remembered what he accomplished at the Tokyo Olympics in October 1964, his greatness as a runner left an indelible ...

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

| May 9, 2015

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

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Two weeks after his shocking speech in Sochi, Marius Vizer gave a passionate, yet defiant defense of his fiery rhetoric, which drew the scorn of the IOC and other global sports governing bodies. The SportAccord chief, who also heads the International Judo Federation, insists ...

Vizer's attack may be costly

| May 2, 2015

Vizer's attack may be costly

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Playing political hardball with the IOC is not a winning proposition. SportAccord president Marius Vizer delivered a blistering critique of the IOC, its Agenda 2020 reforms, and its president, Thomas Bach, on April 20 at the SportAccord convention in Sochi, Russia . It was ...

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

| Apr 4, 2015

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

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The evolution of Olympic TV coverage mirrors technological changes that have transformed broadcast media — and society — over the past 50-plus years. Consider these facts: For the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, NBC devoted 45 minutes per day to on-air coverage, and 12 total hours ...

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

| Jul 19, 2014

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

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Haiti’s recovery from the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation is a slow, difficult process. But part of that recovery involves sports and Olympic-related opportunities. And the IOC has made a commitment to work with Haitian leaders and the international community to help ...

USOC chief calls for changes in bid voting

| Jun 14, 2014

USOC chief calls for changes in bid voting

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Larry Probst, the United States Olympic Committee chairman, won’t win a popularity contest within the IOC anytime soon. Not after speaking his mind about the voting process to award Olympic cities. In an exclusive interview with Sports Business Journal late last month, Probst revealed ...