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  • With two years to run, Coe says London in 'killing zone' of its Olympic preparations race

     
    The London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it looked earlier this month. (Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth) By Philip Hersh Tuesday marks two years to go to the July 27, 2012 opening of the London Summer Olympics. To the man running......
  • Chicago needs to join next U.S. World Cup

     
    The opening ceremony of the 1994 World Cup at Soldier Field (AP file photo) By Philip Hersh A few things have slipped by lately while I was working on other things. I'm getting to them one-by-one -- this is the......
  • Cycling's ageless wonder Longo still improving at 51

     
    Old gold: Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli riding to her 57th national title June 24 in France and, below, holding the gold medal. (Photos: AP / David Vincent) By Philip Hersh A few things have slipped by lately while I was working on......
  • From USOC's Mike Moran: A call to salute 1980 Olympians who stayed at home

     
    Wednesday, I posted an essay from 1980 U.S. Olympian Anita DeFrantz on the pain she still feels over the 1980 Olympic boycott. (To read it, click here). Here is a more anecdotal voice on the 1980 boycott, that of longtime......
  • Sand storms in the beach volleyball world

     
    The future of one pro beach volleyball tour apparently is imperiled by financial trouble. Another with a back-to-the-future set of rules hits its beachhead in Chicago this weekend. As my boss pointed out when I mentioned the confluence of these......
  • Remembering track-and-field legends Hal Connolly, Scott Davis

     
    The sport of track and field -- and the sports world in general -- is far poorer today. Two track-and-field legends, Harold Connolly and Scott Davis, died Wednesday. Connolly was an Olympic champion whose Cold War love story captivated the......
  • It figures for Kim, Lysacek to take golden parachute

     
    Ten things I know, and you should: 1. I hope I'm wrong, but my gut feeling is 2010 Olympic figure skating singles champions Kim Yuna of South Korea and Evan Lysacek of the United States are done with competitive skating.......
  • Hoist a cold one: $18 mill taking chill out of USOC - IOC relationship

     
    To paraphrase a famous utterance, the financial agreement announced Thursday between the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International is a small step in settling account ledgers and a giant leap in getting past the idea that this was more about......
  • President Obama's answer shows wrong-headed U.S. attitude

     
    I'd like to add a few things to my take on the voting for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups, which appeared in Friday's print and online editions of the Chicago Tribune. (For that story, click here) 1. What......
  • The Tribune's Olympic team is forming

    The Tribune's Olympic team is forming
    The Chicago Tribune has done distinguished Olympic sports journalism for a long time. Many of the Tribune's traveling teams have been led by Philip Hersh, our intrepid Olympics specialist. Phil has covered 16 Olympic Games, by far the most of any writer...
  • Homer Glen boxer's Olympic bid ends

    Homer Glen boxer's Olympic bid ends
    Nathan Ridings' hopes to compete for his mother's native country, Guatemala, in the 2012 Olympics ended when an unspecified injury led the referee to stop his first-round bout Monday night at the Americas qualifying tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil....