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Philip Hersh

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  • U.S. companies paying majority of Olympic freight again

     
    By Philip Hersh News and comment: News: U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor Proctor & Gamble will announce Wednesday it has become an International Olympic Committee global sponsor as well. Comment: Another plus for the USOC in its efforts to regain...
  • 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......