Tag Archives: olympics

Olympic Athletes From Russia

If you are as fond of looking at the medal table for the Olympics as I am [1], you will notice a strange country appearing there:  Olympic Athletes From Russia.  You may ask yourself why Russia appears this way.  We … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greater Than Gold

Greater Than Gold:  From Olympic Heartbreak To Ultimate Redemption, by David Boudia with Tim Ellsworth [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] There is a great deal of tension … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Dream Team

Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever, by Jack McCallum, narrated by Dick Hill Forever is a long time, but this is a … Continue reading

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An Eternal Flame

[Note: This blog entry was my final essay for a course on the Olympics And The Media.] The opening ceremony is one of two ceremonies that bookends the Olympic Games and that seeks to place the Olympic Games as part … Continue reading

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Games People Play

This year’s Olympic Games have been full of actions that have been contrary to the spirit of maximum effort and a desire to win, as well as full of corruption on the side of judges. These scandals and controversies are … Continue reading

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Passing The Torch

Every two years for the Summer and Winter Olympics, one of the most iconic aspects of the Olympic games is the torch march that begins in Olympia, Greece, and winds its way around the world before ending at the host … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Chinese Deal, Athletes, Foreign Diplomacy Update

As is often the case, I sometimes hold off on writing a Somaliland update and then find out it becomes much larger than it was originally intended to be. In today’s update we have some further information about the Chinese … Continue reading

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