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Poppie's Personal Trainer

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.30.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the advanced age of 61 (my age is advancing while the rest of me is regressing), I am happy to say that I don't need to join a health club. That's...

WATCH: A Major First For Olympic Figure Skating Phenom

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

A year ago, Chicago-area figure skater Jason Brown was ranked the ninth-best figure skater in the nation, mired in the middle of the pack of elite mal...

Save Olympic Wrestling

William Baldwin | Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports
William Baldwin

This shot over the bow of wrestling from the IOC could be the wakeup call we have been waiting for. Never before have I witnessed more outrage, more passion, and more interest for our beloved sport.


AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 04.14.2013 | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Ol...

Olympics To Cut 1 Sport

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 04.13.2013 | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — IOC leaders are meeting this week to decide which sport to drop from the Olympic program and how to deal with the fallou...

What Summer Olympic Event Could an Average-Sized, Middle-Aged Man or Woman Start Training for and Have the Best Chance to Medal in 8 Years?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Aaron Ellis, High School Track Coach Back in 1997, Academy Award-nominated actress Geena Davis too...

Are Olympics Still Compelling?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

These games provide a dramatic opportunity for star building. When the television audiences are large the games transcend the narrow genre of hard core enthusiasts, and engage the whole country.

What Is It Like To Be an Olympic Athlete After Winning (Or Not Winning) the Olympics?

Quora | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Peter Cipollone, Two-Time Olympic Rower, Chairman of the United States Rowing Association, @petercipo...

16 Things That Should Be In The Summer Olympic

Posted 07.28.2012 | Comedy

It's only the beginning of the 2012 summer Olympics in London, but already we've noticed a few things missing from the festivities. Fortunately, w...

War Minus the Shooting

David Goldblatt | Posted 09.23.2012 | Sports
David Goldblatt

When you look at the Olympics through the right lenses, you start to see army influences everywhere.

Looking to the Past and the Future of My Sport

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

We still need more girls, and getting to know and influence the next generation of athletes helps secure the future of the women's kayaking program.

Gearing Up for the Olympics

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

While at home I did not really recognize that I had earned the chance to compete at the Olympics. Little by little though it's hitting me.

Should the Chicago Bulls Be Able to Penalize Luol Deng for His Decision to Delay Surgery Until August, Just Two Months Before the Season?

Quora | Posted 08.27.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jason Lancaster, Editor of I don't think the Bulls should be able to penali...

The Extreme Future of Olympic Sports

Alex Layman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Alex Layman

The IOC has done well to adapt to modern trends, adopting sports like snowboarding and BMX for the winter and summer games, respectively. With that said, here are five sports that should make their way into the Olympics sooner rather than later.

PHOTOS: 10 Quirky Games From Around The Globe

Cheapflights | Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel

Here are a few no-frills, high-adrenaline sports that -- despite their peculiarity -- we think should be considered for the next Summer Games.

Why Americans Ignore the World Baseball Classic

Paula Duffy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paula Duffy

Wherever our team goes they are the ones who others want to beat into submission. The USA team might as well be the Yankees.