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nothing major, but I have updated the blog URL to http://olympicsblog.wordpress.com/ so update your rss feeds accordingly (funny joke I know)

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Jocelyne Lamoureux’s Goal Vs. China

February 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Just a sick sick goal from the North Dakota native as the United States defeated China 12-1

I’m trying to find the embed link on YouTube, but until I do you can just click on this link

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Update

January 28, 2010 Leave a comment

For some reason I couldn’t log in the past couple of days. Mea culpa. We’ll be back tomorrow.

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October 17, 2009 1 comment

Reuters: Drug traffickers shoot down police helicopter, set fire to five buses and a school in Rio de Janeiro, two weeks after Olympic win.

via @BreakingNews

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Olympians To Face Tougher Drug Testing

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

The USADA will be following several athletes leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Games and doing “longitudinal testing” to determine whether or not an athlete has been doping. This potential doping would be detectable even if an athlete doesn’t fail a drug test. The USADA is the first national anti-doping organization that is using this method to test athletes. Larry D. Bowers, the chief science officer, would not disclose how many athletes would be monitored.

h/t USA Today

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Streeter Made Few Friends During Her Tenure

October 8, 2009 Leave a comment

USOC Chief Executive Stephanie Streeter has announced that she will step down sometime within the next 5 months. Her announcement came on the same day the USOC unanimously voted that she didn’t have the skills to lead the organization. The USOC will now hire a recruiting firm to oversee the hiring of a new chief, who will be come the 3rd person in just the last year to hold that position.

Streeter made a number of mistakes during her tenure, including plans to launch an all Olympics TV network. That met with immediate objections from the IOC.

“We miscalculated the reaction from the IOC and our TV partners at NBC. I still think it’s a good idea. In retrospect, I would’ve altered timing on the announcement.”

Furthermore, Streeter was never really accepted by the leaders of many of the key olympic sports. Those feelings were only exaggerated when it was found that Streeter received nearly a third more pay than previous USOC head Jim Scherr. That, coupled with the defeat of Chicago 2016, spelled Streeter’s end.

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IFAF Jr. World Championships, Day One

Ok, it’s not an olympic sport, but it’s international competition so the hell with it

Oh yes, there is a world championship of American Football. And this year, for the first time ever, there is a Junior World Championship.

Competitors in the tournament must be aged 19 or younger. Interestingly, Canada is the #1 seed in the tournament due to a recent record of success at the junior level. The United States is the #2 seed.

Day one took place on Saturday, and here are the results:

Canada 55, New Zealand 0

Japan 10, Germany 7

Mexico 41, Sweden 0

USA 78, France 0

None of those are typos, and they all must have been boring as hell to go to, except for possibly the United States game, which must have thrilled the Canton, Ohio crowd. Team USA running back David Wilson ran for 181 yards and 4 touchdowns. Team USA posted 610 yards in the game. France’s total? 7. 7 yards. They averaged .1 yards per play. Team USA plays Mexico on Wednesday

The tournament’s best uniforms? New Zealand and Sweden