I’m a track fan, so I really enjoyed watching the World Track and Field Championships over the past two weeks. Fortunately, I was able to watch three different versions of the meet: NBC, CBC and the live feed the live Continue reading Track Broadcasting Needs Better Announcers
Laurentian University, where I coach the women’s track and cross-country teams, is four hours north of Toronto, and most of our competition venues are at least that far away. (I also coach a track club, but that’s for other blog Continue reading Women’s Teams, Bus Travel and Chick Flicks
It’s election time in both Canada and the United States. Much has been discussed about the election platforms of every political party on both sides of the border: Military spending and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan; unemployment, the deficit, Continue reading Politicians! We Need a National Fitness Strategy and a New National Identity!
Imagine your sport. Imagine playing the all-time best player in that sport. Then imagine playing that athlete head-to-head in front of the world…and almost beating him/her. That’s the situation that faced golfer Rocco Mediate in the U.S. Open last week. Continue reading Rocco’s Attitude Provided a Tremendous Lesson for Aspiring Athletes
In last week’s article, I described sport in its purest form and how it can reveal the best elements of an athlete’s character. Unfortunately, this week’s post digs into the darker side of athletic competition. Victor Conte, of the Balco Continue reading The Balco Performance-Enhancing Drug Regimen
I play in one or two old-men’s basketball tournaments a year (known by the more politically correct as masters basketball tournaments). They are a lot of fun, and are a great way for us over-50 codgers to get a competitive Continue reading Masters Basketball Differences