Triple Jumping, Hair Braids
and the Kindness of Strangers

This is the story of a triple jumper, a hair braid, the Canadian Olympic Trials and an act of kindness by a complete stranger. (“Oh sure, another…

North American Sports Fans Hate Soccer Flopping

I enjoy watching an occasional soccer match, especially during the Euro and World Cup tournaments. But I do have some North American biases about the game. No,…

Report Card from 17 Years of Resolutions

Completely by chance, I just read an article I wrote 10 years ago for PE Digest.com. The article dealt with my New Year’s resolutions from the year…

Rocco’s Attitude Provided a Tremendous Lesson for Aspiring Athletes

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 Balco Performance-Enhancing Drug Regimen

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…

Defeat Reveals an Athlete’s True Character

A big loss can tell you more about a person’s character than a big win. Defeat tends to strip away our layers of camouflage to reveal the…