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January 09, 2014 ... Cartoon --- Sochi Olympics --- A celebration of the joyous human spirit ... Brian Gable
January 07, 2014 ... In Sochi, anger and controversy of Olympic proportions ... Mark MacKinnon
July 26, 2013 ... As sex abuse lawsuits mount, the full story of Vancouver Olympics CEO John Furlong has yet to be told ... Brian Hutchinson
So he didn't mention [that he spent 1969-70 teaching aboriginals in Burns Lake, B.C.]. Instead, the heavily decorated Order of Canada recipient has described in countless speeches and in interviews  and in his 2011 memoir, Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics that Changed a Country  how he arrived in Canada with his family one fall day in 1974, landing in Edmonton before heading off to a teaching assignment in Prince George, B.C.
July 04, 2013 ... Soccer once the sport of the masses --- now a stalking ground of plutocrats ... Ian Buruma
... it is not the game itself that they have forsaken, but rather the kind of game that football has become: a billion-dollar business, a prestige object for louche plutocrats, and an extravagant showpiece for corrupt governments and international sporting organizations ...
July 01, 2013 ... All the dope on the Tour de France (no pun intended) ... Oliver Moore
The most exciting stage of the Tour should be July 14, a Bastille Day climb of windswept Mont Ventoux  the culmination of a punishing 242.5-km ride. But for cycling eye candy, it may be hard to beat the final nighttime stage, where the Tour will end as the sun sets in Paris.
April 19, 2013 ... The Boston Marathon ... Wikipedia
January 22, 2013 ... Furlong accused of wife-beating other abuse ... Lori Culbert
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January 04, 2014 ... Will Sochi be the end of Putin? And the end of the Olympics? ... CBC's Passionate Eye
The shaked a plenty when they told Stalin that his chosen airfield near Sochi was swamp land --- but Stalin listened --- they told Putin the same thing about an Olympic ski show --- the ski show is going ahead
July 25, 2013 ... Ex-students sue former Olympic CEO John Furlong for sexual molestation ... Canadian Press
The allegations against Furlong exploded last fall in an article written by freelance reporter Laura Robinson and published in the Georgia Straight. The article accused him of harming native students when he taught at the Burns Lake Immaculata Roman Catholic Elementary School. The story also suggested Furlong hid details of his past, particularly the first few years he spent in Canada, in his memoir "Patriot Hearts."
July 02, 2013 ... Ten Legacies of the Vancouver Olympics ... Bob Makin
PositivesNegatives
Fast-tracked road and rail infrastructureCreekside condo chaos
The Pacific Gateway infrastructure Program that's helping exportsLoss of homes on Lower East Side
 Over-budget venues that still milk the public purse
 Creation of a massive Security-industrial complex
 The HST
 The Stanley Cup riot
 Half-billion dollar B.C. Place roof boondoggle
 Near doubling of B.C.'s public debt to $56.1 billion

May 03, 2013 ... First black jockey at the Kentucky Derby since 1902 ... National Public Radio
Yes, he said the first since 1902. African-American jockeys are rare now, but they used to dominate the sport. Most of the jockeys in the first Derby were black, including the winner. In later years, there were legendary black jockeys who won multiple Derbys and earned international fame
January 23, 2013 ... Allegations of rape, abuse hit Furlong family 'like a wrecking ball' ... Dene Moore
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