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Determining the future of the Olympic Games

Determining the future of the Olympic Games

Christopher Kelsall September 6, 2013 1

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated Doctor Jacque Rogge, the current and out-going President of the International Olympic Committee will be replaced on September 10th in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His twelve–year term is up,

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The Stunning Removal of Wrestling from The Olympic Games

The Stunning Removal of Wrestling from The Olympic Games

Christopher Kelsall February 15, 2013 5

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated On Tuesday, February 12th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a stunning and highly criticized move to strip wrestling, one of the world’s oldest sports, from the Olympics.

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Shock, Sympathy and Celebration Echo in Response to Firing of Martin Goulet and Alex Gardiner from Athletics Canada

Shock, Sympathy and Celebration Echo in Response to Firing of Martin Goulet and Alex Gardiner from Athletics Canada

Christopher Kelsall January 24, 2013 4

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Alex Gardiner for 22 years, since my first World Junior Athletics Championship in 1990, and Martin Goulet almost as long.  I have

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Canadians Coaching Successfully in the NCAA

Canadians Coaching Successfully in the NCAA

Christopher Kelsall January 4, 2013 1

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated According to achievements by their respective teams, Canadian coaches are beginning to produce winners in the sport of cross-country and track and field within the first division of

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Simon Bairu – Has a Monkey on His Back

Simon Bairu – Has a Monkey on His Back

Christopher Kelsall November 6, 2012 5

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Nike Oregon Project athlete Simon Bairu of Regina, Saskatchewan has a monkey on his back. He has yet to complete a marathon in a satisfactory time. He has

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Are National Athletics Federations Doing Enough to help WADA?

Are National Athletics Federations Doing Enough to help WADA?

Christopher Kelsall October 20, 2012 1

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Are athletics federations doing enough to support WADA in suspending athletes who test positive for performance enhancing drugs? Athletics Kenya’s Chairman Isaiah Kiplagat, gave a one week ultimatum to

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World Marathon Majors – A pointless series

World Marathon Majors – A pointless series

Christopher Kelsall October 2, 2012 2

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Photo: (Markus Schreiber/AP) The World Marathon Majors series is pointless and does not accomplish what it has set out to do. Most world-class marathon runners that are focused on

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Why wasn’t the USA Disqualified?

Why wasn’t the USA Disqualified?

Christopher Kelsall August 16, 2012 4

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated I have received a great volume of email messages about the Canadian men’s 4 x 100m relay team disqualification at the London Olympics. Many are asking for further

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Classy Cameron Levins – NCAA Division 1, 10,000m Champion

Classy Cameron Levins – NCAA Division 1, 10,000m Champion

Christopher Kelsall June 7, 2012 1

© Copyright – 2012 – Athletics Illustrated Opinion Cameron Levins of Black Creek, British Columbia (on Vancouver Island) is one of the classiest athletes in the NCAA. He also became the first student to win a

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