What transgender athletes will do to high school sports

Blogger on the left many years ago By John Ruberry Last week in this space I discussed the problems of allowing transgender athletes to participate in women's sports, which was inspired by a since-deleted Tweet from tennis legend Martina Navratilova, "You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women," she … Continue reading What transgender athletes will do to high school sports

Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?

By John Ruberry Last month I ran in the Tinley Park Turkey Trot 5K race and finished in 15th place overall, 13th among men. That's not too bad for a dude in his 50s. While it may appear that I am gloating, stick with me here. A few days ago on Twitter, legendary tennis great … Continue reading Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?

A Godless Olympics

Even with the iconic statue of Jesus Christ watching over the Rio Olympics, NBC and mainstream media outlets have chosen to ignore the importance of religion among athletes. For example, swimmer Michael Phelps, one of the greatest Olympians ever, lost his way until he found God a few years ago. "I was a train wreck. … Continue reading A Godless Olympics

Time to end the Olympics?

Mark Ripptoe is all for ending the Olympics; Among other reasons, The arguments against the Olympics are important. The Olympics are no longer the most important event within most of the sports contested. The professional versions of the games events have their own world championships, at which the best athletes compete for Real Money, not … Continue reading Time to end the Olympics?

I coulda been an Olympic Badminton Contenda…

Somehow When I saw this scene from On the Waterfront I never thought of Women's Olympic Badminton Badminton pairs expelled from London 2012 Olympics after 'match-fixing' scandal apparently money was not involved The International Olympic Committee has taken unprecedented steps to tackle match-fixing in the London Games, with president Jacques Rogge describing it as the … Continue reading I coulda been an Olympic Badminton Contenda…

If I’m the IOC I give the games to Obama (Chicago)

One of the most important things in diplomacy when you are going to disappoint a friend is to give them something to hang their hat on. The international community in my opinion is not going to do a thing about Iran, they are not going to help in Afghanistan and will be favoring China in … Continue reading If I’m the IOC I give the games to Obama (Chicago)