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    American Olympic Patriotism Faces Test

    Elle Reynolds writes for the Federalist about a disturbing element of this year’s Olympic competition. “Sports is like a war without the killing,” once said Ted Turner, the founder of CNN whose greatest achievement is probably owning the Atlanta Braves. Cheering for your country on the field or…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2021
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    Indians, Guardians, and the Politics of Sports Team Names

    Nicholas Frankovich writes at National Review Online about the latest example of a professional sports team changing its name. “Cleveland Guardians” it will be. The news arrived on Friday, July 23, the day after the 225th anniversary of the city’s founding by a crew of Connecticut WASPs, who,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 27, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Explores Big NCAA Changes

    William Anderson writes for the Martin Center about major changes for college sports’ governing agency. Fifty years ago, I entered the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as a freshman scholarship runner on its high-profile track team. The NCAA held athletes to a strict amateur code in which compensation to athletes was…
    Mitch Kokai, July 23, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse reports for Carolina Journal Online about a potential overhaul of N.C. high school sports. Carter Reilly’s CJ Opinion argues that Americans are losing a cyberwar.
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2021
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    Woke Olympics Sponsors Ignore China’s Record

    Conn Carroll writes for the Daily Signal about big Olympic sponsors that ignore communist China’s deplorable actions. [W]hile Nike loves to promote its brand by showing the utmost disrespect for America’s flag and anthem, it sure does know how to salute when the subject comes to China. “Nike…
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Explores Paying College Athletes

    David Ridpath writes for the Martin Center about evolving rules surrounding payment of college athletes. College athletes’ rights, including their economic rights, have long been denied. American college sports have existed under an antiquated and oft-changing definition of amateurism that requires athletes to forfeit any pay for their efforts…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2021
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    Prospective Olympian Can’t Represent the Country While Rejecting It

    Charles Cooke of National Review Online explores a current Olympics controversy. Dan Crenshaw argues that Gwen Berry should be removed from the U.S. Olympic team: “Representative Dan Crenshaw (R., Texas) is calling for Gwen Berry, a hammer thrower, to be removed from the Olympic team after she turned…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Dallas Woodhouse’s latest report in “The Woodshed” focuses on the almost certain legislative overhaul of N.C. high school sports. A new CJ Opinion explains how North Carolina’s certificate-of-need process blocks the benefits of health care competition.
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2021