Tag Archive | Amateur Sports

RULON GARDNER (and JASON GAY) has SHOWN US THE WAY! WAS WRESTLING REPLACED by PRO GOLF in GAMES?

I just found this article at the WSJ by Jason Gay.  It has several gems in it.  First the mighty Olympic wrestler whose “miracle on the mat” win in 2000, Rulon Gardner, says this about the IOC decision to ditch wrestling from the Games: “The Olympic movement used to be about amateur sports,” Gardner told […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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A PROPOSAL in re OLYMPICS: HAVE A PROFESSIONAL and AMATEUR DIVISION for sports such as BASKETBALL!

I am still concerned about the Olympic Games.  I have not backed off a bit:  It’s still sports imperialism to have pro athletes at the Games because not every nation can field a professional team or train pro athletes in sports like tennis.  But I realize that the IOC, the USOC and the moneyed interests […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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ONE MORE IMPACT of the PROFESSIONALIZATION of amateur sports: Track and Field athletes forming a UNION?

I was trying to decide how to feel about this article:  Appalled or thrilled?  I have a bit of both feelings based on who the  parties are and their positions: On one side is the track and field athletes, prohibited by the (other side) IOC from even mentioning sponsors that have helped them get to […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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