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OLYMPIC GOLF – PROS again! ANY WAY you SAY it: It’s SPORTS IMPERIALISM!

A good solid article in Golf Digest on Olympic golf in 2016.  And it’s coming: And some even want to see a throwback to the Avery Brundage era and limit the competition to amateurs. Sorry, folks, but today’s Olympic Games–in almost all sports–showcase the best athletes competing in the most popular formats. So, for golf, […]

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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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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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ARE the OLYMPICS turning into a REALITY SHOW? TIME to ACT: CONTACT IOC to PROTEST WRESTLING BEING KICKED OUT!

In an astounding move, the International Olympic Committee has put wrestling, that’s right, wrestling, out of the Olympic Games!  Here’s the ABC news report; Here’s an ESPN report.  The reasons stated, courtesy of the ESPN report: The board voted after reviewing a report by the IOC program commission that analyzed 39 criteria, including TV ratings, […]

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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VOTE NO at this WISCONSIN NEWSPAPER on whether PRO ATHLETES should be in the OLYMPICS!

Here is a online poll in a Milwaukee newspaper on whether professional athletes should be in the Olympic Games and I urge my readers who agree with me that it is sports imperialism to vote NO! To show the sporting and balance in a more amateur event – the Junior ice hockey world championships were […]

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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IS INDIA about to GET IT about the OLYMPICS? THIS former INDIAN SPORTS OFFICIAL seems to be CLOSE!

There is a remarkable story that I must research further on the IOC suspending the India Olympic Association from the Olympic movement.  I do not know what the facts are yet.  But here’s an interview with a former Indian Sports Minister [Dr. R. S. Gill] who seems to be close to what is occurring in […]

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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SUPPORT CURLING in USA! GIVE MONEY so we can get the $50,000 MATCHING FUNDS from the USOC!

I have long said I would never give a dime to the USOC or the IOC due to the pro athletes in the Olympic Games. BUT I never said, do not support sports or Olympic sports – just find a sport or Olympic hopeful to support and DIRECTLY give to them! Here’s a chance 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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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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DON’T GIVE MONEY to the USOC! SUPPORT US CURLING INSTEAD!

I have said several times that to protest pro sports at the Olympics, don’t give money to the USOC but rather to a sport you support or an amateur Olympic hopeful you know.  Now you can do both!  Check here and you can support the great sport of curling (now in our Commonwealth due in part […]

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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MICHAEL CALLAHAN’S GREAT OLYMPIC COLUMN!

Before I leave the Olympic Games, I must give a shout out to Michael Callahan at the Philly Post who writes some awesome stuff and this is no exception!  Somebody might think Callahan is anti-American but he is not:  He’s just anti-ugly-American.  A few highlights: But the next day, with NBC broadcasting on 50 channels, […]

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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AFRICAN NATION of GABON wins their FIRST MEDAL EVER!

Isn’t it exciting!  Two new nations left the terrible never medalled at the Olympics club this summer:  Gabon and Bahrain (who won with a woman athlete to boot!).  Gabon is in former French West Africa and Bahrain, where we used to/still have a base, is an island in the Persian Gulf. Gabon’s medal came in […]

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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WON’T ANYONE STAND UP for WHAT’S RIGHT when it comes to OLYMPIC BASKETBALL? NOT RUSSIA or LITHUANIA!

We already know that the NBA blog and presumedly the players do not like the proposed Stern 23 and under rule for Olympic Basketball. And while it is not a complete victory, as William Wilberforce would say (he endorsed a neutral bill that had the tendency to eliminate 80% of the British slave trade), it […]

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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WRITER in CHICAGO TRIBUNE said on JULY 19: NO MORE PRO BASKETBALL TEAMS in OLYMPICS!

Chicago values might not include Chick-fil-A but this writer (Gerald D. Skoning) gets it right about the basketball!  A few highlights: Stern said he hopes to make the Olympics a 23-and-younger event, returning it to the college kids and NBA players with only a few years of pro experience. That would be a good start, […]

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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OUTRAGEOUS SCORE in OLYMPIC BASKETBALL GAME SHOWS WHY PRO ATHLETES have NO PLACE in the OLYMPICS!

156-73 I don’t know what to say I am so angry.  I want to join the President Obama apology tour.  This kind of outrageous mismatch is exactly the reason why the pro athletes must GO from the Olympic games.  They skew the results so as to hinder true competition.  They offend other nations needlessly.  (And […]

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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BOTSWANA BOXER FALLS in CLOSE LOSS; NO NATION has WON THEIR FIRST MEDAL at THESE GAMES!

In what had to be a disappointing loss at the Olympic Games, Botswana boxer Oteng Oteng fell 14-12 to his Puerto Rican opponent: With the scores level heading into the decider, Oteng continued to box at velocity, wearing his opponent down. Two nice right hands from the Botswanian found the target, but the judges were […]

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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OPENING CEREMONIES at OLYMPICS mirror a bit of HEAVEN! YOU CAN JOIN THAT ETERNAL BAND!

The NBC crew was very impressed with the diversity of the athletes in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games and I am too!  It actually mirrors what the Bible says (maybe surprisingly) about diversity.  Try all these verses from Revelation: “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou are worthy to take the book […]

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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INJURY SCARE? Or BREAKOUT OLYMPICS for BOTSWANA?

These two articles update us on the Botswana Olympic team.  At least two of the five athletes were in a injury scare in this article from the Sunday Standard (note the unusual word in the title; I certainly would not ever use it but they speak British English in Botswana!) The two, men’s 400 meters […]

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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MATT HUNTER in 2009 GETS IT RIGHT about the OLYMPICS! AMATEURS ONLY!

This column in Bleacher Report by Matt Hunter in 2009 says it right:  No pro athletes in the Olympics! Olympics today are filled with professional athletes in all team sports in both the summer and winter Olympic games. The Olympics has lost that edge that it once possessed. The youth and up and coming players […]

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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MICHAEL CALLAHAN at the PHILLY POST is STARTING to GET IT about the OLYMPICS!

I stumbled upon these articles by Michael Callahan in regards to the Olympic Games.  He first called for people to not watch the Games at all: But it’s not the overblown theatrics of the modern Olympics that has me tuning out. It’s the plain fact that we have lost, in the zealous xenophobia that now […]

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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