Total Loss: Will Lance Armstrong Be Stripped of His Olympic Bronze Medal?

By:  Richard Braun, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @RicBraun) Despite being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, Lance Armstrong appears likely to keep the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. At this time, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is taking the stance that it is “unclear” if they have the authority to take the medal away from Armstrong. … Continue reading Total Loss: Will Lance Armstrong Be Stripped of His Olympic Bronze Medal?

Why a potential strike by the Public and Commercial Services union could have severely disrupted the London Olympic games

By:  Danielle Blanchard, Ruling Sports Intern (Twitter:  @Elle087) Thousands of members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) threatened a strike on the eve of the Olympic games in London, which would have had a detrimental impact on the games. The PCS is the fifth largest trade union in the United Kingdom and represents thousands of workers, including operating members of the London tube … Continue reading Why a potential strike by the Public and Commercial Services union could have severely disrupted the London Olympic games

When Will Augusta National Offer a Woman Club Membership?

Thirteen years after women gained the right to vote in the United States through the Nineteenth Amendment, and in the same year that the country’s unemployment rate hit its highest percentage in history, the pristine greens of Augusta National opened for play.  Since its opening day in January 1933, the club, most recognized for hosting The Master’s annually, has limited its membership to men.  However, that may … Continue reading When Will Augusta National Offer a Woman Club Membership?

His Best Foot Forward: Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson’s Legacy

In 1945, a young man’s family moved from the segregated farming town of Hillsboro, Texas to a land of new opportunities found in central California. In the central California town of Kingsburg, a principal at Roosevelt Elementary School handed students a two-inch by three-inch paper called the “Roosevelt R,” which was meant to remind them to be the best they could be wherever they went in the … Continue reading His Best Foot Forward: Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson’s Legacy