August 14, 2012

Was this an Olympics to be proud of, Canada?

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics

The London Olympic Games have now come and gone, giving us an incredible two-plus weeks of thrilling sporting excitement. There were many ups, but very few downs in general. Fears of a terrorist attack were unfounded, there were no serious injuries and many of the problems with traffic and transportation didn’t materialize – or at [...]

July 30, 2012

Have you caught Olympic fever yet?

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics

I’ve got to admit it: I didn’t think I’d be watching this much Olympics.
During the first few days of the London Games, I’ve been watching whenever I could on TV. I’ve even been checking out events that I never thought I would find myself watching. The whole thing is very captivating and I can’t help [...]

January 4, 2012

In 2011, De Rosario was better than Chan

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics, Soccer

Unlike most sites or papers that awarded their Athlete of the Year before 2011 ended, I find it only appropriate to actually wait until the entire year had run its course before doling out the award.
My choice isn’t going to be the most popular, mainly because the man himself isn’t exactly the best person out [...]

August 29, 2011

Solving sprinting’s false start problem

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics

I can understand the rules in sprinting that disallow guys from getting a free shot at trying to get a jump on the gun, but does anybody have the fans in mind?
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people attended the Track & Field World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, many with the intention of just [...]

December 31, 2010

Our favourite moments of the year

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Olympics, Soccer

Like any year in sports, a lot has happened in 2010. Since everybody else has chimed in with their two cents about what they liked and what mattered most, why not cop out for once — OK, maybe more than once — and throw down a list of my own favourite moments of the year.
Now, [...]

March 2, 2010

More NHL fixing, Olympic style

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

With the NHL dropping the puck for the stretch run of their season – after stupidly taking off time for the Olympics – I have a good question for Commissioner Gary Bettman: Were you watching the men’s ice hockey tournament? Because if he was, he might have noticed that the Olympic set of rules is [...]

March 1, 2010

Golden Games

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics

They may have started out pretty rough – heck, a guy died before the Opening Ceremonies even took place – but the hosts sure come together and the as the days moved on.
The beginning of Vancouver 2010 was a comedy of errors, from the Georgian luger’s death to the weather being the warmest in Winter [...]

February 25, 2010

Canada crushes Russia

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

Team Canada’s ice hockey team had better thank their lucky stars for two things: That Roberto Luongo is currently better than Martin Brodeur and that they lost to the U.S. in the preliminary round.
Luongo’s play in net has far surpassed that of Canada’s apparent No. 1 goalie and now the whole country is reaping the [...]

February 22, 2010

A shameful game

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

It wasn’t exactly a sequel to the Miracle on Ice, but Sunday night’s game had a familiar story line. A young and plucky American ice hockey squad faced a juggernaut rival in a big Olympic moment. The USA, despite having the odds stacked against them, pulled out a win over the overwhelming favourite. Sure, winning [...]

February 17, 2010

The “Winter” Olympics

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Olympics

Can you believe that we are living in a world in which the Winter Olympics are going on and that isn’t stopping pitchers and catchers from reporting to Spring Training? Spring Training and Winter Olympics going on at the same time? Sounds like some sort of paradox.
It could be easily argued that these Games hardly [...]

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