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March 18, 2016

Over the top Down Under
 SYDNEY - See ya Syd. Good on ya, mate. You were great.
 Words like those are being printed around the world today. And the world said the other two words together with Juan Antonio Samaranch last night, the words he refused to say in Atlanta. Best ever. Oct. 2: Full column

Some nations can't keep up with Jones
  SYDNEY -- So, Marion, how does it feel to be a failure? Only three gold.
 At last count, 69 countries had won medals at these Olympic Games and only 36 of those had won more medals than Marion Jones' personal count of three gold and two bronze. Oct. 1: Full column

In very fast company
 SYDNEY -- The guy who ran anchor looks like an accountant. Glasses. Demeanour. Whole bit.
 Actually he's a hurdler.
 They had to send a hurdler out to do the job that Donovan Bailey and Bruny Surin had the hissy-fit, ego-fight about costing Canada a chance for three straight gold medals at the World Championships in Athletics last year in Seville. Sept. 30: Full column

More columns
Sept. 29: Still alive for five
Sept. 28: Sullivan serves notice
Sept. 27: Deep sleep Down Under
Sept. 26: Time for some gold-medal partying
Sept. 25: Just another big flop
Sept. 24: He deserved to dive
Sept. 23: In the end, it was sad
Sept. 22: The heat was on
Sept. 20: Don't panic
Sept. 19: Wows, growls and 'Oye'
Sept. 18: Whitfield: After the cheers
Sept. 17: Golden glory
Sept. 16: Totally Aus-some opener
Sept. 15: Sound the starter's gun!
Sept. 14: Skin, then win!
Sept. 13: Shark repellent, please
Sept. 12: Gals with a glow...
Sept. 11: What's cookin', Diane?
Sept. 10: Our man Down Under takes the temperature of a very, very hot town
Aug. 23: There's only one first time
Aug. 14: The whiz kid
Aug. 13: New kid on the blocks
Aug. 11: Running mates