Monthly Archives: July 2011

No fire sale to benefit Sacramento Kings

On this beautiful Sunday morning, I went for a ride along the American River bike trail. I like to do a 10-mile circuit from my Land Park home, pedaling up 21st Street past the  Sacramento Bee, where I worked for … Continue reading

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Baby boomers grapple with fears

   I walked past a big BMW motorcycle yesterday in the parking lot of my athletic club. The gray-and-black bike was gleaming in the warm sun of a Sacramento afternoon. I wanted to hop on it, pull back on the … Continue reading

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A new sport for the road to 100

The World Masters Athletics Championships in Sacramento this month got me thinking: Why not take up a new sport? Some of the competitors in the track and field events started late in life. Olga Kotelko of Canada, who has been … Continue reading

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Ageism lurks behind drug bans in sports

What kind of society would tell its older citizens that they couldn’t use eyeglasses, hearing aids,  canes or wheelchairs because physical decline is the natural order of things and it’s immoral to violate the laws of nature? That would be … Continue reading

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Ageism undercuts athletes

I was watching the 20-kilometer race-walk Saturday in Land Park when I noticed the motto for the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships on a banner. It read: “Athletics For Life.” How true, I thought, as I watched athletes from 35 … Continue reading

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