Olympic sports specialist. Formerly with Chicago Tribune (1984-2015). Covered 18 Olympic Games. globetrottingbyphiliphersh.com

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Read comments on @cbrennansports story about Adam Rippon & Mike Pence, and you will understand 1) why newspapers should end all comments 2) how anonymity empowers the gutless, stupid & small-minded, i.e., the Trump base  https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/christinebrennan/2018/01/17/gay-olympian-adam-rippon-blasts-selection-mike-pence-lead-u-s-delegation/1040610001/ 
@cbrennansports I am not proud that Mike Pence gets to represent this country in anything. He’s a hypocritical faux Christian. I loved how Obama shoved it up Putin’s nose by sending Billie Jean, Brian B et. al. I am delighted by Adam’s outspokenness and pride in who he is.
Italian colleague who wrote story emailed me to say Kostner told him, “I’m not finished with Mishin.” But Huth is with her in Moscow at #EuroFigure. Head of Italian Fed confirmed change in original story. Chissà?
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