Offshore Race Day at ORC Worlds:
Copenhagen, Denmark (July 20, 2016) – The warm sunny weather today generated just enough seabreeze to start an afternoon offshore race for all three classes, a necessary component to the format of the ORC World Championship 2016. While tides and light winds forced the abandonment for Class A on a 37-mile course, Classes B and C survived their shorter 27-mile test. Full report.
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So Much For the Olympic Creed:
The long, slow erosion of the Olympics’ claim to sporting purity has reached a new landmark now that the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro will be gambled on inside Nevada sports books.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board, acting on the interests of race and sports book directors in the state, agreed last year to allow bettors to wager on Olympic events for the first time since the practice was forbidden in 2001.
Asked if the world should pause to mourn the lost innocence once associated with the Games, the head of Las Vegas’ powerful Westgate Superbook saw no reason to shed a tear.
“‘Used to be’ is exactly right, because almost everyone in the Olympics is get…
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