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The Big Olympic Lie

Remember David Millar? Remember Lance Armstrong? Remember the Australian rugby league? Remember Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay or Marion Jones? Remember Kenteris and Thanou? Remember Alex Rodríguez? Remember Filippo Volandri or Mariano Puerta?   Cycling, rugby, athletics, baseball, tennis.  

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Mario Diaz: Tired of Bale Transfer Saga

You can choose to believe Will McAvoy at The Newsroom or on the flip side feel that journalism is something ugly shown by the way CNN.com is supposed to have managed the 'Miley Cyrus ' issue.  Sports journalism is something absolutely different different to journalism, it's another world.We have the proof.  

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It's easy to understand the boos and the whistles at Maracaná.Spain are World Champion's, European Champion's -twice- and, of course, the team to beat, the best right now.  Only giants rise and dust themselves off when they fall.  

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Mario Diaz: No More Excuses Sergio

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño told me a story after the Arnold Palmer Invitational.He played along with Tiger Woods during the third round and they talked about a lot of issues: a little about golf, a little about life and, of course, a lot of about Tiger himself.  

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Mario Diaz: King Of Kings

A few months ago, Ian Stafford asked me to write about Rafa Nadal and his immediate future after his knee injury.  It made me feel uncomfortable because no one -I insist, no one knew almost anything about his recovery, about his knee or about his shape.  

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Mario Diaz: Shame On Us

I feel absolutely ashamed.The law is one thing and justice is another, greater and much more important than something or someone.  It's seems like here, in Spain, we're not worried about our international image, about what you could think of us, of our athletes and our sportsmen.  

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Mario Diaz: The End Of An Era

During the last six years Spanish football had been ahead of the German game.  Do you remember Fernandos Torres' goal in Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna? What about of Puyol's header in Durban in the last World Cup semifinals?   Obviously, german football have unfinished business with us.At least until this week.  

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Mario Diaz: Third Time Lucky

They have taken the 2016 concept as a base and it is a better concept now than it was then.    Who knows, maybe it'll be “Third time lucky".This phrase belongs to Sir Craig Reedie, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission Chief after a four day visit to the Spanish capital.  

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Mario Diaz: Mourinho, The 'Polarizer'

I've never understood why José Mourinho leaves the pitch before the end of the match.It's something I consider a lack of respect for everyone involved, even for his players and his bench.  

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"I'm working really hard to be the same player I was before the injury and I'm pretty sure that I'll get there," insists Rafael Nadal who is world number four nowadays and will return to the courts in Viña del Mar, Chile, with Argentinian 'Pico' Monaco.  

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