Ray Hacke

Ray Hacke is a graduate of the WJI Mid-Career Course.

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Favorites and underdogs

Sports | A preview of the Winter Olympics
by Ray Hacke
Posted 2/01/18, 02:50 pm

Here’s a look at some of the athletes, events, and storylines worth watching at this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The games will begin on Feb. 8 and continue through Feb. 25.

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On track for change

Sports | An Olympic medalist’s claim that abortion is widespread in track and field underscores the need for pro-life education
by Ray Hacke
Posted 1/03/18, 08:22 am

Perhaps the most shocking revelation in former Olympic sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross’ book Chasing Grace is not that she ran in the 2008 Summer Games just two weeks after having an abortion.

According to the four-time gold medalist, abortion is common—if unspoken about—among women in her sport: “I literally don’t know another female track and field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion,” she writes, “and that’s sad.”

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Anthem antics

Sports | As players refuse to stand for flag, some fans and one owner protest them
by Ray Hacke
Posted 10/25/17, 07:40 pm

The Dallas Cowboys call themselves “America’s Team.” The slogan is central to the Cowboys’ brand and immense nationwide popularity.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones surely aims to keep it that way. Perhaps that’s why, in response to the trend of NFL players kneeling during pregame performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest racism, police mistreatment of African-Americans, President Trump, or whatever else, Jones told his players to stand during the national anthem, or sit during the game.

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