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The domination of the U.S. in athletics has disappeared as the world has caught up

Published: Friday, July 15 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Richard Saunders
Provo, UT

"The NBA champion Dallas Mavericks were led by a German, Dirk Nowitzki. At least the U.S. managed to win the 2010 IBAF world championships after losing the previous three. James Naismith is rolling in his peach basket"

As the Canadian-born son of two Scottish immigrants, I think Dr. Naismith would be delighted that people come here to play basketball from other countries. We can only really half-claim him due to his dual citizenship. Why do we always have to be the best in sports? Why not celebrate great achievements no matter who makes them, even if they may salute another flag? America is still a great place to live, and I won't be leaving any time soon just because we don't have any dominant female golfers.

Clifton Heights, PA

I don't feel that the article was critical at all of other nationalities and their ahtletes, rather a reflection of the state of US athletics. We WERE a nation that could pump out world class athletes at an astonishing rate, and that wasn't too long ago. For whatever reason, the playing field has been leveled. Either other countries and their athletes are devoting more time to these sports, or the USA is suddenly doing the opposite. Maybe, and most likely, a combination of both.

Herriman, UT

We are awesome at virtual reality games. We are #1 in XBox. That is our problem.

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