After 125 years, time to say “Thanks, Baron” one more time

PALM DESERT, November 24, 2017 – This Saturday will mark 125 years since a 29-year-old Frenchman named Pierre de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games be revived.

He did it at the Sorbonne in Paris and the reception he received was the one thing he hadn’t expected.

What happened? Get the details and some reflections on his legacy in our Lane One commentary, plus a preview of a big weekend of action:

= p. 5/Phil Hersh: Why didn’t the USOC react to a slur against Olympian Ibti Muhammad?
= p. 8/Anti-Doping: Four more disqualifications of Russian athletes from Sochi 2014;
= p. 10/Short Track: ISU confirms U.S. has eight qualifiers for PyeongChang 2018;
= p. 13/Alpine Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin back in action on home turf in Vermont!
= p. 16/Figure Skating: Shibutani twins looking for another win at Skate America!