TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 11, 2018: Forget the Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup and this is still a very busy year for Olympic sport.
Our updated calendar of top-tier international events, including Grand Prix, World Championship and World Cup events includes 484 events across the Olympic-sport landscape from now through the end of the year.
There will be more to add, of course, once the winter events are added later in the year, but check out our list of events, in chronological order, for your favorite sports.
The full list is in our Lane One commentary, plus:
(1) THE BIG PICTURE: The newest scandal is a report from a South Korean broadcaster that a vote-buying scheme to benefit the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games was engineered by former IAAF president Lamine Diack and his son, Papa Massata Diack and involving Olympic sponsor Samsung!
(2) EQUESTRIAN: Defending champions McLain Ward of the U.S. and Isabell Werth of Germany lead the field in the FEI World Cup Final in Jumping and Dressage, in Paris.
(3) COMMONWEALTH GAMES: The Gold Coast Games produced 17 world-leading marks in swimming and seven more in just the first three days of track & field. One of those us by South Africa’s Caster Semenya in the women’s 1,500; is she ready to tackle the 800 m world record? Plus, a great performance by an Olympic champion rower turned cyclist … and now a Commonwealth Games bronze medalist!
This issue includes an ON DECK report on Equestrian and SCOREBOARD reports on the Commonwealth Games and Athletics.