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LANE ONE: Bach asks for “frugal Games” in Tokyo; what can be learned from...

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For those of a certain age, who lived through a prior crisis that threatened the existence of the Olympic Games, it was simply staggering...

LANE ONE: Was Juan Antonio Samaranch, the man who made the IOC modern, its...

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In the continuing tumult over the future of the Tokyo Games and the worldwide struggle with the coronavirus, the 10-year anniversary of the passing...

LANE ONE: Will a year’s delay really be so bad? Seven ways the Tokyo...

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Almost as soon as the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo would be delayed by a year, estimates began appearing of the...

LANE ONE: France’s Guy Drut says the Games “must reinvent themselves”; how about throwing...

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France’s Guy Drut is best known as the 1976 Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles and a a controversial politician in his home...

LANE ONE: Remembering the worst day in the history of the U.S. Olympic Movement:...

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Forty years ago, the United States Olympic Committee faced a choice it hopes never to face again. Mike Moran served as the chief spokesman...

LANE ONE: In a crisis, discipline and focus are hard to maintain, as Tokyo...

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The coronavirus is a major public-health crisis which is having impacts in many countries and is causing the cancellation, delay or implosion of mass...

TSX DAILY: Let the lobbying start for new sports in 2028 ~ Heat-stroked French...

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≡ TSX DAILY ~ 20 August 2019 ≡ | 1. |  GAMES OF THE XXXIV OLYMPIAD: LOS ANGELES 2028: Let the (sports) lobbying begin  The International Olympic...

LANE ONE: With a possible 2032 bid ahead, Australia’s Queensland region is now having...

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The tumult over bids for the Olympic and Olympic Winter Games should have subsided after the selection of Milan-Cortina to host the 2018 Olympic...

TSX DAILY: Stunning results at U.S. swim Nationals, anti-Games activists channeling Groucho, and remembering...

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= TSX DAILY ~ 5 August 2019 = | 1. | SWIMMING: New talent shines at the 2019 USA Swimming Nationals, as if the U.S. didn’t...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Who is Kenny Bednarek and how did he just run the...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● It’s a World Championship year, so crazy things are happening....

LANE ONE: Remembering the day the Olympic Movement didn’t collapse: 8 May 1984

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(This is a reprint of our Lane One column of 9 May 2018, which was available in our old PDF format and not as...

LANE ONE: Is the new LA 2028 budget of $6.88 billion really serious, or...

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Ever since the late Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau famously claimed – six years prior to the 1976 Olympic Games in his city – that...

LANE ONE: The LA 2028 venue plan continues to shift, along with the rest...

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Over its history, the one constant in Los Angeles has been change. The city has grown, morphed and been re-shaped by business, culture, its...

LANE ONE: The strange case of rowing, Los Angeles and the 1932, 2012, 2016...

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The International Olympic Committee has trumpeted the benefits of its Agenda 2020 reform program, one of the first initiatives undertaken by then-new IOC President...

LANE ONE: On volunteerism and the Olympic Games, you see which “economists” actually know...

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The Associated Press’s Stephen Wade posted a story last Friday entitled “Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?” and proceeded to quote a Drexel Sports...

LANE ONE: Appreciating another legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games: David Simon

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The modern Olympic Movement was dramatically changed with the staging of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984. The private financing,...

ATHLETICS Panorama: Remembering Fred Thompson, Steve Prefontaine and Franklin Jacobs

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Sports creates enduring memories, not only of events and wins and losses, but of the places you go and the people you meet. In...

LANE ONE: Has the Olympic volunteer program lost its way?

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One of the many revolutionary changes made by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles was the...

1984 OLYMPIC GAMES/ VOLLEYBALL: Rolf Engen passes at 88

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Sad news that Rolf Engen, the commissioner of volleyball at the 1984 Olympic Games, passed away on 31 July, at age 88. Initially a basketball...

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