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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo postponement might cost $2.88 billion, de Varona and Naber elected...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Reports across Japanese media...

THE TICKER: Athletes will be in-and-out of Tokyo; IOC unhappy with AIBA, IWF and...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Dane and Reese first appointees to EOPAAA Commission; NBC signs for...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: (Errata: Some of our e-mail recipients received a version of Monday’s Lane One...

LANE ONE: It’s probably impossible, but here’s how Caeleb Dressel could win NINE medals...

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(Updated ~ see end note) Eight Olympic medals in one Games. Only two men have done it. They would be Michael Phelps, the American swimming...

THE TICKER: Athletes may have shorter stays in Tokyo Village; Semenya going back to...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● International Olympic Committee President Thomas...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: WADA-U.S. war of words continues; Bach visits Tokyo; Dressel and Shields...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● International Olympic Committee chief...

LANE ONE: He’s doing it again! Bach and IOC pave the way to cut...

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One of the ways you can measure the true values of a leader is to watch them when the pressure is off. In the midst...

THE TICKER: Tokyo planning to allow some foreign fans in ‘21; how much NCAA...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● A government panel indicated that...

LANE ONE: Bach heading to Tokyo next week; “very confident” on 2021; athletes OK...

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“Given the toolbox we are putting together and given the latest and very recent developments with regard to rapid testing and vaccination, we are...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: WADA-U.S. tensions thaw; Japan easing athlete entry for Games; Wrestling Worlds...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Anti-Doping ● The highly-publicized conflict between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the...

LANE ONE: With the Paris 2024 program about to be approved, how will Los...

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In December, the International Olympic Committee is expected to approve the competition program for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris in 2024. The...

HIGHLIGHTS: Roglic defends Vuelta a Espana title (barely), Dressel wins five events and King...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: ● Archery ● The final event of the U.S. Archery Team Qualifier Series was held in Newberry,...

THE TICKER: World Athletics offers 20 for Athletes of the Year; three ARs for...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Athletics ● World Athletics announced its nominees for its Athletes of the Year...

THE TICKER: WADA vs. RUSADA in Court of Arbitration for Sport starts Monday; World...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● WADA vs. RUSADA ● On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the Court of...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Bach stresses unity; Coleman suspended for two years; Leeper loses CAS...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● International Olympic Committee ● IOC President Thomas Bach of Germany has been...

LANE ONE: If the Tokyo Games don’t take place, it won’t be for a...

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If you listen to the experts, the open-mouthed sharpies and all the crystal-ball wizards, there’s no way the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will...

THE TICKER: S. 2330 sent to White House; USA Wrestling skips 2020 World Champs;...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee ● The “Empowering Olympic, Paralympic and Amateur Athletes...

LANE ONE: Stunning WADA report shows IWF, some national weightlifting federations “allowed doping to...

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On Tuesday, the International Weightlifting Federation posted a note celebrating the support of “more than one hundred Member Federations” for a Constitution Reform Congress...

LANE ONE: One of the lasting effects of the pandemic may be the way...

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No one knows when the coronavirus pandemic will end, but everyone is sure that it will have brought changes to the way we live...

LANE ONE: The IOC’s new balancing act: sometimes being “athlete-centered” isn’t enough

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