2020 Olympic Games

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Semenya’s appeal of IAAF regulations filed with the Swiss Federal Tribunal

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● As promised, South Africa’s Olympic 800 m champ Caster Semenya...

LANE ONE: The IOC keeps changing the Games, and not a minute too soon

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said – with good reason – that the Olympic Movement is in pretty good shape at the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing confirmed for Tokyo 2020, but organized by the IOC, not...

/Updated: see footnote/The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board kept its promise to the athletes. There will be a boxing tournament at the Tokyo Games in...

LANE ONE: Olympic budget pressures mean nothing to those who aren’t paying for the...

Spending someone else’s money is pretty easy. The Olympic Movement has been great at it for decades. The International Olympic Committee, especially under the administration...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: WADA chief Reedie says he is “unsure” of winning against doping

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● Britain’s Craig Reedie is the elected head of the World...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bach signals AIBA’s days may be numbered

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will meet on 22 May in Lausanne to determine whether the International Boxing Association – known by its...

LANE ONE: With just more than a year to go, how ready Tokyo 2020...

In remarks to the Australian Olympic Committee’s Annual General Assembly last Saturday, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany told the delegates: “With the...

LANE ONE: Planning your time off for 2020 yet? How about U.S. Trials week...

With the announcement of St. Louis, Missouri as the site for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for men and women, the United States Olympic...

LANE ONE: Is the Tokyo swimming schedule better for Katie Ledecky or Caeleb Dressel?

/Updated: see Endnote/ Now that the Tokyo organizers have released much of the detail of the 2020 Olympic sports schedules, it’s finally possible to...

LANE ONE: Morning swimming and track finals in Tokyo are the price of funding...

“Having finals in the morning, as requested by the International Olympic Committee, will enhance the visibility of athletics across all time zones.” That comment from...

LANE ONE: Russian involvement in elections is nothing compared to what they’re doing with...

The latest turn in the saga of the International Boxing Association came last Thursday when the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar...

LANE ONE: The strange story of the International Boxing Association gets even stranger

As had been expected, the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board took no action concerning the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on the final day of...

LANE ONE: Thomas Bach’s IOC wants “to get the couch potatoes off the couch”

The focus of the Olympic Movement has changed. It was, until very recently, to stage the greatest sports spectacle in the world. But in a...

LANE ONE: Crucial IOC Executive Board meeting this week in Switzerland could impact multiple...

We’re going to have some interesting days starting on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meets in Lausanne (SUI). A series of...

BOXING: AIBA President Rakhimov “to step aside” with IOC Executive Board meeting next week

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meeting starts next Tuesday in Lausanne (SUI) and the status of the International Boxing Association (“AIBA”) is on...

THE BIG PICTURE: Diack investigation might be moving along after all

We noted on Tuesday that the investigation by French authorities into the influence-buying and doping cover-up involving former International Olympic Committee member and IAAF...

THE BIG PICTURE: Under pressure, Japan’s Takeda to resign from Japan’s Olympic Committee in...

The 71-year-old head of the Japan Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the JOC and as a member...

LANE ONE: The U.S. can thank Jeff Van Gundy for being in the 2019...

One of the stranger periods in the history of U.S. national-team basketball concluded on Monday night in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the American men’s...

THE BIG PICTURE: Paris 2024 asks for four added sports: three from 2020, one...

The International Olympic Committee went back to the past when it allowed Tokyo 2020 to propose added sports for its program, as used to...

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

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...

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