2020 Olympic Games

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Comebacking Bromell steams to 9.90 win in Florida; honors for Jim...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport (updated): ● Athletics ● The comeback story of 2020 is 2016 Olympic sprinter...

THE TICKER: Tokyo 2020+1 marks year-to-go; FINA relief project up to $6.46 million; Michael...

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LANE ONE: IOC’s 2019 financial statements show $2.1 billion in advances to organizing committees;...

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THE BIG PICTURE: Tokyo 2020 moves forward slowly, but talk about the Games is...

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THE BIG PICTURE: Bach warns of new boycott threats; Tokyo confirms venues; IOC approves...

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Amidst the concerns for the staging of the next Olympic Games in Tokyo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (GER) opened the 136th IOC...

THE TICKER: Pound opines if Tokyo ‘21 cancels, so might Beijing ‘22; The Athletics...

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LANE ONE: Bach underlines partnership with organizers as Dakar 2022 YOG moved to 2026;...

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THE TICKER: Houlihan shatters own U.S. 5,000 m mark; three winter stars pass this...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Koike crushes 21 others for re-election; AIBA-WBA tie-up coming? WADA’s Banka...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Incumbent Yuriko Koike won...

LANE ONE: Only half-baked: U.S. athlete statement demands that they must be heard, then...

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LANE ONE: Protest or not to protest? The IOC’s choices are hardly black or...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Diack calls son “a thug,” Tokyo sponsors wavering on 2021, Australia-New...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● Further to our Lane One column for 10 June...

LANE ONE: Racism becomes issue one for IOC, but consensus will be favored over...

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There are plenty of people who will tell you the International Olympic Committee is deaf. Not this time. Although the preparations for Tokyo 2020 were...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Ajan says McLaren Report charges “unfounded” while 11-year-old skateboarder Brown survives...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: “The claims against me are unfounded” That’s the reply of former International Weightlifting Federation...

LANE ONE: American athletes should write their own version of the IOC’s Rule 50:...

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“The IOC’s current position is very clear in regards to protest. Whether you agree or not, and choose to follow the rules, will be...

MILLER TIME: Thomas Bach’s bid to upstage Sisyphus

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/It’s a great pleasure to present this guest column by one of the most knowledgeable observers of the Olympic Movement, Britain’s David Miller. For...

LANE ONE: It isn’t easy being an Olympic athlete in almost any sport, and...

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It’s hard enough to be an Olympic athlete, especially from hyper-competitive teams like the United States, China, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and elsewhere. It got...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Remembering the day Jesse Owens set six world records in 45...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Today is Memorial Day in the United States, remembering those...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: What’s in the IOC’s $650 million cost for postponing Tokyo; Stefanidi...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● We received a lot of response to Sunday’s Lane...

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...

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