2020 Olympic Games

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 1: Showdowns coming in Tokyo!...

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The calendar has turned and we are now in the Olympic year of 2020. But although the Tokyo Games will be the top story...

LANE ONE: The top stories of 2019, from no. 5 to no. 1, a...

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Let there be no doubt, this was a wild year in Olympic sport, and as with so many areas today, full of contention, argument...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Russian strategy for doping case now plain; Women’s World Cup could...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● What appears to be a coordinated Russian strategy to contest...

LANE ONE: The top stories of 2019, from no. 10 to no. 6, and...

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As 2019 comes to a close, there were people, places and events that made a bid impression in this pre-Olympic year. We’ll bring you...

LANE ONE: The numbers are in, and while Tokyo’s budget stays level, WADA reports...

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Two important sets of reports were released late last week, by the Tokyo Olympic organizers and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Both showed good news,...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Russia appeals; PR star Pete Cava passes suddenly, another 2012 positive

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● RUSADA confirms sanctions appeal to CAS ● To the surprise of absolutely...

LANE ONE: Is anything going on in world sport besides Russia and doping? Yes,...

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There’s the NFL heading toward the playoffs and the baseball Hot Stove League is on fire right now, but in the Olympic world, all...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA approves four-year ban on Russia, but no blanket ban on...

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As expected, the World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee approved the recommendations of its Compliance Review Committee and declared Russia to be “non-compliant” with the...

ATHLETICS Panorama: Lananna restored to USATF Presidency by Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Hours before the opening of the 2019 USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ordered that...

LANE ONE: Did the IOC just cut the size of the 2032 Olympic Village...

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For more than a century, the International Olympic Committee asked cities to stage its Olympic Games, often requiring the building of new housing, hotels...

LANE ONE: Fiction becomes Olympic reality in Russia: “You arrogant ass. You’ve killed us!”

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The dramatic climax to the 1990 thriller “The Hunt for Red October” saw the ultra-aggressive Captain Tupolev trying to torpedo the runaway Soviet submarine...

THE BIG PICTURE: Banka calls WADA’s budget “ridiculous” and Bach antes $10 million at...

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“It is ridiculous that an organization with the status of a global regulator has a budget of less than 40 million dollars. An average...

TSX INTEL REPORT: The Int’l Swimming League is half over; have you noticed? +...

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≡ TSX INTELLIGENCE REPORT ~ 4 November 2019 ≡ ● LANE ONE ● Is the International Swimming League making an impact? It doesn't appear to be making...

THE BIG PICTURE: Tokyo concedes event moves to Sapporo, but gets back $100+ million?

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The tug-of-war over the location of the Olympic marathons and race walks for 2020 was concluded on Friday during the meeting of the International...

TSX INTEL REPORT: More events to be moved from Tokyo due to heat? Here...

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= TSX INTELLIGENCE REPORT ~ 1 November 2019 = ● LANE ONE ● IOC moves Tokyo marathons and walks, but are there still more events to be moved? The International...

LANE ONE: IOC moves Tokyo marathons and walks, but are there still more events...

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The International Olympic Committee’s ninth Coordination Commission meeting is underway in Tokyo, and there is a lot to talk about with less than a...

TSX INTEL REPORT: Russia sends more answers to WADA on “manipulated” doping data; NCAA...

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≡ TSX INTELLIGENCE REPORT ~ 30 October 2019 ≡ ● LEADING OFF ● Russian Sports Ministry sends responses to WADA inquiries  The question of what to...

THE BIG PICTURE: International Paralympic Committee reports record $26.9 million revenues for 2018

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Say what you will about the evils of money, the key metric for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to continue its growth as a...

TSX REPORT: Athlete’s rights seems like a good idea, but for which athletes and...

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≡ TSX REPORT ~ 21 October 2019 ≡ ● LANE ONE ● Two conferences and two different views of “athlete’s rights”  Two conferences taking place almost simultaneously 7,745 miles...

LANE ONE: “Athlete’s rights” sounds like a good idea, but which athletes and which...

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The question of “athlete’s rights” is a hot topic in the Olympic Movement, just as it is in other sports, but it is being...

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