2020 Olympic Games

LANE ONE: The new threat to Tokyo 2020 is not in Japan, but that...

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We have reached critical mass in the worldwide sports response to the COVID-19 virus, with mass postponements – if not cancellations – of events,...

HIGHLIGHTS: Maroulis returns to the mat as U.S. secures 11 spots for Tokyo; final...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: Many of the international federations shut down their sports this past week, with most events canceled or...

THE TICKER: Thursday changed the U.S. Olympic Team for Tokyo; World Athletics gives Russia...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Thursday’s implosion of the American...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020’s Mori reports apology from Board member suggesting delay; new...

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

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...

LANE ONE: Sure, the Tokyo Games are threatened by Covid-19, but what about Beijing...

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The spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) around the world is wreaking havoc with sporting events all over the globe and is threatening the Games...

THE TICKER: Coronavirus kills FIS Alpine finals; Russian athletics finally contrite; more Nassar abuse...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Alpine Skiing ● The coronavirus danger in Italy has cancelled the FIS Alpine...

LANE ONE: Bach gets 13 of 14 questions about the coronavirus and Tokyo, but...

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It was obvious that something was up, as Wednesday’s news conference with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (GER) was much more crowded than...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC expects Tokyo Games to go on as scheduled, passes on...

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Within the Olympic world, Tuesday’s attention was on Lausanne and the meeting of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee ... and the...

HIGHLIGHTS: Big wins for Germany in Bobsled, Luge and Cycling; world record for Chloe...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: It’s been a busy weekend in international sport; click here for our coverage of track & field,...

THE TICKER: Sun sets on China’s star freestyler; Russia vs. WADA timetable get clearer...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Court Watch I: Yang Sun suspended for 8 years ● The Court of...

ATHLETICS: Rupp wins as expected, Tuliamuk & Seidel shock in U.S. Marathon Trials in...

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On a difficult, hilly, cold and windy course in downtown Atlanta, Galen Rupp showed that he is the dominant American marathoner at the U.S....

LANE ONE: The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will not be canceled or postponed,...

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This week’s headlines were all about comments from the senior member of the International Olympic Committee – not its President – that this summer’s...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Marathon Trials coming Saturday; World Baseball Classic sites revealed; more...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport (updated): ● Vox Populi ● We received several reader comments on recent stories,...

THE BIG PICTURE: BBC catches four-time Olympic champ Farah in lie on supplements

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Here’s what 2017 Steeplechase World Champion Emma Coburn of the U.S. had to say about Monday’s BBC documentary about Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medalist...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: How high can Mondo go? Plus a new heart for Greg...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The amazing world-record performance by Mondo Duplantis of Sweden (and...

LANE ONE: Edwin Moses is right when he says protests can’t be stopped, but...

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While the Tokyo organizers fret about the potential impact of the expanding coronavirus threat to this summer’s Olympic Games in Japan, discussions about the...

HIGHLIGHTS: Where no man has gone before! Duplantis clears world-record 20-2 3/4 in Torun!

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: ● ATHLETICS ● Saturday was one of those dream days in track & field, where athletes around...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Another McLaren report coming, this time on weightlifting and Tamas Ajan

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Weightlifting ● After his much-praised reports on the Russian doping scandal in...

THE TICKER: Everyone wants in on the Russian appeal of its suspension by WADA

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Doping ● It seems that everybody is in on the appeal of the...

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