2020 Olympic Games

ARCHERY Preview: More than a dozen Olympic and World medalists at Tokyo test event

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The World Archery World Cup in Berlin ended last Sunday, but a lot of the top shooters in the world didn’t go home; they...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC Session confirms all of the Bach-led reforms for now and...

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The International Olympic Committee membership agreed with all of the initiatives and reforms passed by its Executive Board and gave its President, Thomas Bach...

THE BIG PICTURE: London Sunday Times says Russia covered up a doping violation for...

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If it’s in a British newspaper, the headline has to be dramatic: “Russia faces new Olympics ban over doping” and “There can be no...

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

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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

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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...

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/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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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?

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/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...

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“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...

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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

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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”

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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