2020 Olympic Games

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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

LANE ONE: Burger King is not an Olympic sponsor, but it has the solution...

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This is a busy time for the leadership and staff of the International Olympic Committee, even though there is no Olympic Games – winter...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC starts boxing inquiry with 41 questions

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The International Olympic Committee’s inquiry into boxing has finally gotten started. The International Boxing Association, known by its old French acronym of AIBA, is in...

TOKYO 2020 Panorama: Government costs are still an issue, but there will be lots...

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The cost to the Japanese taxpayer for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is holding steady – sort of – according to a Thursday...

ATHLETICS: Black Tidings owner admits lying to police on doping cover-up, sentenced to a...

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The Straits Times of Singapore reported today (17th) that Tan Tong Han, 36, has been sentenced to a week in jail for lying to...

LANE ONE: Is the IOC setting the stage for a serious review of the...

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When the International Olympic Committee issues one of its periodic statements on how it is adapting the Olympic Games to modern times, it’s hard...

LANE ONE: The Takeda investigation could be worse for the IOC than the Salt...

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Friday’s stunning revelation that the president of the Japan Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under investigation in France for corruption is the most serious...

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES: Tokyo organizers get 162,000+ volunteer apps

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There is considerable concern about the cost of the Tokyo Games, set to begin in about 18 months. But on another measure of the...

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