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LANE ONE: Agenda 2020 and the future of Baseball, Softball and other sports...

The 21 February announcement that Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, Surfing and Breakdancing were the requested additions to the program of the 2024 Olympic Games by the Paris organizing committee left sports such as Baseball, Softball, Billiards, Chess, Karate and Squash out of the Games. And they are not happy about it. The World Karate Federation has […]
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LANE ONE: Think politics and sports don’t mix? They mix, but pretty badly...

During his 20-year term as the head of the International Olympic Committee, Avery Brundage often insisted that “sports and politics don’t mix.” He found out, to his horror and that of the entire world, that they do mix and can mix very badly, as Palestinian terrorists murdered 11 members of the Israeli Olympic delegation at […]
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LANE ONE: Burger King is not an Olympic sponsor, but it has the...

This is a busy time for the leadership and staff of the International Olympic Committee, even though there is no Olympic Games – winter or summer – in 2019. The IOC and especially the Executive Board have a long list of issues to be dealt with, including the continuing saga of Russia and its standing […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: Now a joint Korean bid for 2032?

The latest bombshell from the Korean Peninsula is a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency that the South Korean government will propose a joint bid with North Korea for the 2032 Olympic Games. South Korean minister for sports, Jong-Hwan Do, indicated that the suggestion would be made at next week’s meeting in Pyongyang (PRK) […]
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Asian Games: China tops the medal table for 8th straight Asian Games

It’s all over at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang (INA), with China once again on top of the medal table, for the eighth straight edition. But the Chinese were not quite as dominant as in recent games, as Japan’s push for the 2020 Olympic Games is paying dividends: ∙ 2018: 1. China, […]
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