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LANE ONE: Tokyo Games will have spectators, as organizers and Japanese government hold true...

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THE TICKER: Squabbling continues over Tokyo attendance, French government worried about Paris 2024 costs;...

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LANE ONE: LA28 picks up the pace on sponsorships, while 2019 financials show slowed...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Final athlete’s Playbook includes sanctions; LA28 events list in December; U.S....

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LANE ONE: NBC warms up the country before Tokyo: two weeks of U.S. Olympic...

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THE BIG PICTURE: Salt Lake City Winter Games bid committee hints at proposal coming...

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LANE ONE: IOC Executive Board recommends Brisbane for 2032, showing the IOC’s path forward...

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THE TICKER: Tokyo will be “pretty exciting” even without fans; ‘22 Winter diplomatic boycott...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: IOC names Refugee team; U.S. IOC member Randall resigns; NBC to...

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LANE ONE: The power of the Olympics is limited, but isn’t it the international...

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THE TICKER: Tokyo 2020 loses 10,000 volunteers, still has 70,000; federation elections; World Tri...

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LANE ONE: IOC CoComm happy with Paris 2024, because it needs the French to...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo’s mixed signals on the virus; Paris 2024 on track; 400...

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LANE ONE: Naomi Osaka’s French Open withdrawal only the latest athlete vs. media mental-health...

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Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka of Japan withdrew from the French Open tennis tournament on Monday, declaring on Twitter, in part: “The truth is that I...

THE TICKER: Tokyo 2020 status now a circus; AIBA vaporizes $10 million debt; Belarus...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The International Olympic Committee and...

LANE ONE: IOC Athletes’ Forum endorses “10 Commandments” for Tokyo; Bach says Olympics is...

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The International Olympic Committee’s 10th International Athletes’ Forum was held online on Wednesday and Thursday, with a focus on a variety of issues beyond...

THE BIG PICTURE: FIFA Congress agrees to study biennial World Cups; Infantino proposes 11...

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Already the wealthiest of the International Federations, FIFA had a busy 71st Congress, held online last Friday (21st), taking several interesting decisions with an...

LANE ONE: Bad news for anti-Olympic whiners: Tokyo Games will go on, and it...

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The roller-coaster ride that has been the Games of the XXXII Olympiad just whipped through another barrel roll with not only an assurance that...

VOX POPULI: Why cancel the Olympics?

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By Jean-Loup Chappelet (Lausanne, Switzerland) I would like to reply to the calls for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be cancelled. Cancelling the Olympics, together with...

THE TICKER: More vaccines for PanAm delegations; LA28 signs Deloitte; five world leaders in...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Covid-19 vaccination express in...

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