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LANE ONE: WADA did this much right: they got the Russians angry! Or is...

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Monday’s decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to hold the Russian Anti-Doping Agency to be non-compliant for a period of four years was cheered...

LANE ONE: World Athletics and The Athletics Association should be talking schedule, not events

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Though the focus of the Olympic world is on what will happen to Russia at Monday’s World Anti-Doping Agency meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, there...

LANE ONE: Did the IOC just cut the size of the 2032 Olympic Village...

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For more than a century, the International Olympic Committee asked cities to stage its Olympic Games, often requiring the building of new housing, hotels...

LANE ONE: Fiction becomes Olympic reality in Russia: “You arrogant ass. You’ve killed us!”

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The dramatic climax to the 1990 thriller “The Hunt for Red October” saw the ultra-aggressive Captain Tupolev trying to torpedo the runaway Soviet submarine...

LANE ONE: Conspiracy theorists, here’s how Los Angeles loses the 2028 Olympic Games!

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In the midst of all the other activity in Washington, D.C. last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation approved and...

LANE ONE: Nike’s critics look to the past, but Mary Cain asks about Nike’s...

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The “Opinion” video by Mary Cain that was posted by The New York Times on 7 November drew added focus – and outrage –...

LANE ONE: Athlete shrieking over dropped Diamond League events misses the point completely

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Last Wednesday, the IAAF announced the 24 events that would be contested during the 2020 Diamond League season. The 12 events for both men...

LANE ONE: IAAF taking the lead in transgender regulation, working with other IFs on...

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Advancements in medical technologies have brought new challenges to sports regulators, especially the International Federations. One of the newest battlefields is transgender athletes. Back in...

THE BIG PICTURE: Banka calls WADA’s budget “ridiculous” and Bach antes $10 million at...

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“It is ridiculous that an organization with the status of a global regulator has a budget of less than 40 million dollars. An average...

LANE ONE: Is the International Swimming League making an impact? It doesn’t appear to...

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There was so much turmoil over the announcement of the International Swimming League last year that the international federation for swimming (FINA) was pressured...

THE BIG PICTURE: Tokyo concedes event moves to Sapporo, but gets back $100+ million?

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The tug-of-war over the location of the Olympic marathons and race walks for 2020 was concluded on Friday during the meeting of the International...

LANE ONE: IOC moves Tokyo marathons and walks, but are there still more events...

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The International Olympic Committee’s ninth Coordination Commission meeting is underway in Tokyo, and there is a lot to talk about with less than a...

LANE ONE: UCLA dedicates famed Drake Stadium track to Betsy & Rafer Johnson

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“Together, you’ve been an example of respect, integrity and excellence in all things. Together, you have served the UCLA community selflessly and with the...

LANE ONE: What was all the fuss about the World Beach Games, anyway?

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Color me confused about the five-day ANOC World Beach Games, held for the first time last week in Doha, Qatar, which took over hosting...

THE BIG PICTURE: International Paralympic Committee reports record $26.9 million revenues for 2018

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Say what you will about the evils of money, the key metric for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to continue its growth as a...

LANE ONE: “Athlete’s rights” sounds like a good idea, but which athletes and which...

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The question of “athlete’s rights” is a hot topic in the Olympic Movement, just as it is in other sports, but it is being...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics’ legal marathon with abuse survivors and insurance cos. grinds...

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The myriad of cases involving USA Gymnastics and the intertwined lawsuits from survivors of sexual abuse from Dr. Larry Nassar and the federation’s suits...

VOX POPULI: “Hire Jill Ellis” and a new way to think about 1:59:40!

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From our readers: ● On Tuesday’s 2-0 loss by the U.S. men’s National Team to Canada: USSF should hire Jill Ellis to coach the men. She...

LANE ONE: Two marathon milestones in two days, but which was better? 1:59:40 or...

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The greatest weekend in the history of marathon running came and went with two astonishing and historic performances in two completely different settings: ● The...

THE BIG PICTURE: 4,600 Iranian women attend World Cup qualifier in Tehran

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For those who say the sport can play a helpful role in society, more proof came on Thursday (10th) as about 4,600 Iranian women...

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