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THE BIG PICTURE: Stockholm’s 2026 bid clouded by lack of government support

Now the issue is Stockholm. A new, coalition government in the City Council announced last Friday that it would not support funding for a Stockholm...

LANE ONE: Being no. 1 today isn’t good enough for USA Swimming, looking to...

It’s hard to imagine much concern at USA Swimming over the performance of the world’s no. 1 swim team, as the U.S. has been...

5-RING CIRCUS: Stunning loss of key IOC member Patrick Baumann, 51

A stunning and sad moment with the surprise passing of International Basketball Federation Secretary-General Patrick Baumann (SUI), at age 51 from a heat attack...

5-RING CIRCUS: Alberta pledges C$700 million for Calgary 2026, but no more

Along with the drama in Stockholm, where the city’s 2026 bid will not have municipal government financial support, there was a significant development in...

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: IOC ecstatic so far

The third edition of the International Olympic Committee’s YOG continues in Buenos Aires, with the Closing Ceremony scheduled for the 18th (Thursday). The IOC gave...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF begins allowing transfers of allegiance again

Following up on its new rules for nationality transfers, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) issued its first group of approvals for athletes...

LANE ONE: The IOC is slowly – but quite surely – changing, and it...

This is usually a quiet time for the Olympic Movement and for the International Olympic Committee. But not in 2018. The winter-sports season hasn’t started...

BOXING: Konakbayev appeals to CAS to be added to presidential ballot

The drama over the future of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) and its 3 November presidential election continues, now at the Court of Arbitration...

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: So far, a success!

The third edition of the International Olympic Committee’s YOG continues in Buenos Aires with lots of events and – judging by the television coverage...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA issues its annual report for 2017

The annual report (for 2017) from the World Anti-Doping Agency was posted on Friday (5th), with WADA chair Craig Reedie (GBR) noting that “At...

LANE ONE: Dempsey punches the IOC hard, calls the Games “an enormous distraction”

One of the co-founders of the No Olympics Boston team, Chris Dempsey, has become the face of the anti-Olympics movement in the United States...

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: Competition starts in Buenos Aires

The third Youth Olympic Games got started in Buenos Aires (ARG) in an outdoor, ticket-free ceremony that attracted a reported 200,000 spectators to the...

GAMES Preview: Third Youth Olympic Games starts on Saturday

Some 3,998 athletes from 206 nations are gathering in Buenos Aires (ARG) for the third Youth Olympic Games, a creation of the International Olympic...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing on the razor’s edge of elimination from the Olympic Games

You almost never hear language like this in a statement from the International Olympic Committee: “The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today...

THE 5-RING CIRCUS: U.S. Justice Dept. indicts seven Russian hackers

The United States Department of Justice announced on Thursday a series of seven indictments against members of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), a...

THE 5-RING CIRCUS: Calgary, Milan-Cortina and Stockholm recommended for 2026 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended that the full membership extend invitations to compete for the 2026 Games to three candidates: Calgary (CAN),...

Bach on why an Olympic Games could be canceled

During his lengthy interview with CNN Money Switzerland host Martina Fuchs, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was asked about the IOC’s financial reserves...

The death of track & field starts next year in Minsk

The just-completed European Championships in Berlin (GER) was the best meet of the year and included four world-leading marks and a sensational 6.05 m...

THE BIG PICTURE: 53% support Calgary’s Olympic bid for 2026

The coming referendum in Calgary (CAN) about the city’s candidature for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is heating up. According to the GamesBids.com site, the...

Bach to CNN Money: “Organizing the Olympic Games is a feasible investment”

Say what you will about the International Olympic Committee and its 64-year-old president, Thomas Bach of Germany, but he’s not shy. Bach gave a wide-ranging,...

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