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LANE ONE: Appreciating another legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games: David Simon

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The modern Olympic Movement was dramatically changed with the staging of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984. The private financing,...

LANE ONE: The USOC figured out that it has an undiscovered sponsor: the NCAA

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With all of the news about Congressional commissions and inquiries into the United States Olympic Committee, an important story appeared in the 21 January...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics stays on course, makes new hires

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For an organization that the United States Olympic Committee is trying to destroy, USA Gymnastics seems quite alive and even well. New USAG chair Kathryn...

LANE ONE: International Paralympic Committee to Malaysia: no Israel, no World Championships

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It has not been lost on observers of the Olympic Movement that if you want to find an organization with a disciplinary backbone, look...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 25 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 96 hours in Olympic sport: LANE...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bad news for weightlifting after six Thai positives

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The International Weightlifting Federation has turned itself inside out trying to eliminate the scourge of doping, but it has been difficult. Despite a massive education...

LANE ONE: WADA lets Russia skate for now, but there is a new line...

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There wasn’t much surprise from the conference-call meeting of the World Ani-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee on Tuesday (22nd) as it confirmed the continuation of...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE...

LANE ONE: More projections on what the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics...

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Last Tuesday’s introduction of a bill by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) may be the start of a process which will empanel a 16-member...

THE BIG PICTURE: Another doping positive from London raises the total to 121

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The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that “Davit Modzmanashvili, 37, of Uzbekistan, competing in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling 120kg event (Qualifications and Finals) in...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC loses Legkov appeal in Swiss Federal court

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“It is with disappointment that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been informed of the ruling by the Swiss Federal Tribunal rejecting the IOC...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international...

LANE ONE: What will the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics...

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The introduction of a bill by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) on Wednesday is the first step on what could be a fairly rapid...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA team “successfully” retrieves Moscow Lab data

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The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday that its data-retrieval team had completed its mission to obtain the testing database of the Moscow Laboratory at...

THE BIG PICTURE: Colorado Senator Gardner introduces bill to review the USOC

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Now we are getting serious. After all of the posturing, press releases and yelling about reform of the United States Olympic Committee, the only body...

LANE ONE: The IOC can pat itself on the back (for now): the Milan-Cortina...

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It’s so easy to be against everything these days. And should something positive happen, it’s usually discounted as unimportant, or those claiming responsibility grow...

THE BIG PICTURE: Malaysia signals anti-Semitism is alive and well, even for Paralympic sport

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According to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the two Israeli swimmers who have applied for visas for the World Paralympic Swimming Championships cannot compete...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 7-13 January 2019

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The Stat Pack: a summary of results of international Grand Prix, World Cup and World Championships events, plus U.S. domestic events and Pan American...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport...

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...

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