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THE BIG PICTURE: Howman pushing for more innovation in doping control

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When David Howman talks, people in the sports world should listen. The former Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency is increasingly critical of the...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 12 April 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened this week in Olympic sport: LANE ONE Wednesday: It seems...

THE BIG PICTURE: Swedish government gets behind the Stockholm-Are bid … sort of

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In what was essentially a fish-or-cut bait scenario, the Swedish national government finally indicated that it would supply the necessary guarantees to support the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Italian government to agree to modest support program for Milan-Cortina 2026

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The key, distinguishing feature of the bid process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is the lack of national funding guarantees for either of...

THE BIG PICTURE: AIBA releases interim financials showing it will die if not retained...

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The International Boxing Association posted its interim financial statements for the six months ending 31 December 2018, with Executive Director Tom Virgets (USA) announcing...

THE BIG PICTURE: AIBA accepts Rakhimov’s resignation, names Mohamed Moustahsane as President

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The Executive Committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) met by teleconference over the weekend and accepted the resignation of Gafur Rakhimov (UZB) and...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 22 March 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened this week in Olympic sport: LANE ONE Wednesday: One of...

THE BIG PICTURE: Diack investigation might be moving along after all

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We noted on Tuesday that the investigation by French authorities into the influence-buying and doping cover-up involving former International Olympic Committee member and IAAF...

THE BIG PICTURE: Under pressure, Japan’s Takeda to resign from Japan’s Olympic Committee in...

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The 71-year-old head of the Japan Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the JOC and as a member...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: Who will win 2019 figure skating worlds? My gold medal...

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Yuzuru Hanyu reacts after his free skate at the 2018 Olympics, when he won a second straight Olympic gold. (Getty Images.) March 15, 2019 There are...

THE BIG PICTURE: Russia still at the center of World Anti-Doping Agency’s annual symposium

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The continuing question of Russian doping cast a long shadow over the Annual Symposium of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) during its Annual Symposium...

LANE ONE: Which Olympic sports are going to die?

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There was a collective eyebrow-raising in the world of Olympic sports when the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) released its “Future of...

LANE ONE: USOC Board focuses on Congress, athlete advocacy and gymnastics in L.A. Board...

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The United States Olympic Committee has been battered by accusations and scandal, hammered in Congressional hearings, changed out its leadership ... and got the...

LANE ONE: FINA asks for dismissal of International Swimming League and athlete suits

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Following the cancellation of a high-profile swimming meet scheduled for last December, the new International Swimming League (ISL) filed suit against the international governing...

THE BIG PICTURE: With Congress on its tail, USOC is putting heat on its...

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Stung by the multiple Congressional inquiries into its responses – or lack of responses – to the sexual-abuse situations in swimming, gymnastics and other...

THE BIG PICTURE: GAISF moves World Urban Games from Los Angeles to Budapest

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The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) made a significant announcement early Monday morning, moving the World Urban Games from Los Angeles (USA)...

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

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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 BIG PICTURE: Estonian skier admits to doping for years

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The stunning arrests of five Cross Country skiers at the FIS Nordic World Championships in Seefeld (AUT) for doping has provided a clear signal...

LANE ONE: The strange case of rowing, Los Angeles and the 1932, 2012, 2016...

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The International Olympic Committee has trumpeted the benefits of its Agenda 2020 reform program, one of the first initiatives undertaken by then-new IOC President...

THE BIG PICTURE: German Cartel Office relaxes IOC’s Rule 40 restrictions through 2026

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A long administrative process that began in 2017 resulted in a decision issued Wednesday (27th) that “extended” the personal advertising activities of German athletes...

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