5-Ring Circus

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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!

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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,...

THE BIG PICTURE: Asian Games ready to start in Indonesia

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One of the world’s largest and most intense sporting events will start Saturday at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia: the...

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