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THE BIG PICTURE: McLaren Report paints picture of ex-weightlifting chief Ajan at top of...

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Not only validating, but going well beyond the charges leveled in January’s “The Lord of the Lifters” documentary on German television, an independent report...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Court of Arbitration for Sport sets hearings for Russia, Salazar &...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Court of Arbitration for Sport ● It will be a busy November...

MILLER TIME: Thomas Bach’s bid to upstage Sisyphus

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/It’s a great pleasure to present this guest column by one of the most knowledgeable observers of the Olympic Movement, Britain’s David Miller. For...

LANE ONE: It isn’t easy being an Olympic athlete in almost any sport, and...

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It’s hard enough to be an Olympic athlete, especially from hyper-competitive teams like the United States, China, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and elsewhere. It got...

THE TICKER: Honoring Dick Shea; more money info on ANOC and UIPM; Diack trial...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● More Memorial Day memories ● Further to Tuesday’s notes from Barry Schreiber on...

LANE ONE: Staggering, brilliant, astonishing portal to Olympic history opens with debut of Olympedia.org

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What makes the Olympic Games different from all other competitions in sport is history. From its beginning as a religious festival in ancient Greece to...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Remembering the day Jesse Owens set six world records in 45...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Today is Memorial Day in the United States, remembering those...

LANE ONE: Who’s in the money? EXCLUSIVE analysis of our survey of International Federation...

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/Updated to include new posting for Modern Pentathlon/ Each of the International Federations which have a sport on the program of the Olympic Games...

LANE ONE: Show me the money, part 2! Our EXCLUSIVE research on the finances...

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/Updated: see Modern Pentathlon below/ Yesterday, we profiled the financial situation of 14 of the 28 International Federations with sports on the program of...

LANE ONE: Show me the money! Our exclusive research on the finances of the...

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The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent postponement of the Games of the XXXIInd Olympiad in Tokyo to 2021 has put a hole in the...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: What’s in the IOC’s $650 million cost for postponing Tokyo; Stefanidi...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● We received a lot of response to Sunday’s Lane...

LANE ONE: Bach asks for “frugal Games” in Tokyo; what can be learned from...

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For those of a certain age, who lived through a prior crisis that threatened the existence of the Olympic Games, it was simply staggering...

THE TICKER: IOC says Tokyo delay will cost it $800 million, including IF bail-outs;...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● International Olympic Committee ● “We anticipate we will have to bear costs of...

LANE ONE: The U.S. Women’s National Team’s equal-pay suit lost in court, but the...

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The highly-publicized lawsuit brought by the U.S. Women’s National Team was gutted by the opinion of U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner on 1 May,...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Track not dead; UK Sports asks for more money; UK Athletics...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● On the responses to our 24 April story about...

LANE ONE: NCAA stonewalls calls for universities to sponsor less (Olympic) sports … for...

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While the coronavirus has brought collegiate sports to a standstill, the off-the-field activity has hardly slowed, with the NCAA Division I Council Coordinating Committee...

LANE ONE: Was Juan Antonio Samaranch, the man who made the IOC modern, its...

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In the continuing tumult over the future of the Tokyo Games and the worldwide struggle with the coronavirus, the 10-year anniversary of the passing...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Comments on Guy Drut and reinventing the Games; pole vaulting for...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● We received a lot of comments following our 29...

LANE ONE: Will a year’s delay really be so bad? Seven ways the Tokyo...

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Almost as soon as the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo would be delayed by a year, estimates began appearing of the...

THE TICKER: Aimless chatter on Tokyo; Bach sees virus crisis leading to a coordinated...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The endless cycle of comments,...

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