5-Ring Circus

LANE ONE: Why Russia’s situation for Tokyo rests with the World Anti-Doping Agency and...

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At Friday’s joint news conference between the International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach of Germany and IAAF President Sebastian Coe of Great Britain, the...

LANE ONE: The U.S.’s unequaled collegiate Olympic-sport programs may be heading to implosion, starting...

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For those who have followed the long-running debate over amateurism and intercollegiate athletics, the issue is finally front and center. For those in the...

LANE ONE: USOPC Hall of Fame committee selections renders USOPC’s protest sanctions toothless

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Remember the awards ceremony protests during the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru last month by American gold medalists Race Imboden in fencing and...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA wants answers on Russian data; IAAF continues RusAF suspension

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The stunning revelations concerning possible “manipulation” with the Moscow Lab data provided to the World Anti-Doping Agency in January reverberated around the globe on...

LANE ONE: Here we go again – Russia could be suspended after evidence of...

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Last week was a great one for Russian sport ... until the news began leaking out about a possible calamity. Russia hosted the men’s World...

LANE ONE: World Anti-Doping Agency report shows progress, but SafeSport needs more help right...

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On Tuesday (17), the World Anti-Doping Agency released its 2018 Annual Report that showed continued, steady progress in its activities against doping and considerably...

VOX POPULI: The Match: USA vs. Europe was “refreshing”

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So, I watched the U.S. vs. Europe matchup on my NBCsportsnetwork channel ... my video recorder is programmed to record all track & field...

LANE ONE: The USOPC is working, changing, but its reach is shorter than its...

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The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) held its annual U.S. Olympic Assembly last weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the new leadership...

LANE ONE: How the U.S. failure at the 2019 FIBA World Cup could be...

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There wasn’t a lot of attention given to the U.S. team in advance of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. It was a...

LANE ONE: No matter what the IOC does, the heat is still on, now...

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There are a lot of folks who despise the International Olympic Committee, as many or more who really need its support – and money...

LANE ONE: New high school participation numbers show first overall decline in 30 years

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It finally happened. The U.S. National Federation of State High School Associations published its annual participation numbers for American high school sports for the 2018-19...

LANE ONE: Iranian hatred of Israel sends its own World Champion fleeing to Germany

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If this story was offered as a movie concept, it would be rejected as too wild, too fanciful to be believed. But truth is...

LANE ONE: Which of the three team nominees for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic...

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You still have time for vote for the Class of 2019 for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame – click here –...

LANE ONE: World Champion asks “Why does a popular Olympic sport struggle?”

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has an online feature called “Player’s Own Voice” and Melissa Humana-Paredes was the guest columnist last Wednesday (21st) with...

LANE ONE: You can vote on the next class for the U.S. Olympic Hall...

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The concept of a U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame got going pretty late, conceived in 1979 and only admitting its first class in 1983....

LANE ONE: If you think track & field could once again be a high-profile...

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People who care deeply about track & field in the United States decry the low profile the sport has today. The symptoms are obvious:...

LANE ONE: USOPC tries self-vaccination to ward off possible Congressional surgery over governance

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Over the last 150 years, medical science has created solutions for many diseases which have plagued people for centuries. We often take these miracles...

LANE ONE: U.S. survey says most kids quit sports by age 11, but is...

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A breathless story posted last Friday on the Web site of station 41 KSHB in Kansas City announced: “Study shows more young athletes calling it...

THE BIG PICTURE: Seven more Russian weightlifters suspended for suspected doping by IWF

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The International Weightlifting Federation announced its second batch of provisional suspensions this week of Russian weightlifters who competed between 2006 and 2017, for violations...

LANE ONE: With a possible 2032 bid ahead, Australia’s Queensland region is now having...

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The tumult over bids for the Olympic and Olympic Winter Games should have subsided after the selection of Milan-Cortina to host the 2018 Olympic...

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