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LANE TWO: Welcome to version 3.0 of The Sports Examiner and introducing the TSX...

Dear friends: The concept for The Sports Examiner was to provide an all-in-one reference point from which readers could survey the entire Olympic Movement, especially...

LANE ONE: Senators Moran and Blumenthal submit bill to strengthen oversight of USOPC, but...

The long Congressional inquiry into the Larry Nassar scandal, the history of athlete abuse in some sports and the lack of action by U.S....

THE BIG PICTURE: Future of U.S. Women’s National Team clouds with Ellis leaving and...

After developments on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. women’s World Cup victory in France just 23 days ago already seems far behind in the...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 29 July 2019

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: How the Gwangju Worlds will change the lives of Caeleb Dressel, Regan...

The two weeks of the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, Korea and its two distinct parts have concluded. The first week domination of...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 26 July 2019

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: Two athletes...

PAN AMERICAN GAMES: Largest-ever Pan Ams start in Lima with Olympic qualifications on the...

The 18th Pan American Games – the largest ever – are actually underway in Lima, Peru, with the Opening Ceremony tonight at the Estadio...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Another 2012 gold medalist caught for doping; Katie Ledecky speaks and...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXX Olympiad: London 2012 ● The International Olympic Committee...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 22 July 2019

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: Welcome to the best week of the Olympic-sport summer: FINA Worlds, Tour...

If you want to be up on your friends on who to look for in Tokyo in 2020, this would be a good week...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Lyles to run only 200 m at USATF Nationals; Rakhimov resigns...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Ending considerable speculation, Noah Lyles and his coach confirmed that...

THE BIG PICTURE: More Russian doping, but this time reported by the Russian Anti-Doping...

There is still considerable distrust of the anti-doping apparatus in Russia, fueled in part by the continuing investigation into the thousands of reports and...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 8 July 2019

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...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Bubka and Popov fiercely refute Cabral’s testimony on Rio bribes; FIFA...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXI Olympiad: Rio 2016 ● In the wake of...

THE BIG PICTURE: McLaren estimate right on target as 298 possible new Russian doping...

In the aftermath of January’s disclosure that the Russians had finally provided the raw data from the infamous Moscow laboratory that was the center...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Diack indictment shows corruption on a grand scale; USA Synchro tries...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The German ARD network managed to obtain a copy of...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 1 July 2019

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...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 28 June 2019

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: An insider’s...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 17-23 June 2019

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...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC rejects sentimentalism and selects Milan-Cortina while L.A.’s Mayor says “I...

The International Olympic Committee made a clear choice for fiscal and political reality with the selection of the Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympic...

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