5-Ring Circus

THE TICKER: Sun sets on China’s star freestyler; Russia vs. WADA timetable get clearer...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Court Watch I: Yang Sun suspended for 8 years ● The Court of...

LANE ONE: The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will not be canceled or postponed,...

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This week’s headlines were all about comments from the senior member of the International Olympic Committee – not its President – that this summer’s...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Marathon Trials coming Saturday; World Baseball Classic sites revealed; more...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport (updated): ● Vox Populi ● We received several reader comments on recent stories,...

THE BIG PICTURE: BBC catches four-time Olympic champ Farah in lie on supplements

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Here’s what 2017 Steeplechase World Champion Emma Coburn of the U.S. had to say about Monday’s BBC documentary about Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medalist...

LANE ONE: USA Gymnastics goes all-in with well-thought-out, $217 million offer to abuse victims

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The long, horrific saga of sexual abuse perpetrated by Larry Nassar (and others) on U.S. gymnasts is now at a crossroads, with the survivors...

LANE ONE: Mike Moran remembers the “Miracle on Ice” in Lake Placid on its...

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Time to step aside and let someone else tell the story. Mike Moran was the voice of the United States Olympic Committee, and its...

LANE ONE: Duplantis in the stratosphere again, Coleman & Crouser post no. 2 indoor...

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In an Olympic year, the indoor track & field season doesn’t tell you who will win at the Games, but it can identify who...

THE TICKER: Coronavirus knocks SportAccord out of Beijing, but Salt Lake City ready to...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● SportAccord ● The annual SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit, a key convention...

LANE ONE: De Coubertin’s 1892 Olympic-revival manifesto is back in Lausanne, but what did...

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On Monday, the International Olympic Committee gleefully welcomed the donation of the original manuscript of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s 1892 speech that called for...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: How high can Mondo go? Plus a new heart for Greg...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The amazing world-record performance by Mondo Duplantis of Sweden (and...

LANE ONE: Edwin Moses is right when he says protests can’t be stopped, but...

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While the Tokyo organizers fret about the potential impact of the expanding coronavirus threat to this summer’s Olympic Games in Japan, discussions about the...

LANE ONE: Sports in the ‘20s will be an American showcase, but is Africa...

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If you are a fan of international sports living in the United States, there’s no doubt that the 2020s are going to be great....

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. women face Mexico in Tokyo qualifier; Duplantis opens at 19-8...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The third leg of the World Athletics World Indoor Tour...

LANE ONE: Swiss success in hosting Winter Youth Olympic Games polishes the IOC’s promise...

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Now that the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games has concluded and the grandstands and signs are coming down, it’s worth considering what was achieved...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Another McLaren report coming, this time on weightlifting and Tamas Ajan

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Weightlifting ● After his much-praised reports on the Russian doping scandal in...

LANE ONE: USA Gymnastics proposes $215 million settlement, while Russia may be kicked out...

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The Larry Nassar abuse scandal and the Russian doping saga have been enduring nightmares in Olympic sport over the last several years, but both...

LANE ONE: Should all Olympians be paid? Be careful what you ask for, because...

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(Before getting too far, condolences are due to the family and many friends of basketball superstar – and two-time Olympic gold medalist – Kobe...

THE TICKER: USOPC provides $525,000 for Athletes’ Advisory Council, NCAA allows more Olympic-athlete support

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee ● Another of the urgent desires of...

LANE ONE: Ajan steps down as International Weightlifting Federation head for now, American Ursula...

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One of the seemingly eternal figures in international sport, Hungary’s Tamas Ajan, agreed to “step away” from his position as the elected President of...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Weightlifting could face IOC suspension; AIBA wants a new name and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Weightlifting ● The fire under the International Weightlifting Federation is getting hotter. The...

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