5-Ring Circus

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding in...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bach signals AIBA’s days may be numbered

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The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will meet on 22 May in Lausanne to determine whether the International Boxing Association – known by its...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Raelene Boyle rightly calls on the IOC to redress East German...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● The Australian Olympic Committee’s Annual General Meeting drew a lot...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Hot distance running at the Payton Jordan Invite at Stanford

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Sure, the Diamond League opener in Doha was spectacular, but...

THE BIG PICTURE: Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds IAAF regulations on applicable levels...

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The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed the requests for arbitration by Athletics South Africa and two-time Olympic 800 m champion Caster...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics’ future collides with its present over the next seven...

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On Tuesday, USA Gymnastics announced that the 2020 Olympic Trials in Artistic Gymnastics will be held at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 15-21 April 2019

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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: Howman pushing for more innovation in doping control

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When David Howman talks, people in the sports world should listen. The former Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency is increasingly critical of the...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 12 April 2019

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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: It seems...

THE BIG PICTURE: Swedish government gets behind the Stockholm-Are bid … sort of

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In what was essentially a fish-or-cut bait scenario, the Swedish national government finally indicated that it would supply the necessary guarantees to support the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Italian government to agree to modest support program for Milan-Cortina 2026

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The key, distinguishing feature of the bid process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is the lack of national funding guarantees for either of...

THE BIG PICTURE: AIBA releases interim financials showing it will die if not retained...

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The International Boxing Association posted its interim financial statements for the six months ending 31 December 2018, with Executive Director Tom Virgets (USA) announcing...

THE BIG PICTURE: AIBA accepts Rakhimov’s resignation, names Mohamed Moustahsane as President

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The Executive Committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) met by teleconference over the weekend and accepted the resignation of Gafur Rakhimov (UZB) and...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 22 March 2019

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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: One of...

THE BIG PICTURE: Diack investigation might be moving along after all

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We noted on Tuesday that the investigation by French authorities into the influence-buying and doping cover-up involving former International Olympic Committee member and IAAF...

THE BIG PICTURE: Under pressure, Japan’s Takeda to resign from Japan’s Olympic Committee in...

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The 71-year-old head of the Japan Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the JOC and as a member...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: Who will win 2019 figure skating worlds? My gold medal...

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Yuzuru Hanyu reacts after his free skate at the 2018 Olympics, when he won a second straight Olympic gold. (Getty Images.) March 15, 2019 There are...

THE BIG PICTURE: Russia still at the center of World Anti-Doping Agency’s annual symposium

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The continuing question of Russian doping cast a long shadow over the Annual Symposium of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) during its Annual Symposium...

LANE ONE: Which Olympic sports are going to die?

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There was a collective eyebrow-raising in the world of Olympic sports when the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) released its “Future of...

LANE ONE: USOC Board focuses on Congress, athlete advocacy and gymnastics in L.A. Board...

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The United States Olympic Committee has been battered by accusations and scandal, hammered in Congressional hearings, changed out its leadership ... and got the...

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