5-Ring Circus

LANE ONE: Could Kasper’s outburst lead to a reduction in the size of the...

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In case you missed it, there was a huge explosion inside the Olympic Movement last week after an interview with Federation Internationale de Ski...

THE BIG PICTURE: Int’l Paralympic Committee reinstates Russia, but with lot of conditions

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Since the Russian doping scandal broke in 2015, the International Paralympic Committee has been much stronger in its dealings with its Russian National Paralympic...

THE BIG PICTURE: Race walking desperate to save its place on the Olympic program

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It’s no secret that when discussions about contracting the number of athletes and events in the Olympic Games come up, race walking is always...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: In men’s skating, Nathan Chen now a real challenger to...

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All you Hanyu bots can start getting your fingers near the send button. Because no figure skating fans get more dyspeptic than many of Yuzuru...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC starts boxing inquiry with 41 questions

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The International Olympic Committee’s inquiry into boxing has finally gotten started. The International Boxing Association, known by its old French acronym of AIBA, is in...

LANE ONE: To grow track & field, Sebastian Coe of 2019 needs to talk...

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Britain’s Sebastian Coe was one of the finest middle-distance runners of all time. He was so good and so special that he sold thousands...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 4 February 2019

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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...

PAN AM-O-RAMA: Three candidates for new Junior Pan American Games

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The Panam Sports Organization announced on Thursday that three cities have applied to host the first Junior Pan American Games in 2021: ● Cali, Colombia ●...

TOKYO 2020 Panorama: Government costs are still an issue, but there will be lots...

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The cost to the Japanese taxpayer for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is holding steady – sort of – according to a Thursday...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 1 February 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: The United...

THE BIG PICTURE: Court of Arbitration for Sport confirms 12 Russian track & field...

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) came under enormous criticism after reversing 28 suspensions handed out by the International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission...

LANE ONE: Appreciating another legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games: David Simon

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The modern Olympic Movement was dramatically changed with the staging of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984. The private financing,...

LANE ONE: The USOC figured out that it has an undiscovered sponsor: the NCAA

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With all of the news about Congressional commissions and inquiries into the United States Olympic Committee, an important story appeared in the 21 January...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics stays on course, makes new hires

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For an organization that the United States Olympic Committee is trying to destroy, USA Gymnastics seems quite alive and even well. New USAG chair Kathryn...

LANE ONE: International Paralympic Committee to Malaysia: no Israel, no World Championships

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It has not been lost on observers of the Olympic Movement that if you want to find an organization with a disciplinary backbone, look...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 25 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 96 hours in Olympic sport: LANE...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bad news for weightlifting after six Thai positives

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The International Weightlifting Federation has turned itself inside out trying to eliminate the scourge of doping, but it has been difficult. Despite a massive education...

LANE ONE: WADA lets Russia skate for now, but there is a new line...

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There wasn’t much surprise from the conference-call meeting of the World Ani-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee on Tuesday (22nd) as it confirmed the continuation of...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

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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: More projections on what the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics...

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Last Tuesday’s introduction of a bill by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) may be the start of a process which will empanel a 16-member...

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