5-Ring Circus

LANE ONE: France’s Guy Drut says the Games “must reinvent themselves”; how about throwing...

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France’s Guy Drut is best known as the 1976 Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles and a a controversial politician in his home...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Coe on Kenya and doping: “The Russian situation is entirely different”...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● During our online time with World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe...

LANE ONE: Coronavirus could impact the path forward for Nassar survivors, especially if Tokyo...

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One of the few absolutely true statements being made about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is that there is no way to know...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Athletics chief Coe: “We’ve just got to get more one-day...

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World Athletics President Sebastian Coe (GBR) may be confined in his London home, but he’s hardly resting. As part of a continuing series of...

LANE ONE: When you disassemble Max Siegel’s $4.2 million comp reported for 2018, it...

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Track and field insiders were agog on Wednesday when USA Track & Field’s Form 990 federal tax return was posted for 2018, showing chief...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Are the IOC and Japan falling out of love? Can a...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● “The International Olympic Committee...

THE BIG PICTURE: After 16 months, USA Gymnastics, 0; survivors, 0; lawyers $9,576,196 in...

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The legal fallout of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal is mostly – but not completely – stalled with the absence of in-person hearings in...

LANE ONE: Like a ‘70s disco classic, Kenya and Russia (and others) appear to...

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With the coronavirus keeping everyone apart these days, it seems impossible that – at one time – the most popular dance in America was...

THE TICKER: Weightlifting loses two presidents; is Thomas Bach an IOC immortal? Cycling needs...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Weightlifting ● An era ended on Wednesday, as International Weightlifting Federation chief Tamas...

LANE ONE: Financial implosion of college athletics now threatens Olympic-sport programs in the U.S.

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It was going to happen, the only question was when. And when is now. Yahoo! Sports obtained and published a 9 April letter from the...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: DeFrantz on spineless USOC ‘80 boycott vote; Bach slaps critics; is...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXII Olympiad: Moscow 1980 ● Anita DeFrantz was a...

LANE ONE: Remembering the worst day in the history of the U.S. Olympic Movement:...

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Forty years ago, the United States Olympic Committee faced a choice it hopes never to face again. Mike Moran served as the chief spokesman...

THE TICKER: USA Swimming confirms dates for 2021 Olympic Trials, but T&F faces a...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● U.S. Olympic Trials ● The highest-profile U.S. Olympic Trials events had been lined...

LANE ONE: Did World Athletics give the U.S. a golden gift with July dates...

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/Updated/ World Athletics announced on Wednesday that it had settled on dates of 15-24 July for its 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. That’s the...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Dept. of Justice indicts four on bribes for 2018 and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed indictments against four men accused of receiving...

LANE ONE: The coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to blow sport up and start...

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THE BIG PICTURE: World Games moved to 2022; three T&F champs in six weeks...

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● If you enjoy The Sports Examiner, why not tell your friends? ● ● They can sign up for free right here!●  The ripple effects of...

LANE ONE: “All of us, we have to look at whether we are going...

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With the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 now confirmed, the enormous task of re-organizing the event for one year later is now...

THE TICKER: More Tokyo bid questions? Swimming in chaos after Tokyo goes to 2021;...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Just when it seemed like...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020 dates confirmed for 2021; domino effect on calendar begins;...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● To the surprise of...

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