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SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 24 June 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 AFTER HALFTIME: Sensational 10.73s for Thompson and Fraser-Pryce in Jamaican Trials!

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● True, Usain Bolt is retired, but Jamaica’s women’s 100 m...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 21 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 Friday: The International...

THE BIG PICTURE: Russia’s dour Lasitskene suddenly the new voice of Russian T&F

Russia’s superstar high jumper Mariya Lasitskene is the two-time defending World Champion in her event, is no 5 on the all-time performers list at...

LANE ONE: The NCAA is on the way to creating a new 1%: collegiate...

After losing some rounds in court battles that did not deliver any clear decisions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has formed “a working...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF keeps Russia on suspension, then changes its name to World...

No change. That was the decision of the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) concerning the Russian Athletics Federation at its Council meeting in Monaco...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 7 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: It’s about...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: World-leading 13.06 for Roberts at NCAAs, IAAF replies to the Swiss...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The first day of the NCAA Division I Championships in...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IAAF’s women’s regs suspended by Swiss Court, so Semenya can run...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● South Africa’s Caster Semenya won a round against the International...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Another London weightlifter disqualified, new doping rules about contaminated meat, it...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● The International Olympic Committee announced another doping positive from its...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Beach Games folds in San Diego; may be held elsewhere...

/Updated: see footnote/A long effort to bring a major international event to San Diego ended failure on Thursday as word leaked out that the...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Semenya’s appeal of IAAF regulations filed with the Swiss Federal Tribunal

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● As promised, South Africa’s Olympic 800 m champ Caster Semenya...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: More weightlifting doping positives, new T&F world leaders and the future...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● Although weightlifting has been fully reinstated into the Olympic sports...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 20-26 May 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...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 27 May 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...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC evaluation shows more (a lot more) confidence in Italy than...

The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission released its report on the two candidates for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, with considerably excitement over the...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IOC is going to be even more flexible in the Olympic...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Olympic Games ● The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board received a report...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing confirmed for Tokyo 2020, but organized by the IOC, not...

/Updated: see footnote/The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board kept its promise to the athletes. There will be a boxing tournament at the Tokyo Games in...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 13-19 May 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...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 20 March 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...

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