5-Ring Circus

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020 costs now estimated at $15.8 billion total; USOPC working...

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LANE ONE: Casey Wasserman eyes post-2028 run for Calif. Governor; explains LA28’s “secret sauce”...

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LANE ONE: WADA vs. RUSADA isn’t over; why WADA should appeal to the Swiss...

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THE TICKER: What the WADA court win really means for Russian athletes; IOC’s 2024-28...

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THE BIG PICTURE: Russia banned for two years by Court of Arbitration for Sport,...

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LANE ONE: Danger ahead: “The glory days of college athletics as we’ve known it,...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Shiffrin stars in Courchevel, IOC’s Athletes’ Comm. chief brushes off USOPC;...

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LANE ONE: IOC’s “Olympic Summit” needles U.S. Congress and USOPC, pushes away from “gaming”;...

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THE TICKER: USOPC kneels with its Racial & Social Justice Council; troubled AIBA votes...

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LANE ONE: Why is the IOC so in love with action sports? Because a...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo Olympic Village stay rules agreed; Bach goes “Mona Lisa” on...

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LANE ONE: Paris 2024 program approved, with four added sports, eight event changes and...

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(★ Friends: Thank you! We’ve received our first donation for the new bill for server and support costs. Your generosity covered the June invoice...

THE TICKER: Bach’s path to re-election is clear; Tokyo move to 2021 costs $2.82...

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LANE ONE: Remembering the timeless humanity of Olympic track & field stars Rafer Johnson...

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This has been a tough week for American track & field fans, with the passing of two great stars: 1976 Olympic long jump champion...

ATHLETICS: Olympic Decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson passes at 86

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Sad news from Los Angeles, where Rafer Johnson, one of track & field’s iconic performers, passed away this morning, aged 86. Johnson had been in...

LANE ONE: Two track & field stars confront the dangers of not competing enough:...

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There is a lot of trash on Twitter. But last week there was a remarkable conversation between two former University of Oregon stars which...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo postponement might cost $2.88 billion, de Varona and Naber elected...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Reports across Japanese media...

THE TICKER: Athletes will be in-and-out of Tokyo; IOC unhappy with AIBA, IWF and...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Dane and Reese first appointees to EOPAAA Commission; NBC signs for...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: (Errata: Some of our e-mail recipients received a version of Monday’s Lane One...

LANE ONE: It’s probably impossible, but here’s how Caeleb Dressel could win NINE medals...

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(Updated ~ see end note) Eight Olympic medals in one Games. Only two men have done it. They would be Michael Phelps, the American swimming...

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