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THE BIG PICTURE: 2020 Games postponement confirmed; the back story behind the decision; USOPC...

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There’s no let-up in the stories – and intrigue – with the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the decision to postpone to 2021: ●...

LANE ONE: IOC followed World Health Organization advice, not athlete criticism, to arrive at...

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The World Health Organization and Africa. Those were the triggers that led the International Olympic Committee to decide, in concert with the Japanese government...

LANE ONE: Cue the dominoes, as the collateral damage of moving the Olympic Games...

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The joint announcement by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be celebrated...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Canada, Australia say they won’t go to Tokyo in 2020; Athletics...

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

NOLIGHTS: International sport is dark this week and for weeks to come; an IF-by-IF...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold worldwide, competition has ceased. Here is a listing of the...

LANE ONE: Vise is tightening on Tokyo 2020 as USA Swimming, USA Track &...

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Until Friday, the calls for postponement or cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games had mostly come from individual athletes. Some were expansive, some...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC continues to plan for Tokyo Games as scheduled, but key...

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“ith more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage; and any speculation...

LANE ONE: The new threat to Tokyo 2020 is not in Japan, but that...

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We have reached critical mass in the worldwide sports response to the COVID-19 virus, with mass postponements – if not cancellations – of events,...

THE TICKER: Thursday changed the U.S. Olympic Team for Tokyo; World Athletics gives Russia...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Thursday’s implosion of the American...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020’s Mori reports apology from Board member suggesting delay; new...

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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 head of the...

THE TICKER: Coronavirus kills FIS Alpine finals; Russian athletics finally contrite; more Nassar abuse...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Alpine Skiing ● The coronavirus danger in Italy has cancelled the FIS Alpine...

HIGHLIGHTS: Big wins for Germany in Bobsled, Luge and Cycling; world record for Chloe...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: It’s been a busy weekend in international sport; click here for our coverage of track & field,...

THE TICKER: Sun sets on China’s star freestyler; Russia vs. WADA timetable get clearer...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Court Watch I: Yang Sun suspended for 8 years ● The Court of...

ATHLETICS: Rupp wins as expected, Tuliamuk & Seidel shock in U.S. Marathon Trials in...

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On a difficult, hilly, cold and windy course in downtown Atlanta, Galen Rupp showed that he is the dominant American marathoner at the U.S....

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Marathon Trials coming Saturday; World Baseball Classic sites revealed; more...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport (updated): ● Vox Populi ● We received several reader comments on recent stories,...

THE BIG PICTURE: BBC catches four-time Olympic champ Farah in lie on supplements

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Here’s what 2017 Steeplechase World Champion Emma Coburn of the U.S. had to say about Monday’s BBC documentary about Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medalist...

HIGHLIGHTS: Humphries & Gibbs win Bobsled world title for U.S.; world women’s records in...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: ● ATHLETICS ● Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis continued to attack his own world record in the pole vault,...

HIGHLIGHTS: World Champs in Biathlon, Luge, Sailing and Speed Skating, including a surprise silver...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: ● ALPINE SKIING ● The Coronavirus epidemic in China caused the scheduled men’s World Cup racing in...

LANE ONE: Duplantis in the stratosphere again, Coleman & Crouser post no. 2 indoor...

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In an Olympic year, the indoor track & field season doesn’t tell you who will win at the Games, but it can identify who...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: How high can Mondo go? Plus a new heart for Greg...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The amazing world-record performance by Mondo Duplantis of Sweden (and...

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