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LANE ONE: Dealing with state-run doping: Indecision, then punishment, now a defined protocol

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Since the Russian doping scandal exploded in 2015, a series of organizations have tried to deal with the fallout, including what to do with...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC tells Int’l Biathlon Union they are OK (and starts sending...

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One of the international sports federations in hot water over the past several months has been the International Biathlon Union (IBU), which had its...

Is it really time for another Youth Olympic Games?

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TSX HEADLINES – for June 27, 2018: There are 101 days left until the third Youth Olympic Games begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I can...

Remember the “pivot to Asia”? The sports world is pivoting to America!

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TSX HEADLINES – for June 15, 2018: It was not too long ago that the U.S. was an also-ran as the Olympic world selected...

IAAF schedule for Doha’s 2019 Worlds admits track & field is boring

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TSX HEADLINES – for May 11, 2018: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced the schedule for its 2019 World Championships in Doha...

Biathlon raid shows the Russian question is not going away

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TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 16, 2018: Austrian authorities raided the office of the International Biathlon Union in Salzburg last week and Norwegian police...

Isn’t it time for some Olympic talking heads?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 6, 2018: Do we really another sports talk show? Yes, if it’s about Olympic sports. So-called “ancillary” programming like ESPN’s “NFL...

Show me the money: Skiing’s rewards are for just a few

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 26, 2018: The competitive skiing season has been completed and so it’s time to tote up the millions won...

The second time the U.S. track team beat Hitler’s Germany

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 21, 2018: Everyone remembers the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and how Jesse Owens and other African-American stars made...

Do they feel lucky? FIFA and Morocco 2026

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 19, 2018: One of Hollywood’s unforgettable lines was Clint Eastwood’s question to two criminals looking down the barrel of...

Is it time to pay U.S. Olympians a salary?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 14, 2018: What does it take for an athlete to win at the highest level, up to and including...

When will the Int’l Paralympic Committee give its athletes the spotlight?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 12, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the heads of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee signed an...

Is the IAAF suddenly the best hope to lead international sport?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 9, 2018: Just a few days after the close of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, leadership in international...

IOC’s attempt to reduce Games costs is all about icing, not the cake

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 7, 2018: The International Olympic Committee announced with great fanfare “The New Norm,” a collection of 118 recommendations to...

Bach’s embrace of Russia a re-run of an old Samaranch movie

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 2, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s quick re-embrace of Russia didn’t suit a lot of people, but for those...

U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

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TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics....

EXTRA: Topsy-turvy Games continue: U.S. wins Curling, no vote on Russia

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TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 24, 2018: The PyeongChang Games have been an exercise in patience and unpredictability. The weather has been alternately perfect...

Give NBC a silver medal for consistent quality in a bad time zone

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TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 23, 2018: NBC spent a reported $963 million on the right for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but didn’t...

EXTRA: Dutch skater ter Mors beats Ledecka to the history books

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TSX EXTRA– for Feb. 20, 2018: The shock of Ester Ledecka’s victory in the women’s Super-G race led many to think she would become...

EXTRA: Time for a breather, but there is more history to be made in...

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TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 18, 2018: As the second half of the Games starts, the pace is a little slower. Only six finals...

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