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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Weightlifting could face IOC suspension; AIBA wants a new name and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Weightlifting ● The fire under the International Weightlifting Federation is getting hotter. The...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Diack trial postponed after son’s testimony shows up from Senegal

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: The new year has barely begun and the headlines are all about doping,...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Chile proposes cheap Pan Am Games … at $507 million; the...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● XIX Pan American Games 2023 ● The organizing committee of the 2023...

THE BIG PICTURE: German documentary drops a bomb on weightlifting, alleging doping and financial...

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The folks who brought you the Russian doping scandal in December of 2014 are back at it again. The ARD network of regional public-service broadcasters...

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 2: More courtroom drama, more...

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Look for tumultuous year on and off the field of play in 2020, with the Tokyo Games coming, but a lot of drama before...

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 1: Showdowns coming in Tokyo!...

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The calendar has turned and we are now in the Olympic year of 2020. But although the Tokyo Games will be the top story...

LANE ONE: The top stories of 2019, from no. 5 to no. 1, a...

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Let there be no doubt, this was a wild year in Olympic sport, and as with so many areas today, full of contention, argument...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Russian strategy for doping case now plain; Women’s World Cup could...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● What appears to be a coordinated Russian strategy to contest...

LANE ONE: The numbers are in, and while Tokyo’s budget stays level, WADA reports...

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Two important sets of reports were released late last week, by the Tokyo Olympic organizers and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Both showed good news,...

LANE ONE: Is anything going on in world sport besides Russia and doping? Yes,...

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There’s the NFL heading toward the playoffs and the baseball Hot Stove League is on fire right now, but in the Olympic world, all...

LANE ONE: WADA did this much right: they got the Russians angry! Or is...

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Monday’s decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to hold the Russian Anti-Doping Agency to be non-compliant for a period of four years was cheered...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA approves four-year ban on Russia, but no blanket ban on...

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As expected, the World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee approved the recommendations of its Compliance Review Committee and declared Russia to be “non-compliant” with the...

LANE ONE: Fiction becomes Olympic reality in Russia: “You arrogant ass. You’ve killed us!”

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The dramatic climax to the 1990 thriller “The Hunt for Red October” saw the ultra-aggressive Captain Tupolev trying to torpedo the runaway Soviet submarine...

TSX INTEL REPORT: Here’s how the 2028 Olympic Games can be taken away from...

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= TSX INTELLIGENCE REPORT ~ 18 November 2019 = ● LANE ONE ● Conspiracy theorists, here's how Los Angeles loses the 2028 Olympic Games! Although there were a lot of other...

TSX INTEL REPORT: Nike’s critics look to the past, but Mary Cain is about...

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≡ TSX INTELLIGENCE REPORT ~ 14 November 2019 ≡ ● LANE ONE ● Nike’s critics look to the past, but Mary Cain asks about Nike’s T&F future Mary Cain’s...

LANE ONE: Nike’s critics look to the past, but Mary Cain asks about Nike’s...

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The “Opinion” video by Mary Cain that was posted by The New York Times on 7 November drew added focus – and outrage –...

TSX INTEL REPORT: Athlete shrieking over the Diamond League obscures the real issue; world...

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≡ TSX INTELLIGENCE REPORT ~ 11 November 2019 ≡ ● LANE ONE ● Athlete shrieking over dropped Diamond League events misses the point completely When the...

TSX INTEL REPORT: IAAF takes lead, and UCI joins, on transgender regulations; WADA chief-to-be...

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≡ TSX INTELLIGENCE REPORT ~ 7 November 2019 ≡ ● LANE ONE ● IAAF taking the lead in transgender regulation, working with other IFs on testosterone levels It...

LANE ONE: IAAF taking the lead in transgender regulation, working with other IFs on...

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Advancements in medical technologies have brought new challenges to sports regulators, especially the International Federations. One of the newest battlefields is transgender athletes. Back in...

THE BIG PICTURE: Banka calls WADA’s budget “ridiculous” and Bach antes $10 million at...

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“It is ridiculous that an organization with the status of a global regulator has a budget of less than 40 million dollars. An average...

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