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ATHLETICS: Jakob Ingebrigtsen upsets Tefera in Dusseldorf, as Ta Lou runs 7.02

The race to watch at the final stop on the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Dusseldorf (GER) was supposed to be the men’s 1,500m, pitting the entire Ingebrigtsen family from Norway against the new world-record holder, Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia. But someone forgot to tell Marie Josee Ta Lou (CIV). She had the fastest time […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics hires a new chief executive (again)

USA Gymnastics has been targeted by the United States Olympic Committee for de-certification as the National Governing Body for the sport, but it isn’t acting like it. On Tuesday, the organization announced that Li Li Leung, a Vice President of the National Basketball Association (NBA), has agreed to become the next USAG President and Chief […]
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ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin wins Stockholm City Event for record-tying 14th seasonal victory

The World Alpine Championships only ended last Sunday in Are (SWE), but the top technical skiers were back in action on Tuesday in Stockholm...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 18 February 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 ONE Monday: An Associated Press story quotes one economist as saying the use of volunteers at an Olympic Games is “economic exploitation.” More than 186,000 applicants for volunteer positions at […]
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ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin takes fourth World Championships Slalom title

Mikaela Shiffrin knew she had to be ready from the start to win the 2019 Alpine World Championships Slalom. After her bronze medal on Thursday...

ATHLETICS: World Indoor 1,500 m Record falls to Tefera in Birmingham

All eyes in Birmingham (GBR) were on Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha in his attempt at the indoor world record in the 1,500 m, but it was his countryman Samuel Tefera who beat him to the tape and took the title of “World Record Holder” for himself. Kejelcha had run alone the week before in the Millrose […]
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ALPINE SKIING: Norway’s Kristoffersen earns sweet Worlds golds in men’s Giant Slalom

If it were not for the great Marcel Hirscher (AUT), Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen would be one of the most decorated skiers on the planet. But...

THE BIG PICTURE: Newspaper story ignites forthcoming hearing on IAAF’s regulations on female...

The question of whether and how the IAAF can regulate the definition of “women” in track & field is now at the boiling point, thanks to a Wednesday report in The Times (GBR). Its story reported that the IAAF, governing body for track & field, will argue before the Court of Arbitration for Sport that […]
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ALPINE SKIING: Vlhova fights through wind for women’s Giant Slalom gold

The women’s World Championships Giant Slalom appeared to be all set for 2010 Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, who forged a solid 0.19-second...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: U.S. Figure Skating disappointed over all questions left unanswered by...

http://gty.im/108539406 February 12, 2019 ~ The U.S. Center for SafeSport has ended its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against the late figure skater John Coughlin...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 11 February 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 ONE Monday: FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper made headlines with his interview in a Swiss newspaper, railing against environmentalists and noting how it is easier to put on the Olympic Games […]
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SPEED SKATING: World titles for Mantia and Bowe in Inzell!

American Brittany Bowe was a double World Champion in 2015, but her world changed completely after a collision on the ice in mid-2016 that...

ALPINE SKIING: Comebacks complete: Stuhec wins and Vonn third in women’s Downhill

While the American media has been consumed with Lindsey Vonn’s final race in Sunday’s women’s Downhill at the FIS World Championships in Are (SWE),...

ATHLETICS: Kejelcha misses World Indoor Mile mark by 0.01 at Millrose Games

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but it was a thrilling try as Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha made a brilliant effort at breaking Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj’s 1997 mile mark of 3:48.45 at the New York Road Runners Millrose Games at the Armory in New York. He ran 3:48.46. Kejelcha got a fast pace […]
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ATHLETICS: World leads for Sidorova and Rojas and American Record for Franklin in...

The field events had the fireworks at the IAAF Indoor World Series meet in Madrid on Friday, especially in the women’s vault and triple jump. Russian Anzhelika Sidorova cleared 4.91 m (16-1 1/4), a lifetime best indoors or out, on her third try at the height. That mark is not only a world leader for […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: Int’l Paralympic Committee reinstates Russia, but with lot of conditions

Since the Russian doping scandal broke in 2015, the International Paralympic Committee has been much stronger in its dealings with its Russian National Paralympic Committee than the International Olympic Committee has been with the Russian Olympic Committee. That continued today (8th), even as the IPC agreed to conditionally re-admit Russia after 29 months on suspension, […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Indoor mile record targeted in Saturday’s Millrose Games

The mile has been one of the mainstays of indoor track & field for decades and is perhaps the most cherished record on the books. Today it stands at 3:48.45 by Morocco’s Hicham el Guerrouj back in 1997, but it may not make it past Saturday’s New York Road Runners Millrose Games at the New […]
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ATHLETICS: Swoboda upsets Ta Lou and Kendricks wins vault in Torun

The third stop on the IAAF World Indoor Tour was in the Torun Arena in Poland, where the home fans had a lot to cheer about, especially sprint star Ewa Swoboda. Already having defeated Dutch star Dafne Schippers in Karlsruhe (GER) last week, Poland’s Swoboda took on an even bigger challenge in 2018 World Indoor […]
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GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: In men’s skating, Nathan Chen now a real challenger to...

All you Hanyu bots can start getting your fingers near the send button. Because no figure skating fans get more dyspeptic than many of Yuzuru...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: Lindsey Vonn, who sped past limits to top of ski...

Lindsey Vonn in downhill training Monday at the World Championships in Are, Sweden. I am not a skier.  So, when I began intermittently writing about...
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