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LANE ONE: Russian involvement in elections is nothing compared to what they’re doing...

The latest turn in the saga of the International Boxing Association came last Thursday when the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev, offered to pay more than $16 million to clear AIBA’s debts, on the condition that the sport be retained in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. It was only the […]
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FENCING: Newcomers score first World Cup medals in Buenos Aires, Budapest and Sint-Niklaas

The beauty of the FIE World Cup series is that it’s an open competition. If you’re good enough, you’ll end up on the victory...

FENCING Preview: Top-ranked Kong, Dershwitz and Velikaya in World Cup action this weekend

The fourth round of World Cup action in Epee and Sabre comes this week on three continents, with strong fields in all four events: ●...

LANE ONE: A call to eliminate guns from the Games, but that doesn’t...

The highly-respected Alan Abrahamson, one of the best commentators on Olympic sport, wrote on his 3WireSports site last Saturday that: “The Games and the values for which the Olympics purport to be about — excellence, friendship, respect and, by extension, tolerance — are the very thing that stand in marked contrast to an abhorrent shooting […]
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FENCING: Deriglazova outlasts Volpi in match of World Champs in Anaheim Foil Grand Prix...

A dream match-up of the 2016 Olympic/2017 World Champion vs. the 2018 World Champion was the climax of the FIE Foil Grand Prix in...

FENCING Preview: U.S.’s Imboden headlines Second Foil Grand Prix in Anaheim

Two high-quality fields of 190 men and 147 women are lined up to compete in the second Grand Prix in Foil at the Anaheim...

FENCING: Minobe and Popescu triumph in Epee Grand Prix in Budapest

The second Grand Prix of the season was a showcase for the veterans, as 31-year-old Kazuyasu Minobe and Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu, 34, came...

FENCING Preview: Four world no. 1s in action this week in Epee and Sabre

A busy week is ahead in fencing, with the second Epee Grand Prix in Hungary and Sabre World Cups in Italy and Greece: ● Epee...

FENCING: Bronzes for Massialas and Kiefer and U.S. wins men’s Team Foil in Cairo

The U.S. had a strong showing in the Pharoah’s Challenge tournament in Cairo (EGY) and came away with three medals, including a team gold. Rio...

FENCING: No. 1-ranked Imboden leads U.S. entries at Cairo Foil World Cups

The fourth Foil World Cup of the season will be held in Cairo (EGY) for both men and women, with individual competition on Friday...

FENCING: Veterans Oh and Velikaya take Sabre Grand Prix titles in Cairo

The first Sabre Grand Prix of the season took place in Cairo (EGY), with veterans taking the top honors: Sang-Uk Oh and Sofya Velikaya. Korea’s...

FENCING Preview: Three ranked Americans in action in Cairo Sabre Grand Prix

The first Sabre Grand Prix of the 2018-19 season is on in Caito (EGY) with a large field of 142 men and 130 women,...

FENCING: Imboden regains no. 1 ranking with win in Turin Grand Prix

The international fencing schedule features three Grand Prix events during the season, the most highly-prized tournaments outside of the World Championships for many fencers. That...

FENCING Preview: First Grand Prix in Foil ready in Turin

The first of three Grand Prix events in the Foil discipline will begin on Friday in Turin (ITA), for the Trofeo Inalpi, at the...

FENCING: No. 1-ranked Dershwitz scores Sabre gold in Warsaw

The meteoric rise of American Sabre star Eli Dershwitz continued in Warsaw (POL) on Saturday with his third career FIE World Cup gold, as he defeated Italy’s Luca Curatoli in the final, 15-9. Still only 23, the Harvard student steadily eliminated his opponents, winning 15-12, 15-6, then a 15-13 win over teammate (and Rio silver […]
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FENCING Preview: Men’s Sabre-rattlers meet in Warsaw

A light schedule for the FIE World Cup this week, with only one event, the 64th edition of the Sabre de Wolodyjowski, with an...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 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 … and a lot happened: LANE ONE Monday: The International Paralympic Committee impressively and decisively dealt with the anti-Semitic stance of the Malaysian government by removing July’s World Para Swimming Championships […]
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FENCING: World Champs Borel and Beljajeva win Epee Grand Prix; bronze for U.S.’s Hoyle

The first Grand Prix of the 2018-19 FIE season saw two familiar faces at the top of the podium, as reigning World Champion Yannick...

FENCING Preview: First Grand Prix of the season for Epee fencers in Doha

The highest level of competition in the FIE season are the three Grand Prix events held in each discipline, a step above the World Cup and just one level below the annual World Championships. The first comes this week in Doha (QAT) for the Epee crowd. The men’s tournament has 206 entries, while the women’s […]
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SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 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 (this time, with links!): LANE ONE/Sunday: The news that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under serious investigation by a French judge concerning potential bribes paid to […]
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