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LANE ONE: UCLA dedicates famed Drake Stadium track to Betsy & Rafer Johnson

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“Together, you’ve been an example of respect, integrity and excellence in all things. Together, you have served the UCLA community selflessly and with the...

TSX DAILY: Let the lobbying start for new sports in 2028 ~ Heat-stroked French...

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≡ TSX DAILY ~ 20 August 2019 ≡ | 1. |  GAMES OF THE XXXIV OLYMPIAD: LOS ANGELES 2028: Let the (sports) lobbying begin  The International Olympic...

TSX DAILY: New ESPN promo urges kids to keep playing, but are they really...

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= TSX DAILY ~ 19 August 2019 = | 1. | LANE ONE: U.S. survey says most kids quit sports by age 11, but is there really...

LANE ONE: U.S. survey says most kids quit sports by age 11, but is...

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A breathless story posted last Friday on the Web site of station 41 KSHB in Kansas City announced: “Study shows more young athletes calling it...

TSX DAILY: Australia is having the “Olympic Talk” about Queensland; the Diamond League, money...

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= TSX DAILY ~ 16 August 2019 = | 1. |  LANE ONE: With a possible 2032 bid ahead, Australia’s Queensland region is now having the “Olympic talk” Even...

LANE ONE: With a possible 2032 bid ahead, Australia’s Queensland region is now having...

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The tumult over bids for the Olympic and Olympic Winter Games should have subsided after the selection of Milan-Cortina to host the 2018 Olympic...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC rejects sentimentalism and selects Milan-Cortina while L.A.’s Mayor says “I...

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The International Olympic Committee made a clear choice for fiscal and political reality with the selection of the Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympic...

LANE ONE: Finally, it’s time to talk about sponsoring Olympic-sport athletes

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  If you’re an athlete in one of the four major professional sports in the U.S. – baseball, basketball, football or ice hockey – you...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Beach Games folds in San Diego; may be held elsewhere...

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/Updated: see footnote/A long effort to bring a major international event to San Diego ended failure on Thursday as word leaked out that the...

LANE ONE: Remembering the day the Olympic Movement didn’t collapse: 8 May 1984

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(This is a reprint of our Lane One column of 9 May 2018, which was available in our old PDF format and not as...

LANE ONE: Is the new LA 2028 budget of $6.88 billion really serious, or...

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Ever since the late Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau famously claimed – six years prior to the 1976 Olympic Games in his city – that...

THE BIG PICTURE: LA28 releases its first budget summary, with detailed revenues and expenses

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Under its agreement with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles 2028 organizing committee was required to submit “An independent review and written...

LANE ONE: The LA28-USOC deal with NBC could be just the beginning

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Words like “visionary” and “unprecedented” and “revolutionary” have been thrown about over the past week about the agreement between NBCUniversal, the Los Angeles 2028...

LANE ONE: Does track & field matter? UCLA’s gymnastics program shows it could, IF…

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To produce this site, with coverage of 41 different sports, there’s a lot of reading involved. One of the best newsletters I see is the...

LANE ONE: The LA 2028 venue plan continues to shift, along with the rest...

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Over its history, the one constant in Los Angeles has been change. The city has grown, morphed and been re-shaped by business, culture, its...

LANE ONE: Thomas Bach is changing the IOC into something totally new, but will...

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Meetings of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board draw quite a bit of media attention, even though there is often not a single athlete...

LANE ONE: The 39th anniversary of Jimmy Carter and the U.S. boycott of the...

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For most people, 21 March is not a significant date on the annual calendar. But for more than 1,000 athletes trying to make the...

THE BIG PICTURE: GAISF moves World Urban Games from Los Angeles to Budapest

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The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) made a significant announcement early Monday morning, moving the World Urban Games from Los Angeles (USA)...

LANE ONE: The strange case of rowing, Los Angeles and the 1932, 2012, 2016...

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The International Olympic Committee has trumpeted the benefits of its Agenda 2020 reform program, one of the first initiatives undertaken by then-new IOC President...

LANE ONE: On volunteerism and the Olympic Games, you see which “economists” actually know...

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The Associated Press’s Stephen Wade posted a story last Friday entitled “Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?” and proceeded to quote a Drexel Sports...

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