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

/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...

MODERN PENTATHLON: Rio champion Lesun shows he’s getting ready for Tokyo with win in...

Russia’s Aleksander Lesun is a two-time World Champion and the reigning Olympic gold medalist from the Rio Games in 2016. But until the UIPM...

MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: Fourth World Cup in Kladno will set World Cup Final field

The fourth and final “regular season” World Cup will set the field for the World Cup Final, with competition this weekend in Kladno (CZE). The...

MODERN PENTATHLON: Surprise win for Zillekens, but a dream home victory for Alekszejev in...

A combined total of six World and Olympic champions lined up at the start of the third UIPM World Cup of the season, in...

MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: Five World Champions to clash in Szekesfehervar World Cup

An outstanding field is assembling for a tremendous third World Cup of the UIPM season in Szekesfehervar (HUN), with a stunning list of past...

MODERN PENTATHLON: Come-from-behind win for Mexico’s Padilla in Sofia World Cup

Heading into the final event with a lead is no guarantee of success in the UIPM World Cup, as Mexico’s Manuel Padilla showed in...

MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: World Champs Cooke and Protopenko back in action in Bulgaria

The second leg of the 2019 UPIM World Cup is in Sofia (BUL), with strong fields for both men and women. The top entries: Men: ●...

MODERN PENTATHLON: Strong showing for Egypt in season opener in Cairo

Let’s face it, Egypt is not one of the first countries you think about in terms of the Modern Pentathlon, but Ahmed Elgendy scored...

MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: First World Cup of 2019 getting ready in Cairo

The 2019 Modern Pentathlon season starts in earnest starts in Cairo this week with the first of four World Cups that can lead to...

LANE ONE: USOC’s reformation attempt with gymnastics is only its latest NGB adventure

The move by the United States Olympic Committee to institute revocation of recognition proceedings against USA Gymnastics drew headlines in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. But it’s hardly the first instance of the USOC getting involved – and in some cases, actually running – a national governing body. In fact, since the […]
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MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: Pan Am Champs starts in Lima

The 2018 Pan American Championships in Lima (PER) are on this week, not only as a continental championship, but also another test event in...

MODERN PENTATHLON: Cooke & Prokopenko surprise for Worlds golds in Mexico City

The men’s and women’s finals in the UIPM World Championships in Mexico City (MEX) both featured come-from-behind wins by first-time World Champions, determined by the final event, the Laser Run. In the men’s race, the 2014 Worlds silver medalist. Amro El Geziry – then competing for Egypt, but now for the United States, started the […]
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MODERN PENTATHLON: Old friends reunite for men’s Relay World title

The UIPM World Championships are being held in a unique, all-in-one, “pentathon stadium” in which all of the events – fencing, swimming, riding and the Laser Run – can be competed in and an event concluded in about five hours. It’s a new concept that the UIPM will help preserve and grow the sport, which […]
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MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: World Championships start in Mexico City

The 62nd World Championships in the Modern Pentathlon is getting set to start in Mexico City (MEX), the first time in 12 years that this event is being held in the Western Hemisphere, and the 20-year anniversary of the 1998 World Championships in Mexico City. The schedule: ∙ 07 September: Women’s Relay ∙ 08 September: […]
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Let’s make the Decathlon and Heptathlon more like the Modern Pentathlon!

Track and field athletes, officials and fans have all heard the joke: “What’s more exciting: the Decathlon or watching paint dry?” If you’re not into the multi-events – and that’s most of you – you’ll nod your head in agreement with those who vote for the paint (!), against both the men’s 10-eventer and the […]
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As the IOC tackles its problems, its members are invisible

TSX HEADLINES – for August 8, 2018: When the International Olympic Committee decided it needed to speak directly to the people of Calgary about its potential bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, it sent two of its senior staff from Lausanne. Fine, except where were any of Canada’s three members of the IOC? Same […]
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Have doping and criminality overtaken sport? David Howman says pay attention!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 29, 2018: In a speech to a high-profile anti-doping conference in Oslo this week, the director of the Athletics Integrity Unit told the attendees that one respected observer has declared that the battle against “systemic, institutionalized, state-organized doping is over” and the dopers won. Moreover, “the criminal underworld are getting […]
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