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A bad Asian Games for boxing; will it be knocked out for 2020?

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These are tense days for the International Boxing Federation, known in Olympic circles by its French acronym, AIBA. After an internal struggle over its finances,...

U.S. Anti-Doping in 2017: 9,936 tests, just 84 reported cases

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 20, 2018: The United States Anti-Doping Agency issued its 2017 report and the details were remarkable: 9.936 tests and...

Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

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TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet...

Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in the European...

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 17, 2018: One of the greatest pole vaulting competitions of all time came at the European Championships, with three...

USADA survey: U.S. athletes believe doping is being better controlled

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 10, 2018: There was a time when, sadly, American athletes were at the forefront of doping in Olympic sports....

As the IOC tackles its problems, its members are invisible

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 8, 2018: When the International Olympic Committee decided it needed to speak directly to the people of Calgary about...

Are we making progress? Doping tests up, positives down in 2017

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 6, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency has published its report on worldwide testing for performance-enhancing drugs and, at least...

Will the 2019 U.S. swimming team suffer the same letdown as 2015?

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 3, 2018: The last time that USA Swimming picked its World Championships team a full year before, it didn’t...

Why eSports has no place in the Olympic Games

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 1, 2018: The recent Esports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee has tongues wagging that it’s only a...

The IAAF shows an iron hand to Russia on doping … and it’s working

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 30, 2018: The president of the International Olympic Committee said he was ready to welcome Russia back into the...

EXTRA: World 100 m Backstroke Record for Kathleen Baker!

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TSX EXTRA – for July 29, 2018: When 16-year-old Regan Smith set a World Junior Record in the morning prelims, it became clear that...

EXTRA: Murphy rockets to American Record in 50 m Back on hot Irvine night

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TSX EXTRA – for July 28, 2018: Triple Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy has been the U.S.’s best in the 100 m and 200...

U.S. athletes tell Congress: Fix the “unregulated monopoly” you set up in 1978

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 27, 2018: The U.S. Senate Sub-Committee hearing on "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions" last...

EXTRA: Manuel & Pieroni score first U.S. 100 m Free championships in Irvine

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TSX EXTRA – for July 26, 2018: U.S. Olympic swimming fans know Simone Manuel from her surprise gold medal at Rio in 2016 and...

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kenya most penalized by the Athletics Integrity Unit

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 25, 2018: The Athletics Integrity Unit set up by the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) made its first...

Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last...

The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about 2026

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for...

The high costs of being a professional athlete … even for an Olympic champion

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 18, 2018: Trying to make a living in track & field – or most Olympic sports for that matter...

The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the Fan...

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts...

Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed...

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