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LANE ONE: Olympic budget pressures mean nothing to those who aren’t paying for the...

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Spending someone else’s money is pretty easy. The Olympic Movement has been great at it for decades. The International Olympic Committee, especially under the administration...

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: 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: 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: Thomas Bach’s IOC wants “to get the couch potatoes off the couch”

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The focus of the Olympic Movement has changed. It was, until very recently, to stage the greatest sports spectacle in the world. But in a...

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

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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...

THE BIG PICTURE: German Cartel Office relaxes IOC’s Rule 40 restrictions through 2026

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A long administrative process that began in 2017 resulted in a decision issued Wednesday (27th) that “extended” the personal advertising activities of German athletes...

LANE ONE: The Paris 2024 legacy will be about athletes, but not Olympians

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The Paris 2024 organizing committee created plenty of headlines last week with its announcement that it would ask the International Olympic Committee to approve...

LANE ONE: Think politics and sports don’t mix? They mix, but pretty badly right...

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During his 20-year term as the head of the International Olympic Committee, Avery Brundage often insisted that “sports and politics don’t mix.” He found out,...

LANE ONE: Burger King is not an Olympic sponsor, but it has the solution...

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This is a busy time for the leadership and staff of the International Olympic Committee, even though there is no Olympic Games – winter...

LANE ONE: The Olympic Games cannot solve the world’s problems, as Paris 2024 is...

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There was a time when modesty and humility were prized, and the idea that if you made reasonable promises and over-delivered on those promises,...

TOKYO 2020 Panorama: Government costs are still an issue, but there will be lots...

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The cost to the Japanese taxpayer for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is holding steady – sort of – according to a Thursday...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international...

LANE ONE: The IOC can pat itself on the back (for now): the Milan-Cortina...

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It’s so easy to be against everything these days. And should something positive happen, it’s usually discounted as unimportant, or those claiming responsibility grow...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 14 January 2019

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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...

5-RING CIRCUS: Calgary ends its 2026 Winter Games bid

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The Calgary bid for the 2026 Winter Games was officially “suspended” by a 15-0 vote of the City Council, following the defeat of the...

LANE ONE: The numbers: Canada, Alberta and Calgary say the 2026 Games are worth...

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The best summary of a wild day of rumors and reporting on Tuesday about whether the Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games...

LANE ONE: Bach’s Olympic vision takes shape: City-center spectacle and fewer venues

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany has plenty of critics, but say this for him: he has a vision. Since being elected to...

LANE ONE: Bach calls Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games “superb” in his closing remarks

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The third Youth Olympic Games closed in Buenos Aires (ARG) on Thursday evening and the nearly 4,000 athletes will now head back to their...

5-RING CIRCUS: It’s getting louder in Calgary

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The decibel level in Calgary about its potential bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is getting higher. In the aftermath of the Province of...

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