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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...

5-RING CIRCUS: Alberta pledges C$700 million for Calgary 2026, but no more

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Along with the drama in Stockholm, where the city’s 2026 bid will not have municipal government financial support, there was a significant development in...

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: IOC ecstatic so far

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The third edition of the International Olympic Committee’s YOG continues in Buenos Aires, with the Closing Ceremony scheduled for the 18th (Thursday). The IOC gave...

LANE ONE: Disconnected: Host city CEOs and the IOC on why anyone should host...

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Over the course of two days last week, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee and two chief executives of successful Olympic and...

IOC: Session approves new members, refugee team and YOG to Senegal

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A lot of activity during the final day of the IOC’s Session in Buenos Aires (ARG), including: ∙ Election of nine new members, including six...

THE BIG PICTURE: Youth Olympic Games start Saturday in Buenos Aires

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Ready or not, the third Youth Olympic Games will start next Saturday, 6 October, and run for 13 days in Buenos Aires (ARG). Most people...

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2018: Korea’s Gangwon Province pops the IOC’s cost-containment balloon

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The English-language version of the Korea newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, started the story this way: “Gangwon Province is mired in massive debts after hosting the...

OLYMPIC GAMES: Anniversary of the Munich Massacre

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This week is also the 46th anniversary of the worst day in the history of the modern Olympic Movement, when Palestinian terrorists kidnapped, abducted...

Bach to CNN Money: “Organizing the Olympic Games is a feasible investment”

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Say what you will about the International Olympic Committee and its 64-year-old president, Thomas Bach of Germany, but he’s not shy. Bach gave a wide-ranging,...

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....

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