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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....

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...

Italy to offer three cities for single 2026 Winter Games bid

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The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) made a surprise selection for its 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid city, choosing all three – Cortina d’Ampezzo,...

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...

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...

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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