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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Bubka and Popov fiercely refute Cabral’s testimony on Rio bribes; FIFA...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXI Olympiad: Rio 2016 ● In the wake of...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC Session confirms all of the Bach-led reforms for now and...

The International Olympic Committee membership agreed with all of the initiatives and reforms passed by its Executive Board and gave its President, Thomas Bach...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC rejects sentimentalism and selects Milan-Cortina while L.A.’s Mayor says “I...

The International Olympic Committee made a clear choice for fiscal and political reality with the selection of the Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympic...

LANE ONE: IOC members will choose the 2026 host on Monday, but are already...

The International Olympic Committee membership will meet on Monday in Lausanne (SUI) to select the host city/region for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, but...

LANE ONE: The 2026 Winter Games host will be selected in seven days; did...

Despite all of the many stories written about the implosion of interest in the Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee will make exactly...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Still more London doping, Gabe Grunewald passes and Sha’Carri Richardson goes...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXX Olympiad: London 2012 ● The International Olympic Committee...

LANE ONE: The IOC keeps changing the Games, and not a minute too soon

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said – with good reason – that the Olympic Movement is in pretty good shape at the...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC evaluation shows more (a lot more) confidence in Italy than...

The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission released its report on the two candidates for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, with considerably excitement over the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Swedish government gets behind the Stockholm-Are bid … sort of

In what was essentially a fish-or-cut bait scenario, the Swedish national government finally indicated that it would supply the necessary guarantees to support the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Italian government to agree to modest support program for Milan-Cortina 2026

The key, distinguishing feature of the bid process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is the lack of national funding guarantees for either of...

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

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: Crucial IOC Executive Board meeting this week in Switzerland could impact multiple...

We’re going to have some interesting days starting on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meets in Lausanne (SUI). A series of...

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

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

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

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...

THE BIG PICTURE: Stockholm-Are and Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo submit bids for 2026 Winter Games

After five potential bid cities all left the scene, there were two bidders who actually submitted the formal documentation to the International Olympic Committee...

LANE ONE: Ready for chaos? This might be the year for it in Olympic...

If you thought 2018 was a rough year for the Olympic Movement, in board rooms, courtrooms and the halls of the U.S. Congress, get...

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

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...

THE BIG PICTURE: What happens now in Calgary?

The International Olympic Committee reacted to the public rejection of Calgary’s plan to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games last Tuesday with a...

THE 5-RING CIRCUS: Calgary’s new problem is how to fund venue maintenance

The Calgary bid is dead, and one of the results is that no Games funding will become available for the repairs already needed to...

LANE ONE: Calgary turns away from the 2026 Winter Games by 56-44%

It took a long time to get everyone in who wanted to vote, but Elections Calgary finally announced the results of the city’s referendum...

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