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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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”

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

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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...

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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...

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...

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

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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...

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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

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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...

THE BIG PICTURE: What happens now in Calgary?

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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

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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%

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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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