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THE BIG PICTURE: Five Russian weightlifters charged with doping violations

The treasure trove of laboratory data and doping specimens retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory by the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year appears to...

THE BIG PICTURE: Swiss Court says Semenya’s appeal appears “not well founded”

The Swiss Federal Tribunal issued a statement detailing its order of 30 July, reinstating the IAAF regulations on women with “differences in sex development.” While...

THE BIG PICTURE: Future of U.S. Women’s National Team clouds with Ellis leaving and...

After developments on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. women’s World Cup victory in France just 23 days ago already seems far behind in the...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Track & Field told to replace six more athletes on...

The Pan American Games open in Lima (PER) on 26 July and the track & field competition will start on 6 August. But an...

THE BIG PICTURE: More Russian doping, but this time reported by the Russian Anti-Doping...

There is still considerable distrust of the anti-doping apparatus in Russia, fueled in part by the continuing investigation into the thousands of reports and...

THE BIG PICTURE: McLaren estimate right on target as 298 possible new Russian doping...

In the aftermath of January’s disclosure that the Russians had finally provided the raw data from the infamous Moscow laboratory that was the center...

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...

THE BIG PICTURE: Russia’s dour Lasitskene suddenly the new voice of Russian T&F

Russia’s superstar high jumper Mariya Lasitskene is the two-time defending World Champion in her event, is no 5 on the all-time performers list at...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF keeps Russia on suspension, then changes its name to World...

No change. That was the decision of the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) concerning the Russian Athletics Federation at its Council meeting in Monaco...

THE BIG PICTURE: London Sunday Times says Russia covered up a doping violation for...

If it’s in a British newspaper, the headline has to be dramatic: “Russia faces new Olympics ban over doping” and “There can be no...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Beach Games folds in San Diego; may be held elsewhere...

/Updated: see footnote/A long effort to bring a major international event to San Diego ended failure on Thursday as word leaked out that 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: Boxing confirmed for Tokyo 2020, but organized by the IOC, not...

/Updated: see footnote/The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board kept its promise to the athletes. There will be a boxing tournament at the Tokyo Games in...

THE BIG PICTURE: Poland’s Banka elected next head of the World Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency is headed by an elected Chair with a six-year term, rotated between a sports-organization candidate and one from governmental authorites. Poland’s...

THE BIG PICTURE: Iran’s judo federation pledges not to discriminate against Israel … maybe

All credit to the International Judo Federation, which has consistently championed the right of all countries – notably Israel and Kosovo – to compete...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bach signals AIBA’s days may be numbered

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will meet on 22 May in Lausanne to determine whether the International Boxing Association – known by its...

THE BIG PICTURE: LA28 releases its first budget summary, with detailed revenues and expenses

Under its agreement with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles 2028 organizing committee was required to submit “An independent review and written...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics’ future collides with its present over the next seven...

On Tuesday, USA Gymnastics announced that the 2020 Olympic Trials in Artistic Gymnastics will be held at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri...

THE BIG PICTURE: Kenyan doping still an issue as Kiprop case proceeds with suspension

While the doping problems in Russia – and the cover-up – are still very much in the news, so is the less-well-publicized, but continuing...

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