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THE BIG PICTURE: Banka calls WADA’s budget “ridiculous” and Bach antes $10 million at...

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“It is ridiculous that an organization with the status of a global regulator has a budget of less than 40 million dollars. An average...

THE BIG PICTURE: Tokyo concedes event moves to Sapporo, but gets back $100+ million?

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The tug-of-war over the location of the Olympic marathons and race walks for 2020 was concluded on Friday during the meeting of the International...

THE BIG PICTURE: International Paralympic Committee reports record $26.9 million revenues for 2018

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Say what you will about the evils of money, the key metric for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to continue its growth as a...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics’ legal marathon with abuse survivors and insurance cos. grinds...

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The myriad of cases involving USA Gymnastics and the intertwined lawsuits from survivors of sexual abuse from Dr. Larry Nassar and the federation’s suits...

THE BIG PICTURE: 4,600 Iranian women attend World Cup qualifier in Tehran

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For those who say the sport can play a helpful role in society, more proof came on Thursday (10th) as about 4,600 Iranian women...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA wants answers on Russian data; IAAF continues RusAF suspension

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The stunning revelations concerning possible “manipulation” with the Moscow Lab data provided to the World Anti-Doping Agency in January reverberated around the globe on...

THE BIG PICTURE: Five Russian weightlifters charged with doping violations

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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”

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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/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...

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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: Boxing confirmed for Tokyo 2020, but organized by the IOC, not...

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/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...

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