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LANE ONE: A call to eliminate guns from the Games, but that doesn’t...

The highly-respected Alan Abrahamson, one of the best commentators on Olympic sport, wrote on his 3WireSports site last Saturday that: “The Games and the values for which the Olympics purport to be about — excellence, friendship, respect and, by extension, tolerance — are the very thing that stand in marked contrast to an abhorrent shooting […]
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WRESTLING: Russia storms to men’s World Cup title in Yakutsk; U.S. finishes third

Once the line-ups were announced and it became obvious that the defending champion United States would send a young team to the men’s Freestyle...

WRESTLING Preview: U.S. men try to defend 2018 title at Freestyle World Cup in...

The United States finally won the men’s Freestyle World Cup in 2018 after a 15-year drought, and will try to win again in the...

WRESTLING: Brilliant showing by U.S., including four golds, in Dan Kolov tournament

United World Wrestling’s specification of a series of “ranking tournaments” has raised the profile of those events, not just for fans, but also for...

WRESTLING Preview: Burroughs and Snyder lead U.S. entries in the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov ranking...

The second United World Wrestling ranking tournament for men’s and women’s Freestyle comes this week with the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse (BUL)....

WRESTLING: Lorincz thrills home crowd with 87 kg win; U.S.’s Hancock wins at 97...

The international governing body of wrestling, known as United World Wrestling, has created new structure in the sport over the past few years by...

WRESTLING: No clowning around for Bozo Starcevic, as he wins fifth Zagreb Open title

Competing in front of home fans is always a treat and Croatia’s Bozo Starcevic was the hero of the annual Zagreb Open tournament in...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport … and a lot happened: LANE ONE Monday: The International Paralympic Committee impressively and decisively dealt with the anti-Semitic stance of the Malaysian government by removing July’s World Para Swimming Championships […]
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WRESTLING: Hildebrandt and Mensah-Stock win Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix titles

One of the more important non-championship tournaments of the year was held in Krasnoyarsk (RUS) and showcased once more the power of the Russian...

WRESTLING Preview: Top stars head to Siberia for first UWW Ranking Tournament of 2019

After escaping Olympic elimination, United World Wrestling is slowly getting its act together and finding better ways to draw attention to the second-oldest sport...

THE BIG PICTURE: Another doping positive from London raises the total to 121

The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that “Davit Modzmanashvili, 37, of Uzbekistan, competing in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling 120kg event (Qualifications and Finals) in which he ranked 2nd and was awarded the silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Re-analysis of Modzmanashvili’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test […]
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LANE ONE: USOC’s reformation attempt with gymnastics is only its latest NGB adventure

The move by the United States Olympic Committee to institute revocation of recognition proceedings against USA Gymnastics drew headlines in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. But it’s hardly the first instance of the USOC getting involved – and in some cases, actually running – a national governing body. In fact, since the […]
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WRESTLING: Coon takes Greco silver as U.S. gets 12 medals at UWW Worlds

In his first appearance in the United World Wrestling World Championships, American Adam Coon scored a silver medal, the first in Greco-Roman wrestling for...

WRESTLING: Fourth world title for Adeline Gray at UWW Worlds

After a disappointing seventh-place finish in the 2016 Rio Games, three-time World Champion Adeline Gray took 2017 off, rested and repaired her body and...

WRESTLING: Dake and Cox win world titles; U.S. men second at UWW Worlds

U.S. wrestlers Kyle Dake and J’Den Cox became the first champions of the two new weight classes for men at the United World Wrestling...

WRESTLING: Taylor headlines sensational start for U.S. at UWW Worlds

A world championship for David Taylor and bronze medals for Joe Colon, Jordan Burroughs and Nick Gwiazdowski are just the start of a tremendous performance by the United States to open the United World Wrestling World Championships at the Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena in Budapest (HUN). The American squad won the men’s Freestyle team title […]
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WRESTLING Preview: Another men’s Freestyle title for U.S. at UWW Worlds?

The 15th edition of the combined United World Wresting World Championships – men and women together – starts Saturday at Hungary’s Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena with 30 weight classes to be decided in men’s Freestyle, women’s Freestyle and men’s Greco-Roman classes. This is the first time that the expanded divisions are being used, so 10 […]
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WRESTLING: Maroulis in for World Champs, but Garrett and Ragan out

Not that there was a lot of doubt, but the final spot to be earned on the U.S. team for the United World Wrestling World Championships coming up later this month, was settled on Saturday night in Bethleham, Pennsylvania, at Lehigh University. Helen Maroulis, the reigning Olympic and World Champion had been scheduled to meet […]
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DOPING: Asian Games, Jarrion Lawson, Canoeing champ, U.S. wrestler

Lots of activity in the doping sector, not only new positives, but also a promise of more pressure against sports with positives at the Asian Games: ∙ Asian Games: Olympic Council of Asia chief Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah (KUW) told reporters “We would like to see which sport in the past three Games had the […]
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U.S. athletes tell Congress: Fix the “unregulated monopoly” you set up in 1978

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 Tuesday focused mostly on the sexual abuse issues at the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. But the most important part of the hearing was the […]
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