TSX HEADLINES – for October 10, 2018: The International Olympic Committee has been busy in Buenos Aires (ARG), the site of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
One of the fascinating comparisons was to watch an IOC Vice President share his view of why voters in Calgary should agree to allow the city to bid for the 2026 Winter Games with reflections from the chief executives of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.
How did their views match up? Uh, not too well.
Their views and what the IOC will do about them will be fascinating, especially for the future of the Winter Games.
We have the side-by-side comments in our Lane One commentary, along with decisions off the field at the IOC Session and more football and volleyball action on the field for U.S. teams:
(1) THE TICKER: Lots of activity at the Buenos Aires Session of the International Olympic Committee, including putting the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Africa, approving the 2026 Winter Games candidates, elections of nine new members and more.
(2) THE BIG PICTURE: The IOC Session approved its Athletes’ Declaration, which lists 12 rights and 10 responsibilities. Nice gesture, but did it really change anything? There are athlete groups who don’t think so!
(3) FOOTBALL: The U.S. men’s National Team will get back into action on Thursday with a friendly vs. Colombia in Tampa. History isn’t on the U.S.’s side: it’s 3-12-4 vs. Colombia all-time …
(4) FOOTBALL: The U.S. and Canada are on a collision course in the CONCACAF women’s Championship, with both brutalizing their first two opponents and getting ready to finish off group play on Wednesday and Thursday.
(5) VOLLEYBALL: Still undefeated at the FIVB women’s World Championships are the U.S., the Netherlands, Serbia and Italy, after two games in the second round. But the showdown matches are coming soon!
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