TSX HEADLINES – for October 1, 2018: The World Anti-Doping Agency released a very interesting report last week on the doping situation in Kenya, which will have far-reaching effects.

First, it established that the continued doping positives among Kenyan distance-running athletes is not the product of a Russian-style central cabal and that it’s rather disorganized.

But it also shined the light on some of the causes, including a drastic lack of education and information not only about the health dangers of doping, but the likelihood of being caught by today’s technologies.

WADA’s report was concise, easy to read (really!) and demonstrated the reach of its “Intelligence and Investigation” division, making the organization much more than a readers of test tubes in a lab.

We review the report and its possible future impacts in our Lane One commentary, plus medals galore for U.S. teams and individuals this past weekend:

(1) THE TICKER: Now the Milan-Cortina bid from Italy for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is in trouble, as the government says it will not provide financial support! The International Olympic Committee is planning to name the candidate cities for 2026 in a week!

(2) THE BIG PICTURE: Ready or not, the third Youth Olympic Games starts this week. The IOC uses it as a test lab for new events, so check out the list of new sports and events on the program for Buenos Aires!

(3) BASKETBALL: The U.S. goes undefeated and wins its third straight FIBA women’s World Cup, beating Australia for its 22nd straight win in World Cup championship competition! Are the U.S. women the most unbeatable team in the world right now?

(4) GYMNASTICS: The U.S. dominates the Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Lima, with Laura Zeng sweeping all of the individual events!

(5) VOLLEYBALL: The U.S. wins its first medal in the FIVB men’s World Championships since 1994 – a bronze – as Poland repeats as World Champions in Turin.

This issue includes SCOREBOARD reports on Archery ~ Badminton ~ Basketball ~ Canoe-Kayak ~ Curling ~ Cycling ~ Gymnastics ~ Sport Climbing ~ Swimming ~ Table Tennis ~ Volleyball, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!

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