Smorgasbord in the 21st Century: the Olympic Channel

PALM DESERT, September 25, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Channel celebrated its first birthday last week. With more than $100 million invested this far, is it a success?

It’s kind of like a smorgasbord: a lot of choose from, but hard to say that it’s really memorable. We check on what’s good, what can be improved and how the project might really make an impact in our Lane One commentary, plus an up-to-date report on the weekend in Olympic sports:

= p. 6/Athletics: Kenyan star Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin Marathon in a downpour!
= p. 7/Cycling: Chantal Blaak’s surprise win tops Dutch trifecta in World Road Champs;
= p. 11/Athletics: London 1,500 m champ Asli Cakir Alptekin banned for life for third doping offense;
= p. 12/Cycling: U.S. track cycling star & eight-time World Champ Sarah Hammer retires;
= p. 12/Gymnastics: U.S. women’s squad named for World Artistic Championships.