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SWIMMING: King out-touches Efimova twice, plus two more wins for Sjostrom in Champions...

There aren’t a lot of well-known feuds in world-class swimming, but the Rio rivalry between breaststroke stars Lilly King of the U.S. and Russia’s Yulia Efimova is one that even fans outside of the sport know well. And they matched up twice on the first day of the final leg of the FINA Champions Swim […]
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LANE ONE: Is the Tokyo swimming schedule better for Katie Ledecky or Caeleb...

/Updated: see Endnote/ Now that the Tokyo organizers have released much of the detail of the 2020 Olympic sports schedules, it’s finally possible to see what some of the projected stars of the Games might be able to accomplish. This is especially so in swimming, where the added events and relays create a dizzying set […]
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SWIMMING: Andrew stuns Kalisz in 200 m Medley on final day of Tyr...

“That hurt so bad; I have a massive headache. I didn’t expect that at all.” Neither did anyone else, as 19-year-old Michael Andrew dominated not the 50 m sprint races he’s famous for, but the 200 m Medley, defeating superstars Chase Kalisz and Caeleb Dressel on the final day of the third Tyr Pro Swim […]
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SWIMMING Preview: World leaders Ledecky and Flickinger headline Tyr Pro Swim Series 3

The third leg of the Tyr Pro Swim Series comes this week in Richmond, Virginia and the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, beginning on Wednesday (10th) with the 800 m Freestyles and following with full programs from Thursday through Saturday. When we last left the Tyr Pro Swim Series in Des Moines, Iowa in early March, […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Tyr Pro Swim Series opens in Knoxville; what will Katie do?

USA Swimming is placing significant emphasis on raising the importance, profile and showmanship of its Tyr Pro Swim Series, starting with the first leg this week in a new venue, the Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee. The fields are excellent, especially for a meet in January and especially on the women’s […]
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USADA survey: U.S. athletes believe doping is being better controlled

TSX HEADLINES – for August 10, 2018: There was a time when, sadly, American athletes were at the forefront of doping in Olympic sports. But things have changed. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of an 83-question survey from 2017, in which nearly 900 U.S. athletes who are part of the USADA drug-testing […]
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USADA survey: U.S. athletes believe doping is being better controlled

TSX HEADLINES – for August 10, 2018: There was a time when, sadly, American athletes were at the forefront of doping in Olympic sports. But things have changed. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of an 83-question survey from 2017, in which nearly 900 U.S. athletes who are part of the USADA drug-testing […]
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EXTRA: Murphy rockets to American Record in 50 m Back on hot Irvine...

TSX EXTRA – for July 28, 2018: Triple Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy has been the U.S.’s best in the 100 m and 200 m Backstroke events for the last two years. But not in the 50 m. He remedied that on Friday evening with his first U.S. title in the 50 m Back, swimming […]
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EXTRA: Murphy rockets to American Record in 50 m Back on hot Irvine...

TSX EXTRA – for July 28, 2018: Triple Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy has been the U.S.’s best in the 100 m and 200 m Backstroke events for the last two years. But not in the 50 m. He remedied that on Friday evening with his first U.S. title in the 50 m Back, swimming […]
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Is it time for the IOC to consider a Do-It-Yourself Olympic Games?

U.S. General George S. Patton has some advice for the IOC’s current bid-city problems!TSX HEADLINES – for July 9, 2018: The iconic World War II U.S. General George S. Patton used to quote Napoleon’s maxim, L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace: “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.” With Graz’s withdrawal from the 2026 Winter Games race and the field […]
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Is it time for the IOC to consider a Do-It-Yourself Olympic Games?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 9, 2018: The iconic World War II U.S. General George S. Patton used to quote Napoleon’s maxim, L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace: “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.” With Graz’s withdrawal from the 2026 Winter Games race and the field shrinking, could this be the right time for the International Olympic Committee to […]
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Biathlon raid shows the Russian question is not going away

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 16, 2018: Austrian authorities raided the office of the International Biathlon Union in Salzburg last week and Norwegian police executed a search under warrant on the home of IBU President Anders Besseberg. What they were looking for was evidence of bribes paid to the IBU and/or Besseberg to cover up […]
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Biathlon raid shows the Russian question is not going away

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 16, 2018: Austrian authorities raided the office of the International Biathlon Union in Salzburg last week and Norwegian police executed a search under warrant on the home of IBU President Anders Besseberg. What they were looking for was evidence of bribes paid to the IBU and/or Besseberg to cover up […]
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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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The Olympic Winter Games is worth $1,420,000,000

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 15, 2018: Back in 1924, the “Chamonix Winter Sport Week” was simply an attachment to the Olympic Games coming later that year in Paris. From that small seed, a behemoth has grown. The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will have – for the first time – more than 100 events […]
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The Olympic Winter Games is worth $1,420,000,000

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 15, 2018: Back in 1924, the “Chamonix Winter Sport Week” was simply an attachment to the Olympic Games coming later that year in Paris. From that small seed, a behemoth has grown. The Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang will have – for the first time – more than 100 events […]
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The four-letter word that will determine how many medals Mikaela Shiffrin wins in...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 12, 2018: American skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin can enter any event she wants at the 2018 Winter Games, but if she is going to maximize her medal total, she will need to factor in one key element. It’s a four-letter word that rhymes with zest and mirrors the same problems […]
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The four-letter word that will determine how many medals Mikaela Shiffrin wins in...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 12, 2018: American skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin can enter any event she wants at the 2018 Winter Games, but if she is going to maximize her medal total, she will need to factor in one key element. It’s a four-letter word that rhymes with zest and mirrors the same problems […]
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How hard is it to make a living as an Olympic-sport athlete?

PALM DESERT, June 30, 2017 – One of the issues most prominent in Hungarian swim star Katinka Hosszu’s screed against FINA, the aquatics governing body, is that unless you’re one of the top five athletes in your event, you can’t make a living at your sport. Is that really right? We did some checking and […]
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