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LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but...

As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the most gut-wrenching over the course of the year. We’ve identified our top 10 stories of the year in Olympic sport, with today’s edition profiling nos. 10-6: 10. Cycling: Britain sweeps 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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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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The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, China. Even with the added events, however, the total number of athletes to compete in 2022 will now be less than in 2018. Part of […]
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The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, China. Even with the added events, however, the total number of athletes to compete in 2022 will now be less than in 2018. Part of […]
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Hey IOC, follow golf’s lead to fix your Olympic bid (and cost) crisis

TSX HEADLINES – for July 4, 2018: Sure, it’s a holiday, but no one told the Olympic world about it! Amid a wild week of events, with the World Cup continuing, Wimbledon and the Tour de France starting and a sensational Diamond League ahead in Lausanne on Thursday, former PGA top-100 money winner and Olympics […]
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Hey IOC, follow golf’s lead to fix your Olympic bid (and cost) crisis

TSX HEADLINES – for July 4, 2018: Sure, it’s a holiday, but no one told the Olympic world about it! Amid a wild week of events, with the World Cup continuing, Wimbledon and the Tour de France starting and a sensational Diamond League ahead in Lausanne on Thursday, former PGA top-100 money winner and Olympics […]
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The SafeSport Code is the U.S. standard for conduct in Olympic sports. What...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 28, 2018: The core of the United States Olympic Committee’s response to the sexual abuse scandal engulfing multiple sports and their national governing bodies is the establishment and opening of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Its work is to enforce the U.S. SafeSport Code, a 40-page document that specifies what […]
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The SafeSport Code is the U.S. standard for conduct in Olympic sports. What...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 28, 2018: The core of the United States Olympic Committee’s response to the sexual abuse scandal engulfing multiple sports and their national governing bodies is the establishment and opening of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Its work is to enforce the U.S. SafeSport Code, a 40-page document that specifies what […]
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Should the IOC require bidding cities to have a referendum?

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 4, 2018: An April Fool’s post on the respected GamesBids.com Web site suggested that the International Olympic Committee will require cities bidding for future Games to have a vote as part of the submittal. It may have been a prank, but the idea is worth considering seriously. Referenda on hosting […]
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Should the IOC require bidding cities to have a referendum?

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 4, 2018: An April Fool’s post on the respected GamesBids.com Web site suggested that the International Olympic Committee will require cities bidding for future Games to have a vote as part of the submittal. It may have been a prank, but the idea is worth considering seriously. Referenda on hosting […]
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The IOC takes a holiday from sport to work on politics

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 22, 2018: The International Olympic Committee took a break from worrying about the technical details of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games and played politics. President Thomas Bach held a conference and signed an agreement to allow North Korea to participate in the Winter Games and there was finally some movement […]
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The IOC takes a holiday from sport to work on politics

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 22, 2018: The International Olympic Committee took a break from worrying about the technical details of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Games and played politics. President Thomas Bach held a conference and signed an agreement to allow North Korea to participate in the Winter Games and there was finally some movement […]
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Ho Ho Ho: The top stories of 2017, a tumultuous year in Olympic...

TSX HEADLINES – for Dec. 25, 2017: This has been anything but a tranquil year in international sport, mixing great performances with uneasy politics, cheating and controversy. What were the top stories in 2017? We’re starting our count-down from no. 10 to no. 1 over two issues, starting with a tie for no. 10 and […]
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Ho Ho Ho: The top stories of 2017, a tumultuous year in Olympic...

TSX HEADLINES – for Dec. 25, 2017: This has been anything but a tranquil year in international sport, mixing great performances with uneasy politics, cheating and controversy. What were the top stories in 2017? We’re starting our count-down from no. 10 to no. 1 over two issues, starting with a tie for no. 10 and […]
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Launching at last: The Sports Examiner goes to subscriptions

IN THIS ISSUE: This is the 215th issue of The Sports Examiner and the one comment that we have most often received from readers is “This is great. You should charge for this!” After months of planning, programming and software testing, our subscription program is now ready and The Sports Examiner Web site has been […]
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Launching at last: The Sports Examiner goes to subscriptions

PALM DESERT, December 15, 2017 – This is the 215th issue of The Sports Examiner and the one comment that we have most often received from readers is “This is great. You should charge for this!” After months of planning, programming and software testing, our subscription program is now ready and The Sports Examiner Web […]
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When technology went too far: Swimming’s fantastic plastic suits

PALM DESERT, July 21, 2017 – The swimming portion of the FINA World Championships starts on Sunday with American superstar Katie Ledecky possibly ready to better her own world record in the women’s 400 m Freestyle. But there are plenty of records that will not be approached, as they are reminders of the short but […]
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Redemption in Zurich for Allyson Felix?

PALM DESERT, Sep. 1, 2016 – Allyson Felix won two gold medals and a silver in Rio, but never got to compete in her favorite event, the 200 meters. Tonight at the Weltklasse Zurich meet, she gets a showdown with Rio 200 champ Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, silver winner Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, plus […]
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