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Biathlon raid shows the Russian question is not going away

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TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 16, 2018: Austrian authorities raided the office of the International Biathlon Union in Salzburg last week and Norwegian police...

As Calgary considers 2026, why should it bid for the Winter Games?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 13, 2018: The Calgary City Council will re-consider the city’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Winter Games next week,...

As Calgary considers 2026, why should it bid for the Winter Games?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 13, 2018: The Calgary City Council will re-consider the city’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Winter Games next week,...

Could the Larry Nassar scandal bankrupt USA Gymnastics?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 24, 2018: The Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State involved perhaps 33 victims and cost the university more than...

Could the Larry Nassar scandal bankrupt USA Gymnastics?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 24, 2018: The Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State involved perhaps 33 victims and cost the university more than...

The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be rocked

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement....

The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be rocked

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement....

The top stories of 2017 – part 2: Glory, greed, drugs and surprises

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TSX HEADLINES – for Dec. 28, 2017: This was the year that Usain Bolt retired, but not the way he envisioned. Mo Farah won...

The top stories of 2017 – part 2: Glory, greed, drugs and surprises

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TSX HEADLINES – for Dec. 28, 2017: This was the year that Usain Bolt retired, but not the way he envisioned. Mo Farah won...

The IOC got it almost perfect: No Russia, but maybe some Russians …

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IN THIS ISSUE:  The long-awaited decision of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board on Russia’s participation came Tuesday with a split decision. No Russia, but...

The IOC got it almost perfect: No Russia, but maybe some Russians …

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PALM DESERT, December 6, 2017 – The long-awaited decision of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board on Russia’s participation came Tuesday with a split...

How the Oswald Commission is finding Russian athletes guilty of doping

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IN THIS ISSUE – The International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission – better known as the Oswald Commission – has been handing down penalties for...

How the Oswald Commission is finding Russian athletes guilty of doping

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PALM DESERT, December 1, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission – better known as the Oswald Commission – has been handing down...

Disciplinarians or hypocrites? What will the IOC do about Russia and weightlifting?

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IN THIS ISSUE – The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will have a full agenda when it meets on 5-6 December, including deciding whether...

Why can’t Olympic sports be more like college football?

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IN THIS ISSUE – This past weekend was a great one in Olympic sports ... and college football. Fans of both were attending spectacular events...

Is this the last week that FloJo will be a world-record holder?

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PALM DESERT, November 20, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will hand out its annual awards this coming Friday in Monaco....

What is fairness? The IAAF, Caster Semenya and “intersex” athletes

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PALM DESERT, July 5, 2017 – South Africa’s reigning Olympic 800 m champion Caster Semenya has been a lightning rod for controversy since her...

Does Russia need a 12-step program?

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PALM DESERT, Nov. 21, 2016 – Russia’s designated troubleshooter on the doping scandal that has enveloped its sports programs said Sunday, “Russia has never...

Can Weightlifting survive?

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PALM DESERT, Oct. 24, 2016 – It’s no secret that weightlifting is one of the sports that will be closely examined to determine whether...

First step on the road to doping sanity?

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PALM DESERT, Oct. 10, 2016 – Last Saturday’s “Olympic Summit” was a good first step toward fixing the doping-in-sport problem. But even with good...

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