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LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part II: Nassar overshadows all

As 2018 fades away, what were the top stories of the year in the Olympic Movement, both in the U.S. and worldwide? We found a mix of on-field heroics and off-field tumult. We shared no. 10-6 in our last issue, so here are the top five stories of the year, counting down from no. 5 […]
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The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely […]
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The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely […]
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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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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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Have doping and criminality overtaken sport? David Howman says pay attention!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 29, 2018: In a speech to a high-profile anti-doping conference in Oslo this week, the director of the Athletics Integrity Unit told the attendees that one respected observer has declared that the battle against “systemic, institutionalized, state-organized doping is over” and the dopers won. Moreover, “the criminal underworld are getting […]
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Have doping and criminality overtaken sport? David Howman says pay attention!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 29, 2018: In a speech to a high-profile anti-doping conference in Oslo this week, the director of the Athletics Integrity Unit told the attendees that one respected observer has declared that the battle against “systemic, institutionalized, state-organized doping is over” and the dopers won. Moreover, “the criminal underworld are getting […]
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Is it really time for another Youth Olympic Games?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 27, 2018: There are 101 days left until the third Youth Olympic Games begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I can wait. Is this concept, first realized in 2010 in Singapore, really worth the effort? The man behind the “YOG” was International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge of Belgium, who expected […]
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Is it really time for another Youth Olympic Games?

TSX HEADLINES – for June 27, 2018: There are 101 days left until the third Youth Olympic Games begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I can wait. Is this concept, first realized in 2010 in Singapore, really worth the effort? The man behind the “YOG” was International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge of Belgium, who expected […]
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What was the magic of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand?

=> BULLETIN: United 2026 wins World Cup 2026 vote, 134-65, over Morocco <= TSX HEADLINES – for June 13, 2018: One of the biggest topics of discussions among spectators at last week’s NCAA Track & Field Championships had nothing to do with the athletes. It was about the fate of the East Grandstand at Hayward […]
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What was the magic of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand?

=> BULLETIN: United 2026 wins World Cup 2026 vote, 134-65, over Morocco <= TSX HEADLINES – for June 13, 2018: One of the biggest topics of discussions among spectators at last week’s NCAA Track & Field Championships had nothing to do with the athletes. It was about the fate of the East Grandstand at Hayward […]
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As a team, Team USA ranks 85th; pretty good for two Games every...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 23, 2018: One of the positive aspects of the digital age is that audiences can be measured with more precision than ever before. That’s especially true on social media site such as Facebook and Twitter. One such survey of audiences on Twitter showed that while soccer teams in Spain and […]
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As a team, Team USA ranks 85th; pretty good for two Games every...

TSX HEADLINES – for May 23, 2018: One of the positive aspects of the digital age is that audiences can be measured with more precision than ever before. That’s especially true on social media site such as Facebook and Twitter. One such survey of audiences on Twitter showed that while soccer teams in Spain and […]
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The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement. Sure, the Winter Games come soon enough in February and there’s the FIFA Wold Cup in June, but those are about the highlights. In the second part of our look ahead […]
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The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement. Sure, the Winter Games come soon enough in February and there’s the FIFA Wold Cup in June, but those are about the highlights. In the second part of our look ahead […]
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Six dates that will shape Olympic sport over the next six months

PALM DESERT, September 1, 2017 – Now that the swimming and track & field world championships are over, time to relax until the Winter Olympics, right? Wrong. Six key dates that will shape the direction of Olympic sports are coming up in the next six months … and we have the list in our Lane […]
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Good baseball thinking, bad Russian budgeting and the Special Olympics

PALM DESERT, Mar. 17, 2017 – The World Baseball Classic is slowly but surely winning over fans, players and even managers who see its value into the future. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is the latest, and he proposes a week-long festival of the WBC and the Midsummer Classic, together. Good thinking. Not as good: Russia […]
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