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ATHLETICS: Lyles edges Coleman in 9.86; six world leads in sensational Shanghai Diamond...

This is more like it! The much-anticipated Diamond League meet in Shanghai delivered with fabulous head-to-head competition and six world-leading marks: ● Men/100 m: 9.86, Noah Lyles (USA) and Christian Coleman (USA) ● Men/5,000 m: 13:04.16, Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) ● Men/400 m hurdles: 47.27, Abderrahmane Samba (QAT) ● Men/Javelin: 87.55 m (287-3), Andreas Hofmann (GER) […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Coleman vs. Lyles and Samba vs. Benjamin and a lot more...

The 2018 World Championships in Doha (QAT) are a long way off, but this week’s second Diamond League meet has a heavyweight feel to it. The track inside the Shanghai Stadium has been resurfaced and there are more than a dozen thrilling match-ups on paper. The most anticipated: Men ● 100 m: When he’s been […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Semenya on Semenya: “I keep training. I keep running.”

After her 30th straight victory in the 800 m in a dominant 1:54.99, South Africa’s Caster Semenya gave a short interview for international television. The transcript: Q: “Congratulations. What are your feeling about this win today?” A: “This is an opener. I cannot really tell the feelings. It’s always hard to run, you know, a […]
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ATHLETICS: Eight world leaders, including 1:54.98 for Semenya, in Diamond League opener in...

In front of a tiny crowd in the Khalifa International Stadium, the IAAF’s Diamond League opener for 2019 showcased a brilliant set of events, including eight world-leading marks and a sensational 1:54.98 win in the 800 m for South Africa’s Caster Semenya. The world leaders: ● Men/800 m: 1:44.29, Nijel Amos (BOT) ● Men/1,500 m: […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Semenya jumps into Diamond League 800 m in Doha

She wasn’t entered in the entry lists posted on Tuesday, but a day after losing her request for arbitration against the female eligibility rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), South Africa’s Caster Semenya is reported to have entered the women’s 800 m at the Doha Diamond League meet on Friday. Semenya’s agent […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Diamond League season opens at the site of the World Champs...

The IAAF outdoor season starts in earnest on Friday with the Diamond League opener in Doha (QAT) in the Khalifa International Stadium that will host the World Championships in September. That makes this meet a little more interesting, not to mention the follow-up on the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to allow the IAAF’s […]
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ATHLETICS: IAAF Council wants to revamp the Diamond League; keeps Russia at bay

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council met in Doha (QAT) and made some major changes to the way the sport will be presented starting in 2020, but also maintained its suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation. Some of the highlights: ● Diamond League to be streamlined in 2020 The IAAF’s Diamond League program […]
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LANE ONE: Why is FINA trying to keep swimmers from making money at...

If you listen to the leaders of the Olympic Movement, and especially International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach of Germany, you will hear – over and over again – “it’s all about the athletes.” Except when it’s not. That’s what makes the current face-off between the international federation for aquatic sports – known by its […]
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ATHLETICS: Coleman and Barega historic in Brussels Diamond League

Two stunning performances took last Friday’s IAAF Diamond League Final at the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels from noteworthy to historic: ∙ Christian Coleman of the U.S. exploded from the blocks and was never challenged on the way to the world’s fastest 100 m time in three years in 9.79, a lifetime best and […]
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ATHLETICS: Lyles sensational, Kipruto sublime in Zurich Diamond League final

Noah Lyles and Conseslus Kipruto both did some amazing things at the first of the two Diamond League final meets at Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium. Lyles left no doubt that he’s the top 200 m runner in the world this season by storming down the home straight to win in 19.67, just 0.02 off his world-leading […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Baker vs. Coleman in Diamond League Final in Brussels

The IAAF Diamond League schedule will conclude with the AG Memorial Van Damme in Brussels (BEL) on Friday, with 15 events to be held and $1.6 million in prize money up for grabs. As with the Weltklasse im Zurich meet on Thursday, the Diamond League Finals are the best-paying meets outside of a major championship, […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: First of two Diamond League Finals in Zurich Thursday

The IAAF Diamond League “preliminaries” are over and the final two meets of the 2018 season come Thursday and Friday at the Weltklasse in Zurich (SUI) and the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels (BEL). The IAAF finally got the format right and used the first 12 meets to qualify athletes to these finals, where it’s […]
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ATHLETICS: Coleman & Miller-Uibo win Birmingham showdowns

The last IAAF Diamond League meet prior to the finals at the end of this month proved to be less than hoped for in terms of marks, but it featured two great sprint races in which American Christian Coleman and Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas shone brightest. The men’s 100 m saw Coleman, who has […]
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ATHLETICS: Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

After three and a half months of running, jumping and throwing, the IAAF Diamond League season will finish its “regular” schedule with the Muller Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham (GBR) on Saturday. The top point scorers will then advance to the two “finals” of the Diamond League season at the Weltklasse im Zurich […]
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Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

Will 100 m co-world leader Noah Lyles be smiling after Saturday’s meet in Birmingham?TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix. It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the […]
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Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix. It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the big-money finals in Zurich (SUI) and Brussels (BEL) at the end of the […]
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Why eSports has no place in the Olympic Games

TSX HEADLINES – for August 1, 2018: The recent Esports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee has tongues wagging that it’s only a matter of time – a short time – before the gamers will be standing at the top of a podium receiving Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals. Not so fast. True, […]
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Why eSports has no place in the Olympic Games

HEADLINES – for August 1, 2018: The recent Esports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee has tongues wagging that it’s only a matter of time – a short time – before the gamers will be standing at the top of a podium receiving Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals. Not so fast. True, the […]
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Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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