Walking in parallel, the IOC and USOC are reworking their power over Olympic sports

TSX HEADLINES – for December 5, 2018: They didn’t plan it this way, but the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee are walking, side-by-side, down two lanes of the same path. Both are now trying to figure how to discipline – or dismiss – two of their affiliated sports federations: the International (more…)

Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five Athlete of the Year nominees

TSX HEADLINES – for November 28, 2018: With all the reports of corruption, doping and financial problems, it’s nice to talk about sport for a change. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will name its Athletes of the Year in Monaco next week, with five excellent choices in the men’s and women’s divisions. Who (more…)

Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five Athlete of the Year nominees

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Dealing with state-run doping: Indecision, then punishment, now a defined protocol

TSX HEADLINES – for November 21, 2018: The Olympic Movement was shaken to its core by the revelations of Russian whistle-blowers who revealed the state-run doping program in force from 2011-15. It caught the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the international federations off guard and not quite sure how to deal with (more…)

Dealing with state-run doping: Indecision, then punishment, now a defined protocol

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Bach’s Olympic vision takes shape: City-center spectacle and fewer venues

The Obelisco in downtown Buenos Aires: site of the free Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Youth Olympic GamesTSX HEADLINES – for October 24, 2018: One of the helpful features of the just-ended Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires was that the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach of Germany, gave two lengthy news (more…)

Bach’s Olympic vision takes shape: City-center spectacle and fewer venues

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Mary Bono resigns from USA Gymnastics; Translation: “Who needs this !@#$ ?”

TSX HEADLINES – for October 17, 2018: Just four days after the announcement that former U.S. Rep. Mary Bono would serve as the interim chief executive of USA Gymnastics came word that she would not take the position after criticism from high-profile athletes like Simone Biles and Aly Raisman. Who needs this grief? Now what? (more…)

Mary Bono resigns from USA Gymnastics; Translation: “Who needs this !@#$ ?”

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