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THE BIG PICTURE: Race walking desperate to save its place on the Olympic program

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It’s no secret that when discussions about contracting the number of athletes and events in the Olympic Games come up, race walking is always...

LANE ONE: To grow track & field, Sebastian Coe of 2019 needs to talk...

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Britain’s Sebastian Coe was one of the finest middle-distance runners of all time. He was so good and so special that he sold thousands...

THE BIG PICTURE: Court of Arbitration for Sport confirms 12 Russian track & field...

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) came under enormous criticism after reversing 28 suspensions handed out by the International Olympic Committee’s Disciplinary Commission...

LANE ONE: WADA lets Russia skate for now, but there is a new line...

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There wasn’t much surprise from the conference-call meeting of the World Ani-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee on Tuesday (22nd) as it confirmed the continuation of...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international...

ATHLETICS Panorama: Six win streaks of note carry into 2019, and is the IAAF...

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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) pays a lot of attention to statistics and it’s good that they do. Because of it, they...

ATHLETICS: Black Tidings owner admits lying to police on doping cover-up, sentenced to a...

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The Straits Times of Singapore reported today (17th) that Tan Tong Han, 36, has been sentenced to a week in jail for lying to...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 11 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 96 hours in Olympic sport: LANE...

LANE ONE: Ready for chaos? This might be the year for it in Olympic...

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If you thought 2018 was a rough year for the Olympic Movement, in board rooms, courtrooms and the halls of the U.S. Congress, get...

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

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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...

LANE ONE: Why is FINA trying to keep swimmers from making money at swimming?

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If you listen to the leaders of the Olympic Movement, and especially International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach of Germany, you will hear –...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF Council maintains its suspension of Russia, as outstanding issues remain

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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) maintained its stance on the status of the Russian Athletic Federation (RusAF) at its Council meeting in...

ATHLETICS: IAAF names its Athletes of the Year

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The IAAF had a lot of action going in and around its annual gala awards event, held on Monaco on Tuesday (4th). But it...

LANE ONE: Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five Athlete...

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Apart from the doping, politics, suspensions and court cases, there was some pretty good sport taking place in 2018. The awards are starting to...

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

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Since the Russian doping scandal exploded in 2015, a series of organizations have tried to deal with the fallout, including what to do with...

LANE ONE: Willie Banks seeks to heal USA Track & Field’s open wound

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In the avalanche of horrific sex-abuse scandals that have plagued many of the U.S. National Governing Bodies, USA Track & Field has barely been...

LANE ONE: Why is the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique such a Scrooge?

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The World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics is on for the next week in Doha, Qatar, with a star-studded field that includes not less than...

ATHLETICS: IAAF announces its Athletes of the Year nominees, and you can vote, too!

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Amid all the doping, politics and money issues, let’s talk about sports for once, as the IAAF announced its Athletes of the Year nominees: Men: ∙...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF stays femininity regs until Court review is completed

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The International Assn. of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Athletics South Africa have agreed that the implementation of the IAAF’s new Eligibility Regulations for the...

THE BIG PICTURE: IAAF begins allowing transfers of allegiance again

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Following up on its new rules for nationality transfers, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) issued its first group of approvals for athletes...

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