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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it would abide by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its filing against the federation’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification, Athletics South Africa confirmed that it would […]
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LANE ONE: Russian involvement in elections is nothing compared to what they’re doing...

The latest turn in the saga of the International Boxing Association came last Thursday when the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev, offered to pay more than $16 million to clear AIBA’s debts, on the condition that the sport be retained in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. It was only the […]
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LANE ONE: What do federation review commissions do anyway? In Biathlon, quite a...

For those who are not close watchers of the Biathlon scene, these have been troubled months for the International Biathlon Federation. Last year, the federation saw the resignation of its long-time President, Anders Besseberg (NOR) and Secretary General, Nicole Resch (GER) after allegations of bribery over Russian doping positives surfaced from an investigations by Austrian […]
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LANE ONE: WADA lets Russia skate for now, but there is a new...

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 Russia’s status as a “compliant” member of the anti-doping community … for now. The collective anger of those who want Russia re-suspended for its state-sponsored doping program from 2011-15 has been […]
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BIATHLON Preview: World Cup season debuts in Pokljuka

The 42nd season of the International Biathlon Union’s World Cup circuit begins in Poland this time, with competition in Pokljuka in sprints, pursuit, traditional...

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

Since the Russian doping scandal exploded in 2015, a series of organizations have tried to deal with the fallout, including what to do with currently-competing Russian athletes. What we have seen in the past three years is a slow and steady evolution of the bureaucratic responses to this shock and which has now reached its […]
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Remember the “pivot to Asia”? The sports world is pivoting to America!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 15, 2018: It was not too long ago that the U.S. was an also-ran as the Olympic world selected three Asian cities in a row – PyeongChang in Korea, Tokyo in Japan and Beijing in China – to host two Winter Games and the 2020 Olympic Games. Now, with the […]
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Remember the “pivot to Asia”? The sports world is pivoting to America!

TSX HEADLINES – for June 15, 2018: It was not too long ago that the U.S. was an also-ran as the Olympic world selected three Asian cities in a row – PyeongChang in Korea, Tokyo in Japan and Beijing in China – to host two Winter Games and the 2020 Olympic Games. Now, with the […]
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Biathlon raid shows the Russian question is not going away

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 16, 2018: Austrian authorities raided the office of the International Biathlon Union in Salzburg last week and Norwegian police executed a search under warrant on the home of IBU President Anders Besseberg. What they were looking for was evidence of bribes paid to the IBU and/or Besseberg to cover up […]
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Biathlon raid shows the Russian question is not going away

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 16, 2018: Austrian authorities raided the office of the International Biathlon Union in Salzburg last week and Norwegian police executed a search under warrant on the home of IBU President Anders Besseberg. What they were looking for was evidence of bribes paid to the IBU and/or Besseberg to cover up […]
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