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THE BIG PICTURE: Int’l Paralympic Committee reinstates Russia, but with lot of conditions

Since the Russian doping scandal broke in 2015, the International Paralympic Committee has been much stronger in its dealings with its Russian National Paralympic Committee than the International Olympic Committee has been with the Russian Olympic Committee. That continued today (8th), even as the IPC agreed to conditionally re-admit Russia after 29 months on suspension, […]
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LANE ONE: International Paralympic Committee to Malaysia: no Israel, no World Championships

It has not been lost on observers of the Olympic Movement that if you want to find an organization with a disciplinary backbone, look no further than the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). When the Russian doping scandal popped up prior to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee equivocated and left eligibility […]
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SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

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 sport: LANE ONE: Wednesday: There really is a change going on in Olympic bidding, if you believe what the Milan-Cortina bid has in their presentation submitted on 11 January. Its organizing […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: Malaysia signals anti-Semitism is alive and well, even for Paralympic...

According to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the two Israeli swimmers who have applied for visas for the World Paralympic Swimming Championships cannot compete there. “We will not allow them to enter. If they come, then it is an offense.” Malaysia has no diplomatic relations with Israel and Malaysian passports reportedly carry a notation that […]
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LANE ONE: Russia readmitted by WADA, causing it to split apart

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee did a curious thing on Thursday during its meeting in the Seychelles: by re-integrating Russia into its membership, it set off a civil war. First, the action. According to WADA: “The ExCo resolved to reinstate RUSADA, subject strictly to the following post-reinstatement conditions: 1. RUSADA and the Russian Ministry […]
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When will the Int’l Paralympic Committee give its athletes the spotlight?

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 12, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the heads of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee signed an agreement extending the IOC’s support for the IPC through 2032. Thomas Bach and Andrew Parsons both hailed the agreement as a way to “enhance the Paralympic brand” and “give financial stability […]
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When will the Int’l Paralympic Committee give its athletes the spotlight?

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 12, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the heads of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee signed an agreement extending the IOC’s support for the IPC through 2032. Thomas Bach and Andrew Parsons both hailed the agreement as a way to “enhance the Paralympic brand” and “give financial stability […]
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PyeongChang preview no. 1: Bobsleigh

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 31, 2018: The frantic pace of the winter World Cups has finally slowed down enough to start looking ahead to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, coming 8 February. We stop first at bobsleigh, expected to be dominated by Germany, especially in the absence of American star driver Steven […]
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PyeongChang preview no. 1: Bobsleigh

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 31, 2018: The frantic pace of the winter World Cups has finally slowed down enough to start looking ahead to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, coming 8 February. We stop first at bobsleigh, expected to be dominated by Germany, especially in the absence of American star driver Steven […]
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