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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U.S. Olympic Committee drops the hammer on USA Gymnastics, but also on itself?

TSX HEADLINES – for November 7, 2018: The news that United States Olympic Committee chief executive Sarah Hirshland started the process to remove USA Gymnastics as the National Governing Body for the sport in the U.S. was warmly welcomed in some quarters, but this is not going to be a quick or easy process. The (more…)

U.S. Olympic Committee drops the hammer on USA Gymnastics, but also on itself?

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The numbers: Canada, Alberta and Calgary say the 2026 Games are worth C$4.8 billion

TSX HEADLINES – for October 31, 2018: Unless a late infusion of more than C$400 million is found by Wednesday morning, the Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games will be ended by the City Council. But a lot can be learned from this project, even though unsuccessful, because it showed how a complex (more…)

The numbers: Canada, Alberta and Calgary say the 2026 Games are worth C$4.8 billion

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Doesn’t the IOC need a RICO-in-reverse law to fight doping?

TSX HEADLINES – for May 7, 2018: For decades, U.S. prosecutors could not convict the leaders of organized crime because these “bosses” were not committing the crimes themselves, but instead ordering the crimes to take place through their associates. Finally, a law was passed called the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, which allowed (more…)

Doesn’t the IOC need a RICO-in-reverse law to fight doping?

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A perfect storm could lead the IOC to a new, worldwide relevance

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 20, 2018: Almost everything seems to be going wrong for the International Olympic Committee right now, but that may change in time. The IOC is showing some new vigor, reportedly forming a task force to work on new rules that would ban countries not only from hosting Olympic Games, but (more…)

A perfect storm could lead the IOC to a new, worldwide relevance

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