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LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but...

As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the most gut-wrenching over the course of the year. We’ve identified our top 10 stories of the year in Olympic sport, with today’s edition profiling nos. 10-6: 10. Cycling: Britain sweeps the […]
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Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in various areas to help ensure the success of both Games. It’s a good idea, but will these organizations – and beyond them, the Los […]
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Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in various areas to help ensure the success of both Games. It’s a good idea, but will these organizations – and beyond them, the Los […]
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Show me the money: Skiing’s rewards are for just a few

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 26, 2018: The competitive skiing season has been completed and so it’s time to tote up the millions won by the brightest stars on the World Cup tour. Except there weren’t any. Sure, Alpine World Cup winners Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. and Marcel Hirscher of Austria made a lot […]
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Show me the money: Skiing’s rewards are for just a few

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 26, 2018: The competitive skiing season has been completed and so it’s time to tote up the millions won by the brightest stars on the World Cup tour. Except there weren’t any. Sure, Alpine World Cup winners Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. and Marcel Hirscher of Austria made a lot […]
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Is it time to pay U.S. Olympians a salary?

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 14, 2018: What does it take for an athlete to win at the highest level, up to and including the Olympic Games? For one, money. While the focus is on the actions – or lack thereof – of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. national governing bodies in […]
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Is it time to pay U.S. Olympians a salary?

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 14, 2018: What does it take for an athlete to win at the highest level, up to and including the Olympic Games? For one, money. While the focus is on the actions – or lack thereof – of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. national governing bodies in […]
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EXTRA: PyeongChang Games close: Norway on top, Russia not

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 25, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, but will not soon be forgotten, for both good and bad: Norwegian domination, with the most medals in a single Winter Games; First time ever that an athlete won medals in two different sports … in one Games! First time an athlete won […]
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EXTRA: PyeongChang Games close: Norway on top, Russia not

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 25, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, but will not soon be forgotten, for both good and bad: Norwegian domination, with the most medals in a single Winter Games; First time ever that an athlete won medals in two different sports … in one Games! First time an athlete won […]
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EXTRA: U.S. continues sudden medal rush, while Russia lobbies to end suspension

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 22, 2018: Although not expected to be at the top of the medal table in PyeongChang, the U.S. Olympic Team was definitely underperforming through most of the Winter Games. Suddenly, however, there’s been a medal rush – and more to come – as the Games slide toward the finish on […]
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EXTRA: U.S. continues sudden medal rush, while Russia lobbies to end suspension

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 22, 2018: Although not expected to be at the top of the medal table in PyeongChang, the U.S. Olympic Team was definitely underperforming through most of the Winter Games. Suddenly, however, there’s been a medal rush – and more to come – as the Games slide toward the finish on […]
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Will Olympic waste lead the IOC to the same ending as “War Games”?

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 21, 2018: Remember the 1983 movie “War Games” with Matthew Broderick as the teenager who hacks into the U.S. missile-defense system and almost starts a nuclear attack? After considering all the possibilities, the computer decides that “The only winning move is not to play.” That’s the danger the International Olympic […]
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Will Olympic waste lead the IOC to the same ending as “War Games”?

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 21, 2018: Remember the 1983 movie “War Games” with Matthew Broderick as the teenager who hacks into the U.S. missile-defense system and almost starts a nuclear attack? After considering all the possibilities, the computer decides that “The only winning move is not to play.” That’s the danger the International Olympic […]
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U.S. national federations graded on governance … and get a D

IN THIS ISSUE: With scandals emerging left and right in international sport, good governance is becoming an increasingly critical issue. The University of Colorado is establishing a new study center for sport governance and as part of that effort, constructed an “good governance” index for 22 of the 47 U.S. national federations … and the average […]
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U.S. national federations graded on governance … and get a D

PALM DESERT, December 11, 2017 — With scandals emerging left and right in international sport, good governance is becoming an increasingly critical issue. The University of Colorado is establishing a new study center for sport governance and as part of that effort, constructed an “good governance” index for 22 of the 47 U.S. national federations … […]
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Winter Games warm-up: Five names to know (Part II)

PALM DESERT, September 15, 2017 – For decades, the U.S. showed only a middling interest in the Olympic Winter Games. And then the Games came to Salt Lake City in 2002. The U.S. national governing bodies revved up like never before and American athletes won an unheard-of 34 medals. There has been very little fall-off […]
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