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

The Straits Times of Singapore reported today (17th) that Tan Tong Han, 36, has been sentenced to a week in jail for lying to authorities over payments made to cover up a Russian doping case. Han was the owner of Black Tidings, a defunct “consulting” firm which is in the middle of investigations into bribery […]
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LANE ONE: The Takeda investigation could be worse for the IOC than the...

Friday’s stunning revelation that the president of the Japan Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under investigation in France for corruption is the most serious blow to the International Olympic Committee in 20 years. Back in 1998, the IOC was rocked by the Salt Lake City scandal in which bribes and gifts were given to IOC […]
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SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 11 January 2019

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 ONE: Wednesday: Ready for chaos? This might be the year for it in Olympic politics. Our column looked at seven issues ready to boil over in 2019, including ● Will […]
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LANE ONE: Ready for chaos? This might be the year for it in...

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 your seat belts fastened for an even rockier ride in 2019. At the start of the year, there are already more than a handful of issues set to explode (or implode, […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: More charges filed vs. Lamine Diack

The ongoing corruption case against former IAAF president Lamine Diack (SEN) expanded this last week with new charges for breaching his fiduciary responsibilities to the organization. The new issues were filed on 26 June, but have only now come to light, indicating that Diack, now 85, allowed his son, Papa Massata Diack, to skim funds […]
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484 events you need to know about during the rest of 2018

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 11, 2018: Forget the Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup and this is still a very busy year for Olympic sport. Our updated calendar of top-tier international events, including Grand Prix, World Championship and World Cup events includes 484 events across the Olympic-sport landscape from now through the end […]
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484 events you need to know about during the rest of 2018

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 11, 2018: Forget the Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup and this is still a very busy year for Olympic sport. Our updated calendar of top-tier international events, including Grand Prix, World Championship and World Cup events includes 484 events across the Olympic-sport landscape from now through the end […]
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The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement. Sure, the Winter Games come soon enough in February and there’s the FIFA Wold Cup in June, but those are about the highlights. In the second part of our look ahead […]
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The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be...

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement. Sure, the Winter Games come soon enough in February and there’s the FIFA Wold Cup in June, but those are about the highlights. In the second part of our look ahead […]
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The ticking time bomb of Olympic bids, bribery and doping cover-ups

PALM DESERT, September 8, 2017 – High school civics classes emphasize the difference that each of us can make in our surroundings and to the people around us. One person can make a difference. For example, consider what French prosecutors are saying about 84-year-old Lamine Diack of Senegal, alleging in detail that he set up […]
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