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ATHLETICS Preview: Coleman vs. Gatlin and Muhammad vs. McLaughlin highlight sold-out Bislett Games

You knew track & field was in trouble a couple of years ago when the stands were hardly filled at the Bislett Games in Oslo (NOR), one of the showpiece events in the sport. So last Friday’s announcement was welcome news: “For the first time in our 54-year history there is no tickets left for […]
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LANE ONE: The NCAA is on the way to creating a new 1%:...

After losing some rounds in court battles that did not deliver any clear decisions, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has formed “a working group to examine issues highlighted in recently proposed federal and state legislation related to student-athlete name, image and likeness.” What does that mean? U.S. District Court judge Claudia Wilken ruled in […]
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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: World-leading 13.06 for Roberts at NCAAs, IAAF replies to the...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The first day of the NCAA Division I Championships in Austin, Texas (USA) showed once again why – except in the opinion of the IAAF World Rankings compilers – this is one of the best meets in the world each […]
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ATHLETICS Flash: Roberts beats Holloway in SEC final, matches 13.07 world-leader, plus 6.00...

Even while the IAAF World Relays are ongoing in Yokohama (JPN), the Southeastern Conference Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas has been the performance center of the track & field world. Just today: ● Kentucky’s Daniel Roberts, badly beaten by Florida’s Grant Holloway in the prelims, 13.07-13.31, came back in the final to beat Holloway, 13.07 to […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: More world leaders, including from Mondo Duplantis and Shaunae Miller-Uibo

There was a lot of action in addition to the Penn and Drake Relays, and the London Marathon over the weekend, including more world leaders: Men: ● Pole Vault: 5.94 m (19-5 3/4), Mondo Duplantis (SWE) Women: ● 100 m: 11.10 (=), Jenna Prandini (USA) ● 200 m: 22.53, Jenna Prandini (USA) ● 400 m: […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Sensational NCAA Champs for Grant Holloway

The indoor track & field season concluded over the weekend with the NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, with a four world-leading marks: ● Men’s 400 m: 44.82, Tyrell Richard (USA/South Carolina State) ● Men’s 60 m Hurdles: 7.35, Grant Holloway (USA/Florida) ● Women’s 200 m: 22.66, Kayla White (USA/North Carolina A&T) ● Women’s 400 […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Five Russians appeal doping verdicts, while USATF Board continues Lananna’s suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed 12 Russian doping positives in an announcement on 1 February, for offenses mostly during the 2012-14 period. Five of the 12 have filed appeals to the Court’s Appeals Arbitration Division: ● Lyukman Adams ~ Triple Jump: 2014 World Indoor Champion ● Ivan Ukhov ~ High Jump: 2012 Olympic […]
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ATHLETICS: IAAF names its Athletes of the Year

The IAAF had a lot of action going in and around its annual gala awards event, held on Monaco on Tuesday (4th). But it recognized its Athletes of the Year with two very deserving recipients: ∙ Marathon superstar Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) was recognized as the men’s Athletes of the Year. He won both the London […]
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LANE ONE: Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five...

Apart from the doping, politics, suspensions and court cases, there was some pretty good sport taking place in 2018. The awards are starting to be announced and one of the best of the year-end awards programs is the Athlete of the Year awards in track & field, presented annually in a big gala in Monaco, […]
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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS/ ATHLETICS: Ingebrigtsen and Duplantis supreme in Berlin

The stunning men’s pole vault, topped by Mondo Duplantis’s 6.05 m (19-10 1/4) world leader – see more in today’s Lane One – was the highlight of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin (GER), but certainly not the only noteworthy performance. All told, there were four world leaders from the Olympiastadion: Men’s Pole Vault: 6.05 […]
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LANE ONE: Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record...

A marvelous European Track & Field Championships concluded last Sunday in Berlin (GER), with the highlight being the men’s pole vault in which two men cleared the 6 m barrier (19-8 1/4) and the winner set two national records … for two different countries? Huh? It’s just another chapter is the amazing reality show that […]
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Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in the...

TSX HEADLINES – for August 17, 2018: One of the greatest pole vaulting competitions of all time came at the European Championships, with three men vaulting at the magical 6-meter mark and two clearing it. Then an 18-year-old competing for Sweden won the event at 6.05 m (or 19-10 1/4), not only setting his third […]
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Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in the...

TSX HEADLINES – for August 17, 2018: One of the greatest pole vaulting competitions of all time came at the European Championships, with three men vaulting at the magical 6-meter mark and two clearing it. Then an 18-year-old competing for Sweden won the event at 6.05 m (or 19-10 1/4), not only setting his third […]
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New world record: 198 days for Paris 2024 budget projected to explode

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 2, 2018: It took the Tokyo government about two years to determine that the 2020 Olympic Games budget was out of control. The French government, looking into the Paris 2024 project, got to the same conclusion in a new, world-record time of just 198 days! A report from a task […]
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New world record: 198 days for Paris 2024 budget projected to explode

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 2, 2018: It took the Tokyo government about two years to determine that the 2020 Olympic Games budget was out of control. The French government, looking into the Paris 2024 project, got to the same conclusion in a new, world-record time of just 198 days! A report from a task […]
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