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LANE ONE: The IOC can pat itself on the back (for now): the...

It’s so easy to be against everything these days. And should something positive happen, it’s usually discounted as unimportant, or those claiming responsibility grow longer arms to pat themselves – endlessly and loudly – on the back. But it’s worth taking notice of what has happened with the 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid from Italy, […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: “Don’t even consider building a venue if there is not...

Although not designed as an activist organization, the Associated Press is keeping the pressure on officials of the Gangwon Province in Korea with a story on Wednesday headlined “Costly Pyeongchang Olympic venues could eventually be razed.” The story outlined the continuing issues over the future of the alpine skiing course, the hockey and skating arenas, […]
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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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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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U.S. performance in PyeongChang wasn’t great, but it wasn’t a disaster

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 28, 2018: The U.S. medal count in PyeongChang wasn’t what was hoped for and there were plenty of critics. Plenty. But a closer examination of how the U.S. did as a team, based on our own exclusive analysis showed that the American squad hardly failed at the Winter Games. Taking […]
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An “A” for PyeongChang now, but the grade may be revised later

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 26, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, so how good were they? There are still a lot of questions to be answered before a final grade can be given, but the Korean organizers did the big things well. Our initial grade is an “A,” but there are issues that could […]
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An “A” for PyeongChang now, but the grade may be revised later

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 26, 2018: The PyeongChang Games are over, so how good were they? There are still a lot of questions to be answered before a final grade can be given, but the Korean organizers did the big things well. Our initial grade is an “A,” but there are issues that could […]
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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: Topsy-turvy Games continue: U.S. wins Curling, no vote on Russia

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 24, 2018: The PyeongChang Games have been an exercise in patience and unpredictability. The weather has been alternately perfect and perverse and the carefully-planned schedule has been thrown – literally – to the wind. Now the International Olympic Committee is having its own scheduling issues, unable to come up with […]
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EXTRA: Topsy-turvy Games continue: U.S. wins Curling, no vote on Russia

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 24, 2018: The PyeongChang Games have been an exercise in patience and unpredictability. The weather has been alternately perfect and perverse and the carefully-planned schedule has been thrown – literally – to the wind. Now the International Olympic Committee is having its own scheduling issues, unable to come up with […]
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Give NBC a silver medal for consistent quality in a bad time zone

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 23, 2018: NBC spent a reported $963 million on the right for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but didn’t know where it would be held. When PyeongChang was selected, the network knew it was going to have some issues with the time zone. But it did quite well and its […]
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Give NBC a silver medal for consistent quality in a bad time zone

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 23, 2018: NBC spent a reported $963 million on the right for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, but didn’t know where it would be held. When PyeongChang was selected, the network knew it was going to have some issues with the time zone. But it did quite well and its […]
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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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EXTRA: Dutch skater ter Mors beats Ledecka to the history books

TSX EXTRA– for Feb. 20, 2018: The shock of Ester Ledecka’s victory in the women’s Super-G race led many to think she would become the first to win medals in two different sports in the same Winter Games. After all, she’s the favorite in the Parallel Giant Slalom in Snowboard. But it was 28-year-old Dutch […]
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EXTRA: Dutch skater ter Mors beats Ledecka to the history books

TSX EXTRA– for Feb. 20, 2018: The shock of Ester Ledecka’s victory in the women’s Super-G race led many to think she would become the first to win medals in two different sports in the same Winter Games. After all, she’s the favorite in the Parallel Giant Slalom in Snowboard. But it was 28-year-old Dutch […]
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