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LANE ONE: The USOC figured out that it has an undiscovered sponsor: the...

With all of the news about Congressional commissions and inquiries into the United States Olympic Committee, an important story appeared in the 21 January issue of the Sports Business Journal. Titled, “USOC, NCAA agree to allow schools to promote their Olympic ties,” reporter Ben Fischer described a new program developed by the USOC’s collegiate partnerships […]
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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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LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part II: Nassar overshadows all

As 2018 fades away, what were the top stories of the year in the Olympic Movement, both in the U.S. and worldwide? We found a mix of on-field heroics and off-field tumult. We shared no. 10-6 in our last issue, so here are the top five stories of the year, counting down from no. 5 […]
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UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE: Blackmun referred to U.S. Justice Dept.

Former USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun faces new legal issues as a follow-up to the release of the Ropes & Gray report last week about the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics. A Friday news release from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) started: “U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) – chairman […]
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LANE ONE: The Nassar sex-abuse scandal: What actually happened (and didn’t happen)?

The long-awaited report on the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal in gymnastics from the Boston-based Ropes & Gray law firm was made public on Monday (10th) and did not disappoint with a heavily-detailed, 252-page report that filled in many of the blanks on what happened, when and why. What did happen? Entitled “Report of the Independent […]
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Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kenya most penalized by the Athletics Integrity Unit

TSX HEADLINES – for July 25, 2018: The Athletics Integrity Unit set up by the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) made its first comprehensive report public and there’s one conclusion to be drawn. Doping is still with us. The report on the AIU Web site shows a total of 120 cases handled by the […]
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Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kenya most penalized by the Athletics Integrity Unit

TSX HEADLINES – for July 25, 2018: The Athletics Integrity Unit set up by the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF) made its first comprehensive report public and there’s one conclusion to be drawn. Doping is still with us. The report on the AIU Web site shows a total of 120 cases handled by the […]
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Bach’s embrace of Russia a re-run of an old Samaranch movie

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 2, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s quick re-embrace of Russia didn’t suit a lot of people, but for those who have watched the Olympic Movement over time, we’ve seen this movie before. IOC chief Thomas Bach became a member in 1991 and had 10 years to learn from the brilliant […]
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Bach’s embrace of Russia a re-run of an old Samaranch movie

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 2, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s quick re-embrace of Russia didn’t suit a lot of people, but for those who have watched the Olympic Movement over time, we’ve seen this movie before. IOC chief Thomas Bach became a member in 1991 and had 10 years to learn from the brilliant […]
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Why Scott Blackmun is right and Sports Illustrated is wrong

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 26, 2018: All the commentators are chiming in about the Larry Nassar scandal and what should happen to Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Someone writing on the Sports Illustrated Web site said his “calm and reasoned conclusion” was “Burn it all down.” Boy, there’s […]
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Why Scott Blackmun is right and Sports Illustrated is wrong

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 26, 2018: All the commentators are chiming in about the Larry Nassar scandal and what should happen to Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee. Someone writing on the Sports Illustrated Web site said his “calm and reasoned conclusion” was “Burn it all down.” Boy, there’s […]
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