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LANE ONE: IOC followed World Health Organization advice, not athlete criticism, to arrive at...

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The World Health Organization and Africa. Those were the triggers that led the International Olympic Committee to decide, in concert with the Japanese government...

THE TICKER: What now for the Tokyo Games? Says IOC chief Bach, “This is...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: In the aftermath of the joint decision by the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Canada, Australia say they won’t go to Tokyo in 2020; Athletics...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Sunday was one of...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC acknowledges planning for postponement, with decision coming within four weeks

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“So, like you, we are in a dilemma: Cancellation of the Olympic Games would destroy the Olympic dream of 11,000 athletes from all 206...

LANE ONE: Vise is tightening on Tokyo 2020 as USA Swimming, USA Track &...

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Until Friday, the calls for postponement or cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games had mostly come from individual athletes. Some were expansive, some...

LANE ONE: No change in the IOC position on Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday, or...

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“I think the goal is definitely to get to the 24th July and the Tokyo Olympic Games but we also have to be realistic...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC continues to plan for Tokyo Games as scheduled, but key...

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“ith more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage; and any speculation...

LANE ONE: Sure, the Tokyo Games are threatened by Covid-19, but what about Beijing...

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The spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) around the world is wreaking havoc with sporting events all over the globe and is threatening the Games...

LANE ONE: Bach gets 13 of 14 questions about the coronavirus and Tokyo, but...

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It was obvious that something was up, as Wednesday’s news conference with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (GER) was much more crowded than...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC expects Tokyo Games to go on as scheduled, passes on...

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Within the Olympic world, Tuesday’s attention was on Lausanne and the meeting of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee ... and the...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: How high can Mondo go? Plus a new heart for Greg...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The amazing world-record performance by Mondo Duplantis of Sweden (and...

LANE ONE: Edwin Moses is right when he says protests can’t be stopped, but...

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While the Tokyo organizers fret about the potential impact of the expanding coronavirus threat to this summer’s Olympic Games in Japan, discussions about the...

LANE ONE: Swiss success in hosting Winter Youth Olympic Games polishes the IOC’s promise...

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Now that the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games has concluded and the grandstands and signs are coming down, it’s worth considering what was achieved...

LANE ONE: Should all Olympians be paid? Be careful what you ask for, because...

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(Before getting too far, condolences are due to the family and many friends of basketball superstar – and two-time Olympic gold medalist – Kobe...

LANE ONE: Once again, a fringe politician tries to use the Olympic Games for...

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A fascinating fight over Australia’s potential bid for the 2032 Olympic Games has developed that could test the public’s view of the event, thanks...

LANE ONE: The IOC hands out lots of medals, but soon might be in...

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Having watched the International Olympic Committee at work from near and far over 40 years, it is amazing how that organization has changed, especially...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Diack trial postponed after son’s testimony shows up from Senegal

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: The new year has barely begun and the headlines are all about doping,...

LANE ONE: Bach beams as IOC’s Athletes’ Commission issues athlete protest regulations for Tokyo...

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In late 1981, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch sent a letter to German fencer Thomas Bach and others, stating “I have decided...

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 2: More courtroom drama, more...

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Look for tumultuous year on and off the field of play in 2020, with the Tokyo Games coming, but a lot of drama before...

LANE ONE: Puerto Rico now has a chance to host events in the 2028...

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In the United States, very little attention is generally paid to the ebbs and flows of Olympic politics, processes and procedures unless it directly...

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