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LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but...

As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the most gut-wrenching over the course of the year. We’ve identified our top 10 stories of the year in Olympic sport, with today’s edition profiling nos. 10-6: 10. Cycling: Britain sweeps the […]
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The IAAF shows an iron hand to Russia on doping … and it’s...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 30, 2018: The president of the International Olympic Committee said he was ready to welcome Russia back into the Olympic Movement. The International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF – said not so fast. At its Council meeting last week, the IAAF’s task force on the Russian issue maintained […]
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The IAAF shows an iron hand to Russia on doping … and it’s...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 30, 2018: The president of the International Olympic Committee said he was ready to welcome Russia back into the Olympic Movement. The International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF – said not so fast. At its Council meeting last week, the IAAF’s task force on the Russian issue maintained […]
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U.S. athletes tell Congress: Fix the “unregulated monopoly” you set up in 1978

TSX HEADLINES – for July 27, 2018: The U.S. Senate Sub-Committee hearing on “Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions” last Tuesday focused mostly on the sexual abuse issues at the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. But the most important part of the hearing was the […]
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U.S. athletes tell Congress: Fix the “unregulated monopoly” you set up in 1978

TSX HEADLINES – for July 27, 2018: The U.S. Senate Sub-Committee hearing on “Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes: Moving Forward with Solutions” last Tuesday focused mostly on the sexual abuse issues at the United States Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics and at Michigan State University. But the most important part of the hearing was 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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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: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, a face-to-face discussion between the gaming world and the Olympic Movement. One of the most interesting sessions was one devoted to how the Olympic Movement itself is […]
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The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, China. Even with the added events, however, the total number of athletes to compete in 2022 will now be less than in 2018. Part of […]
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The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, China. Even with the added events, however, the total number of athletes to compete in 2022 will now be less than in 2018. Part of […]
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The high costs of being a professional athlete … even for an Olympic...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 18, 2018: Trying to make a living in track & field – or most Olympic sports for that matter – is hard … even for a three-time Olympic gold medalist. American Tianna Bartoletta, who became World Champion in the long jump way back in 2005 and won two Olympic golds […]
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The high costs of being a professional athlete … even for an Olympic...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 18, 2018: Trying to make a living in track & field – or most Olympic sports for that matter – is hard … even for a three-time Olympic gold medalist. American Tianna Bartoletta, who became World Champion in the long jump way back in 2005 and won two Olympic golds […]
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The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely […]
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The days of being anonymous are over: Russia 2018’s legacy will be the...

TSX HEADLINES – for July 16, 2018: The 2018 World Cup in Russia is over and except for French fans waiting to buy shirts with two stars on them, the memory is already fading. But there will be a legacy from Russia 2018, worn around the necks of future spectators in World Cups and likely […]
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Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in various areas to help ensure the success of both Games. It’s a good idea, but will these organizations – and beyond them, the Los […]
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Tokyo and Paris sign mutual-cooperation accord, but will they really cooperate?

TSX HEADLINES – for July 13, 2018: With considerable fanfare, the chief executives of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and Paris 2024 committee signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in various areas to help ensure the success of both Games. It’s a good idea, but will these organizations – and beyond them, the Los […]
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Hey IOC, follow golf’s lead to fix your Olympic bid (and cost) crisis

TSX HEADLINES – for July 4, 2018: Sure, it’s a holiday, but no one told the Olympic world about it! Amid a wild week of events, with the World Cup continuing, Wimbledon and the Tour de France starting and a sensational Diamond League ahead in Lausanne on Thursday, former PGA top-100 money winner and Olympics […]
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Hey IOC, follow golf’s lead to fix your Olympic bid (and cost) crisis

TSX HEADLINES – for July 4, 2018: Sure, it’s a holiday, but no one told the Olympic world about it! Amid a wild week of events, with the World Cup continuing, Wimbledon and the Tour de France starting and a sensational Diamond League ahead in Lausanne on Thursday, former PGA top-100 money winner and Olympics […]
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