TSX HEADLINES – for December 3, 2018: There was a lot going on off the field this past weekend in international sports and we’re here to keep you informed.

The International Olympic Committee is starting a process to de-certify the International Boxing Association (AIBA) akin to what the United States Olympic Committee is doing with USA Gymnastics. But, according to the IOC, no boxers will be hurt in the process.

Meanwhile, a delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency was in Moscow to make arrangements for the “technical mission” to recover all of the drug-testing data from the infamous anti-doping laboratory that managed the state-run doping program from 2011-15. But there has been no announcement that the technical mission is on the way.

Finally, the membership of USA Track & Field elected former triple jump world-record holder Willie Banks as its candidate for the IAAF Council over incumbent Stephanie Hightower in a closely-watched selection process. Now Banks has to mount another campaign to get elected to the Council itself.

Many more details so that you’re fully informed in our Lane One commentary, plus more previews of this weekend’s events:

(1) THE TICKER: American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn has decided to postpone her retirement after this World Cup season into at least the beginning of December in 2019 so she can race one more time at he favorite venue. Where? (Hint: she’s won there 18 times!)

(2) THE BIG PICTURE: The 21st Century “battle of the bulge” is taking place over the budget for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The organizers have been cutting expenses for five years, but suddenly there are new needs; we have details.

(3) ALPINE SKIING: Mikaela Shiffrin wins again on the World Cup circuit and accomplishes a career first that no one else – man or woman – has ever done.

(4) BASKETBALL: The U.S. men had to make a fourth-quarter comeback to beat Uruguay in Montevideo, and clinch a spot for the American team at the 2019 FIBA World Cup!

(5) SWIMMING: Lots of Olympic Trials qualifying times at the 2018 USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, but it was Hali Flickinger who collected the most qualifiers!

This issue includes SCOREBOARD reports on Alpine Skiing ~ Archery ~ Badminton ~ Basketball ~ Cross Country Skiing ~ Cycling ~ Football ~ Luge ~ Nordic Combined ~ Rowing ~ Rugby ~ Ski Jumping ~ Swimming, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!

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