TSX HEADLINES – for August 10, 2018: There was a time when, sadly, American athletes were at the forefront of doping in Olympic sports. But things have changed.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just released the results of an 83-question survey from 2017, in which nearly 900 U.S. athletes who are part of the USADA drug-testing pool gave their opinions on testing procedures, supplements, penalties and how it feels to fail.
The results are fascinating and line up to some extent with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s recent report on testing results for 2017. It’s a unique snapshot of the anti-doping effort and a turn in the culture of Olympic-sport athletes.
Get the details in our Lane One commentary, plus the end of the European Championships in swimming and the start of the Pan-Pacific Championships in Tokyo:
(1) THE BIG PICTURE: A triple-Olympic medalist in cycling thinks Russia will be banned or restricted from competing in 2020 and now wants to compete for Uzbekistan … two weeks from now!
(2) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Marvelous European Swimming Champs have concluded with two world records, 12 new world-leading marks and three athletes who won four gold medals each; we have the details!
(3) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: If you think Norway’s 400 m Hurdles World Champion Karsten Warholm was discouraged by losing his first five Diamond League races this season, check out what he did in Berlin!
(4) SOFTBALL: The defending champion U.S. women’s team and host Japan both finished group play undefeated and are on a collision course in the World Softball Championships playoffs!
(5) SWIMMING: Big opening day for the U.S. in the Pan-Pacific Championships in Tokyo with five wins in nine events, 11 medals in all and a world-leading 400 m Medley from Chase Kalisz!
This issue includes ON DECK previews of Cycling ~ Judo ~ Taekwondo, SCOREBOARD reports on the European Championships (Swimming, Athletics and Cycling) ~ Cycling ~ Softball ~ Swimming, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!Want to stay informed on the worldwide carousel of sports? There’s only one way to follow all 41 sports on the Olympic program: read The Sports Examiner! Join the fun today and get more than 150 issues a year delivered directly to your e-mail inbox: Click here to subscribe!