TSX HEADLINES – for September 12, 2018: The United States Olympic Team would be crippled without the contributions of collegiate athletes.

But with all the turmoil in collegiate sports, the future of Olympic sports programs at the major colleges is far from assured. So the United States Olympic Committee decided to do something about it.

It created a discrete effort in 2016 to bring the USOC, the big schools in the Power-5 conferences and the NCAA together in an effort to assist collegiate athletes and help cement the importance of these sports on university campuses.

The feedback – and interests of today’s collegiate athletes – has been highly instructive for the USOC, helping it to shape its future plans to support collegiate sports which also happen to be on the Olympic program. Get the details in our Lane One commentary, plus another heavy week in international sports:

(1) THE TICKER: The head of the Russian anti-doping organization doesn’t think the World Anti-Doping Agency will reinstate Russia at its upcoming meeting on 20 September.

(2) THE BIG PICTURE: USOC chair Larry Probst will step down at the end of the year in favor of recent interim chief executive Susanne Lyons.

(3) SHOOTING: Americans Caitlin Connor, Kim Rhode and Amber English sweep the women’s Skeet final at the World Shooting Championships!

(4) SWIMMING: Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu both won five events at the first FINA Swimming World Cup in Russia and they are both ready for the second leg this week in Doha!

(5) TRIATHLON: American Katie Zaferes goes for the 2018 ITU World Series title this week in the series finale, in Gold Coast, Australia!

This issue includes ON DECK previews in Badminton ~ Basketball ~ Curling ~ Equestrian ~ Gymnastics ~ Swimming ~ Triathlon ~ Water Polo, and SCOREBOARD reports on Cycling ~ Football ~ Gymnastics ~ Modern Pentathlon ~ Shooting ~ Sport Climbing ~ Tennis, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!

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