TSX HEADLINES – for November 16, 2018: There was no explosion at the World Anti-Doping Agency Foundation Board meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on Thursday, but there was some important progress.
A WADA delegation will go to Moscow on 28 November to work out the details for getting the Moscow Lab records for the 2011-15 scandal period, required to be provided by the Russians by 31 December.
An internal investigation found no “bullying” against the WADA Athletes Commission head Beckie Scott of Canada last September, but, the investigation will continue.
Perhaps most important were a series of governance reforms, designed to make WADA more responsive to the voice of the athletes and independent of all outside influences.
So there was actually quite a lot going on. We have many more details in our Lane One commentary, plus a look-ahead to the weekend in Olympic sport:
(1) THE TICKER: The annual USA Swimming Golden Goggles awards show is next Monday in New York; will Katie Ledecky win her sixth women’s swimmer of the year award in a row?
(2) THE BIG PICTURE: It looked like the International Olympic Committee and the National Olympic Committee of Spain got the Spanish government to back down on its Kosovo policy, but not quite … it’s still a mess.
(3) ALPINE SKIING: The FIS Alpine World Cup Slalom season opens near the Arctic Circle in Levi, Finland this weekend. Will American Mikaela Shiffrin get to name her third reindeer? Reindeer?
(4) SWIMMING: Final leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup is in Singapore, with Swede Sarah Sjostrom and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu vying for the seasonal title … and the $150,000 first prize!
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