TSX HEADLINES – for December 5, 2018: They didn’t plan it this way, but the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee are walking, side-by-side, down two lanes of the same path.

Both are now trying to figure how to discipline – or dismiss – two of their affiliated sports federations: the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and USA Gymnastics. One has a process for this, one is making it up as it goes.

There is even more at stake than what happens to the boxing or gymnastics. These proceedings will set the precedent for how international or U.S. federations are sanctioned or removed from the international or U.S. Olympic Movement.

We have many more details in our Lane One commentary, plus previews of this weekend’s events:

(1) THE TICKER: The IAAF held its annual gala and recognized its Athletes of the Year – good choices this time – and awarded the 2023 World Championships, that could cost up to $110 million!

(2) THE BIG PICTURE: The IAAF also told the Russians where to stay: on suspension, as the federation’s issues regarding Russian doping have not been resolved. But there was some progress to report.

(3) FIGURE SKATING: The ISU Grand Prix Final is on this week in Vancouver, with World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and Russia’s Olympic champ, Alina Zagitova, the headliners!

This issue includes ON DECK previews of Biathlon ~ Curling ~ Figure Skating ~ Freestyle Skiing & Snowboard ~ Rugby; a SCOREBOARD report on rowing, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!

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