TSX HEADLINES – for October 3, 2018: A very thoughtful and forward-looking man named Robert Kane was the president of the United States Olympic Committee between 1977 and 1981.

He was the head of the USOC during the “Miracle on Ice” Winter Games in Lake Placid, and had to deal with the U.S. government-imposed boycott of the Moscow Games in 1980. But before both of those events, he wanted to give U.S. athletes more opportunities to compete during the summer and helped create the National Sports Festival in 1978.

His concept blossomed, but became obsolete after the 1995 edition in Denver because there were many, many opportunities for U.S. athletes to compete everywhere.

That’s even more true today, as our updated Competition Calendar for 2018-19 shows. It’s included in this issue as a 19-page insert, listing 768 important events in sports on the Olympic or Olympic Winter Games program. Senior-level multi-sport events, world championships, world cups, U.S. national championships … they’re all there.

Is it too much?

Check out the insert following page 6 of this issue, along with previews of this week’s events, including the U.S. women’s football team getting serious for the first time in two years:

(1) THE TICKER: U.S. Swimming handed out its 2018 awards at its annual convention, which meant more hardware for Katie Ledecky!

(2) THE BIG PICTURE: Maybe the International Olympic Committee isn’t as tone-deaf as some think. It invited its most vociferous critic in the United States to its Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires!

(3) FOOTBALL: The U.S. women’s national team finally gets to play some meaningful games, with qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in France on the line at the CONCACAF Women’s Championships starting Thursday.

(4) SWIMMING: The fourth leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup will be in Budapest and Hungarian star Katinka Hosszu is getting ready to put on a show. How many events will she enter? Hint: not all of them, but pretty close!

(5) VOLLEYBALL: The U.S. has already qualified for the second round of the FIVB women’s World Championships, after winning just its first three matches in pool play!

This issue includes ON DECK previews of Badminton ~ Equestrian ~ Football ~ Swimming; SCOREBOARD reports on Volleyball, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!

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