TSX HEADLINES – for November 28, 2018: With all the reports of corruption, doping and financial problems, it’s nice to talk about sport for a change.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will name its Athletes of the Year in Monaco next week, with five excellent choices in the men’s and women’s divisions. Who should win?
American sprinter Christian Coleman? Marathon star Eliud Kipchoge? Steeplechase world-record setter Beatice Chepkoech? Undefeated sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo?
We go through the list and give you the winner (we think) and even a cynical alternate – if you believe in conspiracies – in our Lane One commentary, plus preview of key events coming up this week:
(1) THE TICKER: The CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019 venues were announced and for the first time, games will be played outside of the U.S., Mexico and Canada! But where?
(2) THE BIG PICTURE: The newest shake-up in the Olympic Movement is the indictment of IOC member, Association of National Olympic Committees and Olympic Council of Asia chief Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait. He’s had to relinquish his offices, but he says he’s innocent.
(3) BASKETBALL: The U.S. men are back in action in the qualifying maze for the FIBA 2019 World Cup, with two games in Argentina and Uruguay. They might be able to clinch their spot this weekend!
(4) SWIMMING: The first day for qualifying marks for the 2020 Olympic Trials is on Wednesday at the 2018 USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Greensboro, and Nathan Adrian, Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky – among others – are there!
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