Are athletes moving past the Games and into a post-Olympic world?

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 28, 2018: There’s something going on in international sport, with competitions now reaching far beyond the usual team-sports leagues and even the Olympic Games.

Athletes and teams are competing in new sports of all types, many now showcased in the World Games, which is coming to the U.S. in 2021.The International Olympic Committee has taken notice and actively monitors what is happening at this event and others like it.

Are heading for a post-Olympic world? Maybe not, but the international sports world is expanding faster than anyone could have imagined, and it hasn’t stopped yet. Are some of the sports now in the Olympic Games doomed?

We check out the situation in our Lane One commentary, plus:

(1) THE TICKER: Cities wanting to bid of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games have to tell the IOC by Saturday, plus Katie Ledecky turns pro, but will keep taking classes at Stanford.

(2) THE BIG PICTURE: Is the Special Olympics and the Olympic Movement finally getting closer together? Two important developments make it seem more likely!

(3) FOOTBALL: A very young U.S. men’s national team wins a not-always-friendly match, 1-0, against Paraguay in front of a loud crowd in North Carolina.

This issue includes ON DECK previews of events in Cycling ~ Fencing ~ Modern Pentathlon ~ Shooting, plus SCOREBOARD reports on Alpine Skiing ~ Football ~ Freestyle Skiing ~ Shooting, and AGENDA, our calendar of top-level international events.