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LANE ONE: One of the lasting effects of the pandemic may be the way...

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No one knows when the coronavirus pandemic will end, but everyone is sure that it will have brought changes to the way we live...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020 announces “simplification” measures; IOC concerns mount on Italian government...

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THE TICKER: Everyone wants in on the Russian appeal of its suspension by WADA

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Doping ● It seems that everybody is in on the appeal of the...

LANE ONE: Are the IAAF World Championships the last laugh for Lamine Diack?

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For those who care about track & field – as I do – the current edition of the IAAF World Championships are at the...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Bubka and Popov fiercely refute Cabral’s testimony on Rio bribes; FIFA...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXI Olympiad: Rio 2016 ● In the wake of...

LANE ONE: Ex-Rio governor tells court of $2 million in bribes to buy Rio...

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Sergio Cabral, who served as the governor of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro from 2007-14, told a Brazilian court on Thursday that...

THE BIG PICTURE: Diack investigation might be moving along after all

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We noted on Tuesday that the investigation by French authorities into the influence-buying and doping cover-up involving former International Olympic Committee member and IAAF...

THE BIG PICTURE: Under pressure, Japan’s Takeda to resign from Japan’s Olympic Committee in...

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The 71-year-old head of the Japan Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the JOC and as a member...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bad news for weightlifting after six Thai positives

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The International Weightlifting Federation has turned itself inside out trying to eliminate the scourge of doping, but it has been difficult. Despite a massive education...

LANE ONE: The Takeda investigation could be worse for the IOC than the Salt...

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Friday’s stunning revelation that the president of the Japan Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under investigation in France for corruption is the most serious...

LANE ONE: Has the Olympic volunteer program lost its way?

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One of the many revolutionary changes made by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles was the...

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