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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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?

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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