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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Koike crushes 21 others for re-election; AIBA-WBA tie-up coming? WADA’s Banka...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Incumbent Yuriko Koike won...

LANE ONE: Only half-baked: U.S. athlete statement demands that they must be heard, then...

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LANE ONE: Protest or not to protest? The IOC’s choices are hardly black or...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Diack calls son “a thug,” Tokyo sponsors wavering on 2021, Australia-New...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● Further to our Lane One column for 10 June...

LANE ONE: Racism becomes issue one for IOC, but consensus will be favored over...

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There are plenty of people who will tell you the International Olympic Committee is deaf. Not this time. Although the preparations for Tokyo 2020 were...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Ajan says McLaren Report charges “unfounded” while 11-year-old skateboarder Brown survives...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: “The claims against me are unfounded” That’s the reply of former International Weightlifting Federation...

LANE ONE: American athletes should write their own version of the IOC’s Rule 50:...

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“The IOC’s current position is very clear in regards to protest. Whether you agree or not, and choose to follow the rules, will be...

MILLER TIME: Thomas Bach’s bid to upstage Sisyphus

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/It’s a great pleasure to present this guest column by one of the most knowledgeable observers of the Olympic Movement, Britain’s David Miller. For...

LANE ONE: It isn’t easy being an Olympic athlete in almost any sport, and...

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It’s hard enough to be an Olympic athlete, especially from hyper-competitive teams like the United States, China, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and elsewhere. It got...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Remembering the day Jesse Owens set six world records in 45...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Today is Memorial Day in the United States, remembering those...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: What’s in the IOC’s $650 million cost for postponing Tokyo; Stefanidi...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● We received a lot of response to Sunday’s Lane...

LANE ONE: Bach asks for “frugal Games” in Tokyo; what can be learned from...

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For those of a certain age, who lived through a prior crisis that threatened the existence of the Olympic Games, it was simply staggering...

THE TICKER: IOC says Tokyo delay will cost it $800 million, including IF bail-outs;...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● International Olympic Committee ● “We anticipate we will have to bear costs of...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Track not dead; UK Sports asks for more money; UK Athletics...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● On the responses to our 24 April story about...

LANE ONE: Will a year’s delay really be so bad? Seven ways the Tokyo...

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Almost as soon as the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo would be delayed by a year, estimates began appearing of the...

THE TICKER: Aimless chatter on Tokyo; Bach sees virus crisis leading to a coordinated...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The endless cycle of comments,...

LANE ONE: France’s Guy Drut says the Games “must reinvent themselves”; how about throwing...

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France’s Guy Drut is best known as the 1976 Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles and a a controversial politician in his home...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Coe on Kenya and doping: “The Russian situation is entirely different”...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● During our online time with World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe...

LANE ONE: Coronavirus could impact the path forward for Nassar survivors, especially if Tokyo...

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One of the few absolutely true statements being made about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is that there is no way to know...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Athletics chief Coe: “We’ve just got to get more one-day...

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World Athletics President Sebastian Coe (GBR) may be confined in his London home, but he’s hardly resting. As part of a continuing series of...

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