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HEARD AT HALFTIME: WHO’s Ryan explains Olympic virus risk; sprint star Richardson ready to...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Tokyo Games continue...

THE TICKER: Losing Tokyo gubernatorial candidate petitions to cancel Games; anti-doping tests back up...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2032 ● A prominent Japanese attorney who...

LANE ONE: British sprinter Gemili wants to protest at the Tokyo Games, since no...

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Sad, so sad, but so true. Adam Gemili, Britain’s powerfully built, two-time Olympic sprinter, with bests of 9.97 from 2015 and 19.97 from 2016, is...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo spectator decision to reflect baseball & soccer situation; Australian gymnast...

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(For our updated, 506-event, International Sports Calendar for 2021, click here) (For our Highlights of the weekend’s competitions, click here) News, views and noise from the non-stop,...

HIGHLIGHTS: World leaders 9.88 for Bromell and 74-6 1/2 for Kovacs; Pan-Am title for...

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(For our updated, 506-event International Sports Calendar for 2021, click here) Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: ● Athletics ● The fifth World Athletics Relays...

THE LATEST: New Tokyo 2020 playbooks for federations, sponsors and news media confirm plenty...

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Four new Tokyo 2020 “playbooks” were delivered on Friday as promised, for International Federation staff, press, broadcasters and “marketing partners,” with most of the...

THE TICKER: No-spectator Games in Tokyo still possible; T&F gets modest ratings from 4-hour...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● “We are in a very...

THE BIG PICTURE: Expanded Tokyo 2020 athletes and officials “playbook” mandates heavy preparation, daily...

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“These Games will be different and we all have to adjust. In addition to no overseas spectators, you will face restrictions to the places...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020 plans heavier testing; Australia backs Brisbane ‘32 finances; U.S....

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Tokyo organizers are...

THE TICKER: Tokyo spectator decision postponed; A$1 billion for Brisbane ‘32 stadium? USOPC ticket...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The question of whether there...

LANE ONE: IOC Athletes’ Commission recommends no protests on podium or ceremonies at Games;...

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“Essentially, nothing really changes for athletes as far as field-of–play, ceremonies, podiums are concerned; everything remains the same as far as that angle is...

LANE ONE: Beijing 2022 is the IOC’s new challenge as it wrestles with changes...

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/Updated/Last month’s opening day of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification matches in Europe’s Group G saw Norway win, as expected, at Gibraltar by...

HIGHLIGHTS: World-leading 1:57.73 for Athing Mu; 2:04:30 marathon win for Kipchoge; Russia win ISU...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: ● Artistic Swimming ● The third leg of the FINA World Series was in Kazan (RUS) this...

THE TICKER: Tokyo cancellation comes up again; Coleman’s suspension for Tokyo Games confirmed; Talakhadze...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● It took less than a...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Coronavirus fears dampen Japan’s Games enthusiasm; group tells Stanford to restore...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● A Kyodo News poll...

LANE THREE: At Team USA Media Summit, U.S. fans are “catching up” to women’s...

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(For part one of our Team USA Media Summit review: click here; for part two: click here) Last of a three-part review of last week’s online...

LANE TWO: At Team USA Media Summit, Crouser throws medicine balls into bridges; diving...

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(For part one of our Team USA Media Summit review, click here) /Updated/Last week’s online Team USA Media Summit gave Olympic and Paralympic athletes and...

LANE ONE: At Team USA Media Summit, Felix says 2021 is her last Games,...

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(For our Highlights of the weekend's top events, click here) The coronavirus created another first last week as the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee held...

THE TICKER: A Berlin-Tel Aviv Olympic bid for 2036? Four new Russian doping sanctions...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus /updated/: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Osaka Prefecture Governor Hirofumi...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: North Korea to skip Tokyo? Japan’s leukemia survivor Ikee makes Tokyo...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Japan’s Kyodo News Service...

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