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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Weightlifting could face IOC suspension; AIBA wants a new name and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Weightlifting ● The fire under the International Weightlifting Federation is getting hotter. The...

LANE ONE: Once again, a fringe politician tries to use the Olympic Games for...

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A fascinating fight over Australia’s potential bid for the 2032 Olympic Games has developed that could test the public’s view of the event, thanks...

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: The IOC hands out lots of medals, but soon might be in...

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Having watched the International Olympic Committee at work from near and far over 40 years, it is amazing how that organization has changed, especially...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Diack trial postponed after son’s testimony shows up from Senegal

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: The new year has barely begun and the headlines are all about doping,...

LANE ONE: Bach beams as IOC’s Athletes’ Commission issues athlete protest regulations for Tokyo...

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In late 1981, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch sent a letter to German fencer Thomas Bach and others, stating “I have decided...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Chile proposes cheap Pan Am Games … at $507 million; the...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● XIX Pan American Games 2023 ● The organizing committee of the 2023...

THE BIG PICTURE: German documentary drops a bomb on weightlifting, alleging doping and financial...

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The folks who brought you the Russian doping scandal in December of 2014 are back at it again. The ARD network of regional public-service broadcasters...

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 2: More courtroom drama, more...

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Look for tumultuous year on and off the field of play in 2020, with the Tokyo Games coming, but a lot of drama before...

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 1: Showdowns coming in Tokyo!...

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The calendar has turned and we are now in the Olympic year of 2020. But although the Tokyo Games will be the top story...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: With gold haul from world meets, Biles and Dressel get...

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Courage was the key word on the international sports scene in 2019. Competitive courage, like the grit alpine skier Lindsey Vonn showed in making her...

LANE ONE: The top stories of 2019, from no. 5 to no. 1, a...

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Let there be no doubt, this was a wild year in Olympic sport, and as with so many areas today, full of contention, argument...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Russian strategy for doping case now plain; Women’s World Cup could...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● What appears to be a coordinated Russian strategy to contest...

LANE ONE: The top stories of 2019, from no. 10 to no. 6, and...

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As 2019 comes to a close, there were people, places and events that made a bid impression in this pre-Olympic year. We’ll bring you...

LANE ONE: The numbers are in, and while Tokyo’s budget stays level, WADA reports...

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Two important sets of reports were released late last week, by the Tokyo Olympic organizers and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Both showed good news,...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Russia appeals; PR star Pete Cava passes suddenly, another 2012 positive

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● RUSADA confirms sanctions appeal to CAS ● To the surprise of absolutely...

LANE ONE: Puerto Rico now has a chance to host events in the 2028...

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In the United States, very little attention is generally paid to the ebbs and flows of Olympic politics, processes and procedures unless it directly...

LANE ONE: Is anything going on in world sport besides Russia and doping? Yes,...

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There’s the NFL heading toward the playoffs and the baseball Hot Stove League is on fire right now, but in the Olympic world, all...

LANE ONE: WADA did this much right: they got the Russians angry! Or is...

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Monday’s decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to hold the Russian Anti-Doping Agency to be non-compliant for a period of four years was cheered...

LANE ONE: World Athletics and The Athletics Association should be talking schedule, not events

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Though the focus of the Olympic world is on what will happen to Russia at Monday’s World Anti-Doping Agency meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, there...

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