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LANE ONE: French President Macron wants “maximum pressure” for more medals in 2024; asks...

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If you think Olympic sport in the U.S. is contentious, over athlete expression, sponsorship rights and protests, consider what’s going on in France! Last week’s...

THE TICKER: IOC slaps AIBA; Doping penalties confirmed for Salazar, Brown and Jack; Lloyd...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● International Olympic Committee ● The IOC announced a remarkable €1 million grant by...

THE BIG PICTURE: Raisman, Biles rip FBI, USA Gymnastics, USOPC, Center for SafeSport in...

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“I ask that you please do all that is in your power to ensure that these individuals are held responsible, and accountable for ignoring...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Carter named LA28 chief executive; Niyonsaba gets 2,000 m world record,...

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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 International Testing Agency...

LANE ONE: Naomi Osaka may have lost at the U.S. Open, but everyone learned...

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“Like, I didn't know how big of a deal it would become.” Although newspaper circulations are way down, the press – reformed for the digital...

INTEL REPORT: Paralympics reaches 4% of U.S. population on TV; Barcelona’s 2030 Winter Games...

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Key status updates on the urgent stories in Olympic sport: ● XVI Paralympic Games: Tokyo 2020 ● NBC showed 1,200 hours of the Tokyo Paralympic...

PANORAMA: IOC helps save Afghans, suspends North Korea; Crouser and Ewen sweep Zurich shot...

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(For our updated – as of 1 September – 743-event International Sports Calendar for 2021 and beyond, click here!) Key status updates on the urgent stories...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Putin says Vladivostok for 2036? Diamond League final starts Wednesday in...

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(For our updated – as of 1 September – 743-event International Sports Calendar for 2021 and beyond, click here!) News, views and noise from the non-stop,...

LANE ONE: The Tokyo Games will be long remembered, but now Paris has the...

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(For our updated – as of 1 September – 743-event International Sports Calendar for 2021 and beyond, click here!) Thank you, Tokyo. With the closing of...

THE BIG PICTURE: Tokyo 2020 closes; Roglic gets La Vuelta three-peat, U.S.-Canada qualifying draw;...

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(For our updated – as of 1 September – 743-event International Sports Calendar for 2021 and beyond, by date and by sport, click here!) ● XVI...

MILLER TIME: Remembering Jacques Rogge, and Dick Pound’s Olympic Near-Miss

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

THE TICKER: Not much Paralympic TV audience in U.S.; will the Youth Olympic Games...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● XVI Paralympic Games: Tokyo 2020 ● The two Afghan athletes who finally made...

THE BIG PICTURE: Budapest plays politics with 2023 World Athletics Champs; USA Gymnastics &...

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Three major developments in 20 hours in the Olympic-sport world: ● Athletics ● The Budapest General Assembly voted 18-13 on Wednesday (1st) “that the city...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Former IOC chief Rogge passes at 79; Afghan Paralympians will compete...

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LANE ONE: Is Budapest’s Mayor Karacsony really going to hand back the 2023 World...

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THE TICKER: It isn’t easy being Sydney McLaughlin; good Pre Classic TV ratings; Roglic...

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LANE ONE: LA28’s Kathy Carter says 2021 has been good, working to build an...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo Paralympics open Tuesday; was Thompson-Herah’s 10.54 the WR? Is Eugene...

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LANE ONE: New bills aim to target international “doping mafia” via U.S. criminal racketeering...

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THE TICKER: Tokyo likes the Games after all; NBC to show Pre Classic Saturday;...

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