5-Ring Circus

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...

LANE ONE: “Gotcha” reporting of “possible” U.S. boycott of Beijing 2022 was not just...

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A commentary: In a November 2020 report on trust in news media, 69% of Americans thought “news organizations being too dramatic or too sensational...

THE BIG PICTURE: U.S. State Department exploring boycott of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games...

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/This story has been updated; for a full follow-up, click here/ U.S. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said at a briefing today (6th)...

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...

LANE ONE: Now that the EOPAAA Commission is set, what will it do in...

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The Empowering Olympic, Paralympic and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020 (EOPAAA: S. 2330) became law on 30 October last year and created the potentially...

THE TICKER: Final four members of EOPAAA Commission finally named; 2021 WUG in Chengdu...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee ● It took five months since the passage...

THE BIG PICTURE: California Supreme Court shields USOPC from athlete abuse suit against USA...

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A potentially significant case in the continuing tumult over sexual abuse of athletes came down on Thursday (1st), with the California Supreme Court unanimously...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Tokyo ticket buyers to lose 20% CoSport fee; Milan-Cortina logo...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: (For coverage of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s new protest regulations for...

THE BIG PICTURE: USOPC issues protest guidelines, but only for Olympic and Paralympic Trials...

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The long-awaited regulations concerning acceptable forms of protest by American athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games ... have not yet been issued. The U.S....

LANE ONE: Japan is serious, wants to chop foreign accreditees for Tokyo Games by...

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If there was any doubt about how serious Japan is about hosting this summer’s Olympic Games as safely as is possible in the midst...

THE TICKER: Olympic Torch Relay is off and running; Brisbane City Council approves 2032...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Olympic Torch Relay began...

LANE ONE: The IOC is not asleep; its new bidding system is designed avoid...

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It’s pretty clear that the International Olympic Committee’s return to China as the host for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 is going...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo ticket refund process for U.S. buyers is murky; Covid positive...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● U.S. purchasers of ticket...

LANE ONE: No surprise as Japan bans foreign fans for Games, but that’s only...

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(For our Highlights recap of last week's most noteworthy competitions, click here) “Today, the Five Parties (the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee...

THE TICKER: Tokyo 2020 foreign-fan decision tomorrow? Paris 2024 to offer event ‘carbon calculator’;...

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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 foreign...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo foreign spectator ban might come next week; LA28 adds Comcast...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: While the 137th Session of the International Olympic Committee dominated last week’s news,...

LANE ONE: IOC’s Agenda 2020+5 “Road to the Games” initiative is about money: for...

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One of the most interesting and possibly pivotal exchanges during the six-hour discussion at last week’s 137th Session of the International Olympic Committee about...

THE BIG PICTURE: Mitt Romney’s “The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics”

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Former Massachusetts Governor, former President of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games organizing committee and current U.S. Senator from Utah Mitt Romney...

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