5-Ring Circus

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo’s mixed signals on the virus; Paris 2024 on track; 400...

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(★ Friends: A big new bill for server and support costs has arrived. Your generosity has helped with prior charges – and while there...

LANE ONE: Naomi Osaka’s French Open withdrawal only the latest athlete vs. media mental-health...

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Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka of Japan withdrew from the French Open tennis tournament on Monday, declaring on Twitter, in part: “The truth is that I...

THE TICKER: Tokyo 2020 status now a circus; AIBA vaporizes $10 million debt; Belarus...

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

LANE ONE: IOC Athletes’ Forum endorses “10 Commandments” for Tokyo; Bach says Olympics is...

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The International Olympic Committee’s 10th International Athletes’ Forum was held online on Wednesday and Thursday, with a focus on a variety of issues beyond...

THE BIG PICTURE: FIFA Congress agrees to study biennial World Cups; Infantino proposes 11...

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Already the wealthiest of the International Federations, FIFA had a busy 71st Congress, held online last Friday (21st), taking several interesting decisions with an...

LANE ONE: Bad news for anti-Olympic whiners: Tokyo Games will go on, and it...

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The roller-coaster ride that has been the Games of the XXXII Olympiad just whipped through another barrel roll with not only an assurance that...

VOX POPULI: Why cancel the Olympics?

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By Jean-Loup Chappelet (Lausanne, Switzerland) I would like to reply to the calls for the Tokyo Olympic Games to be cancelled. Cancelling the Olympics, together with...

THE TICKER: More vaccines for PanAm delegations; LA28 signs Deloitte; five world leaders in...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Covid-19 vaccination express in...

LANE ONE: For Tokyo and beyond, the IOC should heed the Captain’s warning on...

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“What we've got here is ... failure to communicate.” That immortal line came from the iconic 1967 prison drama, “Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Some doctors say cancel Tokyo, others sign up to help; 4,000...

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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 Medical Practitioners...

LANE ONE: College football showed that being “athlete-centric” means the Tokyo 2020 Games will...

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(For our Highlights of last week's top national and international sports competitions, click here.) The news reports from Japan are filled with anti-Olympic petitions and polls,...

THE TICKER: Tokyo may be the only Olympic opportunity for 8,174 athletes; EOPAAA Commission...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Calls to cancel the Tokyo...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC spokesman Adams confident that “the Games can go ahead and...

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“We are confident we can deliver good Games and we will continue working towards that.” There’s your summary of Wednesday’s brief International Olympic Committee Executive...

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...

LANE ONE: Revisionist Olympic historians beware; the veterans of Los Angeles 1984 are watching...

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(For our Highlights of last week's top national and international sports competitions, click here.) In today’s edgy, confrontational, only-my-facts-are-right environment, even experts sometimes go astray. A...

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,...

LANE ONE: Is the skiing world ready for energy and evangelism? It could get...

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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) “So I have the vision to transform...

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...

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