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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IAAF’s women’s regs suspended by Swiss Court, so Semenya can run...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● South Africa’s Caster Semenya won a round against the International...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Another London weightlifter disqualified, new doping rules about contaminated meat, it...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● The International Olympic Committee announced another doping positive from its...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Beach Games folds in San Diego; may be held elsewhere...

/Updated: see footnote/A long effort to bring a major international event to San Diego ended failure on Thursday as word leaked out that the...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Semenya’s appeal of IAAF regulations filed with the Swiss Federal Tribunal

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● As promised, South Africa’s Olympic 800 m champ Caster Semenya...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: More weightlifting doping positives, new T&F world leaders and the future...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● Although weightlifting has been fully reinstated into the Olympic sports...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 20-26 May 2019

The Stat Pack: a summary of results of international Grand Prix, World Cup and World Championships events, plus U.S. domestic events and Pan American...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 27 May 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC evaluation shows more (a lot more) confidence in Italy than...

The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission released its report on the two candidates for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, with considerably excitement over the...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IOC is going to be even more flexible in the Olympic...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Olympic Games ● The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board received a report...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing confirmed for Tokyo 2020, but organized by the IOC, not...

/Updated: see footnote/The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board kept its promise to the athletes. There will be a boxing tournament at the Tokyo Games in...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 13-19 May 2019

The Stat Pack: a summary of results of international Grand Prix, World Cup and World Championships events, plus U.S. domestic events and Pan American...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 20 March 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE...

THE BIG PICTURE: Poland’s Banka elected next head of the World Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency is headed by an elected Chair with a six-year term, rotated between a sports-organization candidate and one from governmental authorites. Poland’s...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding in...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bach signals AIBA’s days may be numbered

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will meet on 22 May in Lausanne to determine whether the International Boxing Association – known by its...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Raelene Boyle rightly calls on the IOC to redress East German...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● The Australian Olympic Committee’s Annual General Meeting drew a lot...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Hot distance running at the Payton Jordan Invite at Stanford

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Sure, the Diamond League opener in Doha was spectacular, but...

THE BIG PICTURE: Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds IAAF regulations on applicable levels...

The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed the requests for arbitration by Athletics South Africa and two-time Olympic 800 m champion Caster...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics’ future collides with its present over the next seven...

On Tuesday, USA Gymnastics announced that the 2020 Olympic Trials in Artistic Gymnastics will be held at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri...

STAT PACK: Results for the week of 15-21 April 2019

The Stat Pack: a summary of results of international Grand Prix, World Cup and World Championships events, plus U.S. domestic events and Pan American...

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