5-Ring Circus

LANE ONE: IOC approves Olympic Agenda 2020+5 after six-hour discussion; Tokyo spectator decision not...

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For those who expected the International Olympic Committee’s discussion of the 15-part Olympic Agenda 2020+5 to be completed by a voice vote in less...

THE BIG PICTURE: New USOPC Board readies for Tokyo, wants no Beijing boycott, still...

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While the International Olympic Committee was re-electing Thomas Bach, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee was also busy with its own Board meetings, concluding...

LANE ONE: Thomas Bach wins re-election as IOC President by 93-1, asks for “more...

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The second consecutive annual meeting of the whole of the International Olympic Committee by videoconference concluded its first of three days with a 93-1...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Bach re-election coming Wednesday; China offers vaccines for Olympians; $21,343 for...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● International Olympic Committee ● The 137th Session of the International Olympic Committee...

THE TICKER: Foreign fans expected to be barred from Tokyo 2020; IWF committee member...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● “We would really like people...

LANE ONE: IOC’s preference for Brisbane shows the bids of the future, and is...

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The International Olympic Committee’s announcement last week that the bid from the Queensland region of Australia – centered around Brisbane – was now “targeted”...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020 to elect 12 women to board; massive changes to...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport/updated/: ● Games of the XXXV Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee...

LANE ONE: Coronavirus, Beijing, Larry Nassar, weightlifting, doping: is the apocalypse right around the...

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Our Highlights of last weekend’s noteworthy competitions around the world is here. In December, 1776, American political activist Thomas Paine began his first American Crisis...

THE TICKER: Tokyo fan decision in April? Puma declares “war” on USOPC marks; hurdles...

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LANE ONE: Brisbane on the verge of getting 2032 Games; weightlifting on the verge...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: New York Rep. Katko calls for Beijing boycott, modest T&F television...

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LANE ONE: LA28 organizers, City of Los Angeles and State of California get a...

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THE TICKER: Hashimoto takes Tokyo 2020 reins; North Carolina to bid for 2027 WUG;...

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LANE ONE: IOC’s Agenda 2020+5 eyes massive commercial expansion, new multi-sport competitions, and eSports...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: IOC presents “Olympic Agenda 2020+5″; new U.S. athlete leaders; Shiffrin wins...

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LANE ONE: IOC letter slams boxing “progress” and weightlifting on the brink of chaos;...

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LANE ONE: Tokyo’s Olympic Kabuki sees Mori resign, and 14.5% popularity of the Games...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Mori expected to resign Friday; IOC wants U.S. rights enforcement help;...

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THE BIG PICTURE: Day-by-day in the Tokyo 2020 sexism fiasco and the future for...

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LANE ONE: Calls for a Beijing 2022 boycott grow louder, but is the reference...

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