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LANE ONE: U.S. survey says most kids quit sports by age 11, but is...

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A breathless story posted last Friday on the Web site of station 41 KSHB in Kansas City announced: “Study shows more young athletes calling it...

THE BIG PICTURE: Seven more Russian weightlifters suspended for suspected doping by IWF

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The International Weightlifting Federation announced its second batch of provisional suspensions this week of Russian weightlifters who competed between 2006 and 2017, for violations...

LANE ONE: With a possible 2032 bid ahead, Australia’s Queensland region is now having...

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The tumult over bids for the Olympic and Olympic Winter Games should have subsided after the selection of Milan-Cortina to host the 2018 Olympic...

THE BIG PICTURE: Five Russian weightlifters charged with doping violations

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The treasure trove of laboratory data and doping specimens retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory by the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year appears to...

LANE ONE: What did we learn from the Pan American Games in Lima? It’s...

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Make no mistake: the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima was a success. The venues all worked, the competitions rolled on without too many problems,...

LANE ONE: Lima has done well, but what is the future of the Pan...

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If you have been watching the XVIII Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, you have seen some compelling competition and some amazing stories, the...

LANE ONE: Did you see where Germany drew 178,000 for ten national championships on...

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Whenever it seems certain that Olympic sport is essentially dead and that most of these sports are on their way back to recreational status...

LANE ONE: Anti-Olympic activists appear to be getting their strategy from … Prof. Quincy...

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In one of the most riotous comedies of all time and a world-class spoof of American college life, Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff addressed the...

LANE ONE: U.S. men’s soccer players want their “fair share” of revenues; how much...

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The lowest point in the last 30 years for the U.S. men’s soccer team came on 10 October 2017, when Trinidad & Tobago defeated...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Gyarfas charged in 1998 murder plot; worries about IAAF Council candidates...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Aquatics ● Back in May, we asked why the international federation responsible...

THE BIG PICTURE: Swiss Court says Semenya’s appeal appears “not well founded”

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The Swiss Federal Tribunal issued a statement detailing its order of 30 July, reinstating the IAAF regulations on women with “differences in sex development.” While...

LANE TWO: Welcome to version 3.0 of The Sports Examiner and introducing the TSX...

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Dear friends: The concept for The Sports Examiner was to provide an all-in-one reference point from which readers could survey the entire Olympic Movement, especially...

LANE ONE: Senators Moran and Blumenthal submit bill to strengthen oversight of USOPC, but...

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The long Congressional inquiry into the Larry Nassar scandal, the history of athlete abuse in some sports and the lack of action by U.S....

THE BIG PICTURE: Future of U.S. Women’s National Team clouds with Ellis leaving and...

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After developments on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. women’s World Cup victory in France just 23 days ago already seems far behind in the...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 29 July 2019

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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...

LANE ONE: How the Gwangju Worlds will change the lives of Caeleb Dressel, Regan...

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The two weeks of the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, Korea and its two distinct parts have concluded. The first week domination of...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 26 July 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened this week in Olympic sport: LANE ONE Wednesday: Two athletes...

PAN AMERICAN GAMES: Largest-ever Pan Ams start in Lima with Olympic qualifications on the...

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The 18th Pan American Games – the largest ever – are actually underway in Lima, Peru, with the Opening Ceremony tonight at the Estadio...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Another 2012 gold medalist caught for doping; Katie Ledecky speaks and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXX Olympiad: London 2012 ● The International Olympic Committee...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 22 July 2019

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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...

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