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LANE ONE: Weightlifting confirmed for Paris 2024 by the IOC Executive Board

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The International Weightlifting Federation was the big winner on the first day of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board in Lausanne (SUI) on Tuesday,...

LANE ONE: Crucial IOC Executive Board meeting this week in Switzerland could impact multiple...

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We’re going to have some interesting days starting on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meets in Lausanne (SUI). A series of...

BOXING: AIBA President Rakhimov “to step aside” with IOC Executive Board meeting next week

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The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meeting starts next Tuesday in Lausanne (SUI) and the status of the International Boxing Association (“AIBA”) is on...

LANE ONE: A call to eliminate guns from the Games, but that doesn’t go...

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The highly-respected Alan Abrahamson, one of the best commentators on Olympic sport, wrote on his 3WireSports site last Saturday that: "The Games and the values...

THE BIG PICTURE: With Congress on its tail, USOC is putting heat on its...

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Stung by the multiple Congressional inquiries into its responses – or lack of responses – to the sexual-abuse situations in swimming, gymnastics and other...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing federation implements judging challenge rule

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The International Boxing Association (AIBA) completed two days of Executive Committee meetings in Istanbul (TUR), with a significant modification to its competition format that...

LANE ONE: Can it get any worse for boxers training for the 2020 Olympic...

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If you’re a boxer with Olympic aspirations, this has to be a difficult time, because all you can do is wait. You’re training, working and...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC starts boxing inquiry with 41 questions

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The International Olympic Committee’s inquiry into boxing has finally gotten started. The International Boxing Association, known by its old French acronym of AIBA, is in...

LANE ONE: Ready for chaos? This might be the year for it in Olympic...

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If you thought 2018 was a rough year for the Olympic Movement, in board rooms, courtrooms and the halls of the U.S. Congress, get...

LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but also...

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As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the...

BOXING: AIBA wants to meet ASAP with IOC Working Group

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In the aftermath of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board’s decision to form an ad hoc committee to examine whether the International Boxing Association...

LANE ONE: Walking in parallel, the IOC and USOC are reworking their power over...

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Perhaps not unexpectedly, the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee are walking, side-by-side, down a parallel road of de-certification of a...

LANE ONE: The IOC punches AIBA, is WADA being played for a dope in...

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Quite a weekend of action off the fields of play, with major developments in the ongoing saga of boxing and the Olympic Games, doping...

BOXING: India’s hero Mary Kom wins sixth Women’s World title

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With all of the tumult over boxing governance and its possible elimination from the Olympic program, a national hero came through with a record-setting...

BOXING: Finals being set in Women’s World Champs

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The AIBA Women’s World Championships in New Delhi (IND) has reached the medal-deciding stage, with the first set of semifinals completed on Thursday and...

BOXING: India in hot water for refusing to admit Kosovo boxer for Women’s Worlds

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While the AIBA Women’s World Championships are continuing in New Delhi (IND), the refusal of the Indian government to allow Kosovo boxer Donjeta Sadiku...

BOXING Preview: Women’s World Champs start in New Delhi

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Ten days of boxing will decide the women’s World Champions for 2018 as the 10th edition of the women’s championships take place in New...

LANE ONE: Boxing elects “organized crime” leader Rakhimov as president; now what?

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Elections of international federation presidents aren’t usually too exciting except for those in the sport. There are exceptions, of course, and one of those...

BOXING: Konakbayev placed on the ballot by CAS

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With the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presidential vote looming on Saturday (3 November), the Court of Arbitration for Sport formally cleared the way for...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing federation election controversy continues

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With the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Congress and its presidential election coming on 3 November, the activity surrounding it has increased dramatically. The Court of...

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