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BOXING: Konakbayev appeals to CAS to be added to presidential ballot

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The drama over the future of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) and its 3 November presidential election continues, now at the Court of Arbitration...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC approves its “Athletes’ Declaration”

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Among the many features of the Youth Olympic Games program in Buenos Aires (ARG) was the Olympism in Action Forum sponsored by the International...

LANE ONE: Disconnected: Host city CEOs and the IOC on why anyone should host...

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Over the course of two days last week, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee and two chief executives of successful Olympic and...

IOC: Session approves new members, refugee team and YOG to Senegal

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A lot of activity during the final day of the IOC’s Session in Buenos Aires (ARG), including: ∙ Election of nine new members, including six...

LANE ONE: Dempsey punches the IOC hard, calls the Games “an enormous distraction”

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One of the co-founders of the No Olympics Boston team, Chris Dempsey, has become the face of the anti-Olympics movement in the United States...

GAMES Preview: Third Youth Olympic Games starts on Saturday

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Some 3,998 athletes from 206 nations are gathering in Buenos Aires (ARG) for the third Youth Olympic Games, a creation of the International Olympic...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing on the razor’s edge of elimination from the Olympic Games

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You almost never hear language like this in a statement from the International Olympic Committee: “The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today...

THE 5-RING CIRCUS: Calgary, Milan-Cortina and Stockholm recommended for 2026 Winter Games

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The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended that the full membership extend invitations to compete for the 2026 Games to three candidates: Calgary (CAN),...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC’s Olympism in Action Forum is worth noting

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The Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG) is getting set to blast off on Saturday (6th), but the International Olympic Committee has a...

THE BIG PICTURE: Youth Olympic Games start Saturday in Buenos Aires

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Ready or not, the third Youth Olympic Games will start next Saturday, 6 October, and run for 13 days in Buenos Aires (ARG). Most people...

LANE ONE: IOC starts answering its bid problems with Allianz sponsorship

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It’s no secret that the International Olympic Committee has a “trust” problem. Communities, especially in Europe, have demonstrated via political actions and referenda, that having...

THE BIG PICTURE: “Don’t even consider building a venue if there is not a...

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Although not designed as an activist organization, the Associated Press is keeping the pressure on officials of the Gangwon Province in Korea with a...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC Session moved from Milan to Lausanne in 2019

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The newest wrinkle in the bid process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is the move of the International Olympic Committee Session for 2019...

LANE ONE: Behind-the-scenes compromise has WADA poised to reinstate Russia on Thursday

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After multiple indications last week that the World Anti-Doping Agency would maintain its suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency at this coming Thursday’s meeting...

THE BIG PICTURE: Senegal’s selection for Youth Olympic Games part of an emphasis on...

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“Africa is the home of many successful and prominent Olympic athletes. Africa is a continent of youth. That is why we want to take...

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2018: Korea’s Gangwon Province pops the IOC’s cost-containment balloon

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The English-language version of the Korea newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, started the story this way: “Gangwon Province is mired in massive debts after hosting the...

A bad Asian Games for boxing; will it be knocked out for 2020?

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These are tense days for the International Boxing Federation, known in Olympic circles by its French acronym, AIBA. After an internal struggle over its finances,...

Bach on why an Olympic Games could be canceled

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During his lengthy interview with CNN Money Switzerland host Martina Fuchs, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was asked about the IOC’s financial reserves...

Bach to CNN Money: “Organizing the Olympic Games is a feasible investment”

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Say what you will about the International Olympic Committee and its 64-year-old president, Thomas Bach of Germany, but he’s not shy. Bach gave a wide-ranging,...

Commissions named

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Further to Wednesday’s Lane One column on the invisibility of IOC in the public debate about the future of the Games, especially in potential...

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