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LANE ONE: Tokyo Games will have spectators, as organizers and Japanese government hold true...

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LANE ONE: LA28 picks up the pace on sponsorships, while 2019 financials show slowed...

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LANE ONE: NBC warms up the country before Tokyo: two weeks of U.S. Olympic...

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LANE ONE: IOC Executive Board recommends Brisbane for 2032, showing the IOC’s path forward...

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LANE ONE: The power of the Olympics is limited, but isn’t it the international...

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LANE ONE: IOC CoComm happy with Paris 2024, because it needs the French to...

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LANE ONE: Naomi Osaka’s French Open withdrawal only the latest athlete vs. media mental-health...

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Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka of Japan withdrew from the French Open tennis tournament on Monday, declaring on Twitter, in part: “The truth is that I...

LANE ONE: IOC Athletes’ Forum endorses “10 Commandments” for Tokyo; Bach says Olympics is...

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The International Olympic Committee’s 10th International Athletes’ Forum was held online on Wednesday and Thursday, with a focus on a variety of issues beyond...

LANE ONE: Bad news for anti-Olympic whiners: Tokyo Games will go on, and it...

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The roller-coaster ride that has been the Games of the XXXII Olympiad just whipped through another barrel roll with not only an assurance that...

LANE ONE: For Tokyo and beyond, the IOC should heed the Captain’s warning on...

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“What we've got here is ... failure to communicate.” That immortal line came from the iconic 1967 prison drama, “Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman...

LANE ONE: College football showed that being “athlete-centric” means the Tokyo 2020 Games will...

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(For our Highlights of last week's top national and international sports competitions, click here.) The news reports from Japan are filled with anti-Olympic petitions and polls,...

LANE ONE: Revisionist Olympic historians beware; the veterans of Los Angeles 1984 are watching...

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(For our Highlights of last week's top national and international sports competitions, click here.) In today’s edgy, confrontational, only-my-facts-are-right environment, even experts sometimes go astray. A...

LANE ONE: British sprinter Gemili wants to protest at the Tokyo Games, since no...

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Sad, so sad, but so true. Adam Gemili, Britain’s powerfully built, two-time Olympic sprinter, with bests of 9.97 from 2015 and 19.97 from 2016, is...

LANE ONE: Is the skiing world ready for energy and evangelism? It could get...

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(For our updated, 506-event, International Sports Calendar for 2021, click here) (For our Highlights of the weekend’s competitions, click here) “So I have the vision to transform...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Tokyo 2020 plans heavier testing; Australia backs Brisbane ‘32 finances; U.S....

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The Tokyo organizers are...

LANE ONE: China’s impact: 14% of all votes in IOC Athletes’ Commission survey of...

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(For our updated Highlights review of last week’s top competitions, click here) Voting matters, and Chinese athletes did so early and often, helping to shape...

LANE ONE: IOC Athletes’ Commission recommends no protests on podium or ceremonies at Games;...

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“Essentially, nothing really changes for athletes as far as field-of–play, ceremonies, podiums are concerned; everything remains the same as far as that angle is...

LANE ONE: Beijing 2022 is the IOC’s new challenge as it wrestles with changes...

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/Updated/Last month’s opening day of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification matches in Europe’s Group G saw Norway win, as expected, at Gibraltar by...

LANE THREE: At Team USA Media Summit, U.S. fans are “catching up” to women’s...

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(For part one of our Team USA Media Summit review: click here; for part two: click here) Last of a three-part review of last week’s online...

LANE TWO: At Team USA Media Summit, Crouser throws medicine balls into bridges; diving...

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(For part one of our Team USA Media Summit review, click here) /Updated/Last week’s online Team USA Media Summit gave Olympic and Paralympic athletes and...

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