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LANE ONE: Did the IOC just cut the size of the 2032 Olympic Village...

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For more than a century, the International Olympic Committee asked cities to stage its Olympic Games, often requiring the building of new housing, hotels...

LANE ONE: Fiction becomes Olympic reality in Russia: “You arrogant ass. You’ve killed us!”

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The dramatic climax to the 1990 thriller “The Hunt for Red October” saw the ultra-aggressive Captain Tupolev trying to torpedo the runaway Soviet submarine...

LANE ONE: Giving thanks to Maximilian F. Ihmsen for Los Angeles’s Olympic history

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(Thanks to all who sent get-well wishes during my recent illness, which were very much appreciated.) Los Angeles is well known today as the host...

LANE ONE: Conspiracy theorists, here’s how Los Angeles loses the 2028 Olympic Games!

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In the midst of all the other activity in Washington, D.C. last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation approved and...

LANE ONE: Nike’s critics look to the past, but Mary Cain asks about Nike’s...

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The “Opinion” video by Mary Cain that was posted by The New York Times on 7 November drew added focus – and outrage –...

LANE ONE: Athlete shrieking over dropped Diamond League events misses the point completely

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Last Wednesday, the IAAF announced the 24 events that would be contested during the 2020 Diamond League season. The 12 events for both men...

LANE ONE: IAAF taking the lead in transgender regulation, working with other IFs on...

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Advancements in medical technologies have brought new challenges to sports regulators, especially the International Federations. One of the newest battlefields is transgender athletes. Back in...

LANE ONE: Is the International Swimming League making an impact? It doesn’t appear to...

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There was so much turmoil over the announcement of the International Swimming League last year that the international federation for swimming (FINA) was pressured...

LANE ONE: IOC moves Tokyo marathons and walks, but are there still more events...

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The International Olympic Committee’s ninth Coordination Commission meeting is underway in Tokyo, and there is a lot to talk about with less than a...

LANE ONE: UCLA dedicates famed Drake Stadium track to Betsy & Rafer Johnson

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“Together, you’ve been an example of respect, integrity and excellence in all things. Together, you have served the UCLA community selflessly and with the...

LANE ONE: What was all the fuss about the World Beach Games, anyway?

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Color me confused about the five-day ANOC World Beach Games, held for the first time last week in Doha, Qatar, which took over hosting...

LANE ONE: “Athlete’s rights” sounds like a good idea, but which athletes and which...

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The question of “athlete’s rights” is a hot topic in the Olympic Movement, just as it is in other sports, but it is being...

LANE ONE: A big year ahead, as shown by 718 events in our new...

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Trying to cover 41 sports and all of the events on the Olympic and Winter Games program is an almost impossible task. One of...

LANE ONE: Two marathon milestones in two days, but which was better? 1:59:40 or...

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The greatest weekend in the history of marathon running came and went with two astonishing and historic performances in two completely different settings: ● The...

LANE ONE: USOPC relaxes IOC’s Rule 40 restrictions on athlete advertising a little, and...

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Ask a world-class athlete with individual sponsors about the bad aspects of being on a U.S. Olympic Team, and the answer will inevitable come...

LANE ONE: Was the IAAF World Championships a success or failure in Doha?

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The 2019 IAAF World Championships was mired in controversy as soon as it was awarded to Doha, Qatar in 2014 and scheduled to begin...

LANE ONE: IOC’s Bach says Salazar case “raises serious concerns”; no vote on 2032...

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“We have also discussed the Salazar case, which is very worrying and raises serious concerns, but we are confident that will look into...

LANE ONE: Are the IAAF World Championships the last laugh for Lamine Diack?

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For those who care about track & field – as I do – the current edition of the IAAF World Championships are at the...

LANE ONE: Why Russia’s situation for Tokyo rests with the World Anti-Doping Agency and...

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At Friday’s joint news conference between the International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach of Germany and IAAF President Sebastian Coe of Great Britain, the...

LANE ONE: The U.S.’s unequaled collegiate Olympic-sport programs may be heading to implosion, starting...

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For those who have followed the long-running debate over amateurism and intercollegiate athletics, the issue is finally front and center. For those in the...

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