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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?

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...

“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?

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...

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...

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...

LANE ONE: USOPC Hall of Fame committee selections renders USOPC’s protest sanctions toothless

Remember the awards ceremony protests during the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru last month by American gold medalists Race Imboden in fencing and...

LANE ONE: Here we go again – Russia could be suspended after evidence of...

Last week was a great one for Russian sport ... until the news began leaking out about a possible calamity. Russia hosted the men’s World...

LANE ONE: World Anti-Doping Agency report shows progress, but SafeSport needs more help right...

On Tuesday (17), the World Anti-Doping Agency released its 2018 Annual Report that showed continued, steady progress in its activities against doping and considerably...

LANE ONE: The USOPC is working, changing, but its reach is shorter than its...

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) held its annual U.S. Olympic Assembly last weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the new leadership...

LANE ONE: How the U.S. failure at the 2019 FIBA World Cup could be...

There wasn’t a lot of attention given to the U.S. team in advance of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. It was a...

LANE ONE: No matter what the IOC does, the heat is still on, now...

There are a lot of folks who despise the International Olympic Committee, as many or more who really need its support – and money...

LANE ONE: “We have to thank Willie Banks for everything”

That was the headline on a feature story from the pre-meet news conference before last Friday’s AG Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, Belgium, the...

LANE ONE: New high school participation numbers show first overall decline in 30 years

It finally happened. The U.S. National Federation of State High School Associations published its annual participation numbers for American high school sports for the 2018-19...

LANE ONE: Iranian hatred of Israel sends its own World Champion fleeing to Germany

If this story was offered as a movie concept, it would be rejected as too wild, too fanciful to be believed. But truth is...

LANE ONE: Which of the three team nominees for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic...

You still have time for vote for the Class of 2019 for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame – click here –...

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