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LANE ONE: Thursday’s decision on RUSADA reinstatement is now about WADA, not Russia

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Strange how politics works, turning one thing into another. The protest by a small number of National Football League players to kneel during the playing...

THE BIG PICTURE: More charges filed vs. Lamine Diack

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The ongoing corruption case against former IAAF president Lamine Diack (SEN) expanded this last week with new charges for breaching his fiduciary responsibilities to...

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...

LANE ONE: Tokyo 2020 swimming schedule will allow six medals each for Ledecky &...

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What will become one of the most hyped-up attractions of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo was perhaps decided very quietly on Wednesday. The Tokyo...

LANE ONE: USOC working smartly to maintain U.S. collegiate Olympic-sport programs

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“These athletes aren’t saying, ‘Pay me,’ they’re saying, ‘If I could just use that little bit of prize money I got or hold it...

LANE ONE: Decision day coming this week for Calgary (and the IOC) for 2026

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The Calgary City Council could end the city’s bid for the Olympic Winter Games in 2026 on Monday or Tuesday after a detailed projection...

LANE ONE: Elite U.S. athletes won’t like this: average USOC grant in 2017 was...

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The annual report, audited financial statements and tax return for 2017 for the United States Olympic Committee were posted last week and provides an...

Let’s make the Decathlon and Heptathlon more like the Modern Pentathlon!

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Track and field athletes, officials and fans have all heard the joke: “What’s more exciting: the Decathlon or watching paint dry?” If you’re not into...

Better than Bolt? Noah Lyles isn’t yet, but he’s more entertaining

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What will happen to track & field without Usain Bolt? Remember that? The wails following the end of the 2017 World Championships have been replaced with...

Want to promote your sport? Start with better statistics!

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Did you know that Teddy Riner is undefeated since 2010 and riding a 144-match winning streak? Do you know who Teddy Riner is and what...

The death of track & field starts next year in Minsk

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The just-completed European Championships in Berlin (GER) was the best meet of the year and included four world-leading marks and a sensational 6.05 m...

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,...

LANE ONE: U.S. Anti-Doping in 2017: 9,936 tests, just 84 reported cases

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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) published its annual report, describing its efforts in 2017 in terms of efforts, education and testing and the news...

LANE ONE: Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record in...

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A marvelous European Track & Field Championships concluded last Sunday in Berlin (GER), with the highlight being the men’s pole vault in which two...

USADA survey: U.S. athletes believe doping is being better controlled

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In late July, the World Anti-Doping Agency released its 2017 report on testing that indicated a total of 1,682 adverse and atypical findings out...

U.S. Swimming knows what it’s doing with its 2019 World Championships selection

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A reply to our Lane One commentary (3 August) on U.S. Swimming's policy of selecting its 2019 World Championships team from the 2018 National...

Are we making progress? Doping tests up, positives down in 2017

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Maybe, just maybe, there is news of progress from the doping front. The new report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) showed that in 2017,...

U.S. Swimming knows what it’s doing with its 2019 World Championships selection

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A reply to our Lane One commentary (3 August) on U.S. Swimming's policy of selecting its 2019 World Championships team from the 2018 National...

Are we making progress? Doping tests up, positives down in 2017

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Maybe, just maybe, there is news of progress from the doping front. The new report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) showed that in 2017,...

Will the 2019 U.S. swimming team suffer the same letdown as 2015?

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Fans of U.S. swimming were a little concerned after the 2015 World Championships, when the performance of the American team dipped by 20% from...

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