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LANE ONE: Staggering, brilliant, astonishing portal to Olympic history opens with debut of Olympedia.org

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What makes the Olympic Games different from all other competitions in sport is history. From its beginning as a religious festival in ancient Greece to...

LANE ONE: Who’s in the money? EXCLUSIVE analysis of our survey of International Federation...

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/Updated to include new posting for Modern Pentathlon/ Each of the International Federations which have a sport on the program of the Olympic Games...

LANE ONE: Show me the money, part 2! Our EXCLUSIVE research on the finances...

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/Updated: see Modern Pentathlon below/ Yesterday, we profiled the financial situation of 14 of the 28 International Federations with sports on the program of...

LANE ONE: Show me the money! Our exclusive research on the finances of the...

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The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent postponement of the Games of the XXXIInd Olympiad in Tokyo to 2021 has put a hole in the...

LANE ONE: Bach asks for “frugal Games” in Tokyo; what can be learned from...

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For those of a certain age, who lived through a prior crisis that threatened the existence of the Olympic Games, it was simply staggering...

LANE ONE: The U.S. Women’s National Team’s equal-pay suit lost in court, but the...

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The highly-publicized lawsuit brought by the U.S. Women’s National Team was gutted by the opinion of U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner on 1 May,...

LANE ONE: NCAA stonewalls calls for universities to sponsor less (Olympic) sports … for...

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While the coronavirus has brought collegiate sports to a standstill, the off-the-field activity has hardly slowed, with the NCAA Division I Council Coordinating Committee...

LANE ONE: Was Juan Antonio Samaranch, the man who made the IOC modern, its...

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In the continuing tumult over the future of the Tokyo Games and the worldwide struggle with the coronavirus, the 10-year anniversary of the passing...

LANE ONE: Will a year’s delay really be so bad? Seven ways the Tokyo...

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Almost as soon as the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo would be delayed by a year, estimates began appearing of the...

LANE ONE: France’s Guy Drut says the Games “must reinvent themselves”; how about throwing...

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France’s Guy Drut is best known as the 1976 Olympic champion in the 110 m hurdles and a a controversial politician in his home...

LANE ONE: Coronavirus could impact the path forward for Nassar survivors, especially if Tokyo...

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One of the few absolutely true statements being made about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is that there is no way to know...

LANE ONE: When you disassemble Max Siegel’s $4.2 million comp reported for 2018, it...

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Track and field insiders were agog on Wednesday when USA Track & Field’s Form 990 federal tax return was posted for 2018, showing chief...

LANE ONE: Like a ‘70s disco classic, Kenya and Russia (and others) appear to...

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With the coronavirus keeping everyone apart these days, it seems impossible that – at one time – the most popular dance in America was...

LANE ONE: Financial implosion of college athletics now threatens Olympic-sport programs in the U.S.

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It was going to happen, the only question was when. And when is now. Yahoo! Sports obtained and published a 9 April letter from the...

LANE ONE: Remembering the worst day in the history of the U.S. Olympic Movement:...

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Forty years ago, the United States Olympic Committee faced a choice it hopes never to face again. Mike Moran served as the chief spokesman...

LANE ONE: Did World Athletics give the U.S. a golden gift with July dates...

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/Updated/ World Athletics announced on Wednesday that it had settled on dates of 15-24 July for its 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. That’s the...

LANE ONE: The coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to blow sport up and start...

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● If you enjoy The Sports Examiner, why not tell your friends? ● They can sign up for free here! In the wake of the worldwide...

LANE ONE: “All of us, we have to look at whether we are going...

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With the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 now confirmed, the enormous task of re-organizing the event for one year later is now...

LANE ONE: Ingratitude, money, politics, winners and losers ~ 5 takeaways from the Tokyo...

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I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine There's gotta be a little rain some time ~ from the 1970 Grammy...

LANE ONE: IOC followed World Health Organization advice, not athlete criticism, to arrive at...

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The World Health Organization and Africa. Those were the triggers that led the International Olympic Committee to decide, in concert with the Japanese government...

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