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THE BIG PICTURE: McLaren Report paints picture of ex-weightlifting chief Ajan at top of...

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Not only validating, but going well beyond the charges leveled in January’s “The Lord of the Lifters” documentary on German television, an independent report...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Athletics chief Coe: “We’ve just got to get more one-day...

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World Athletics President Sebastian Coe (GBR) may be confined in his London home, but he’s hardly resting. As part of a continuing series of...

THE BIG PICTURE: After 16 months, USA Gymnastics, 0; survivors, 0; lawyers $9,576,196 in...

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The legal fallout of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal is mostly – but not completely – stalled with the absence of in-person hearings in...

THE BIG PICTURE: World Games moved to 2022; three T&F champs in six weeks...

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THE BIG PICTURE: 2020 Games postponement confirmed; the back story behind the decision; USOPC...

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There’s no let-up in the stories – and intrigue – with the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the decision to postpone to 2021: ●...

THE BIG PICTURE: Japan and IOC agree to move Games to sometime in 2021;...

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“In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC acknowledges planning for postponement, with decision coming within four weeks

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“So, like you, we are in a dilemma: Cancellation of the Olympic Games would destroy the Olympic dream of 11,000 athletes from all 206...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC continues to plan for Tokyo Games as scheduled, but key...

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“ith more than four months to go before the Games there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage; and any speculation...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC expects Tokyo Games to go on as scheduled, passes on...

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Within the Olympic world, Tuesday’s attention was on Lausanne and the meeting of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee ... and the...

THE BIG PICTURE: BBC catches four-time Olympic champ Farah in lie on supplements

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Here’s what 2017 Steeplechase World Champion Emma Coburn of the U.S. had to say about Monday’s BBC documentary about Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medalist...

THE BIG PICTURE: German documentary drops a bomb on weightlifting, alleging doping and financial...

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The folks who brought you the Russian doping scandal in December of 2014 are back at it again. The ARD network of regional public-service broadcasters...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA approves four-year ban on Russia, but no blanket ban on...

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As expected, the World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee approved the recommendations of its Compliance Review Committee and declared Russia to be “non-compliant” with the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Banka calls WADA’s budget “ridiculous” and Bach antes $10 million at...

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“It is ridiculous that an organization with the status of a global regulator has a budget of less than 40 million dollars. An average...

THE BIG PICTURE: Tokyo concedes event moves to Sapporo, but gets back $100+ million?

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The tug-of-war over the location of the Olympic marathons and race walks for 2020 was concluded on Friday during the meeting of the International...

THE BIG PICTURE: International Paralympic Committee reports record $26.9 million revenues for 2018

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Say what you will about the evils of money, the key metric for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to continue its growth as a...

THE BIG PICTURE: USA Gymnastics’ legal marathon with abuse survivors and insurance cos. grinds...

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The myriad of cases involving USA Gymnastics and the intertwined lawsuits from survivors of sexual abuse from Dr. Larry Nassar and the federation’s suits...

THE BIG PICTURE: 4,600 Iranian women attend World Cup qualifier in Tehran

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For those who say the sport can play a helpful role in society, more proof came on Thursday (10th) as about 4,600 Iranian women...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA wants answers on Russian data; IAAF continues RusAF suspension

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The stunning revelations concerning possible “manipulation” with the Moscow Lab data provided to the World Anti-Doping Agency in January reverberated around the globe on...

THE BIG PICTURE: Five Russian weightlifters charged with doping violations

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The treasure trove of laboratory data and doping specimens retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory by the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year appears to...

THE BIG PICTURE: Swiss Court says Semenya’s appeal appears “not well founded”

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The Swiss Federal Tribunal issued a statement detailing its order of 30 July, reinstating the IAAF regulations on women with “differences in sex development.” While...

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