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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Diack calls son “a thug,” Tokyo sponsors wavering on 2021, Australia-New...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● Further to our Lane One column for 10 June...

LANE ONE: Racism becomes issue one for IOC, but consensus will be favored over...

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There are plenty of people who will tell you the International Olympic Committee is deaf. Not this time. Although the preparations for Tokyo 2020 were...

THE TICKER: Ex-IAAF anti-doping chief was told to hush up Russian doping; 20-year ban...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Athletics ● The trial of ex-International Olympic Committee member and former IAAF chief...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Ajan says McLaren Report charges “unfounded” while 11-year-old skateboarder Brown survives...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: “The claims against me are unfounded” That’s the reply of former International Weightlifting Federation...

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...

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...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Coe on Kenya and doping: “The Russian situation is entirely different”...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● During our online time with World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe...

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...

THE TICKER: Weightlifting loses two presidents; is Thomas Bach an IOC immortal? Cycling needs...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Weightlifting ● An era ended on Wednesday, as International Weightlifting Federation chief Tamas...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: DeFrantz on spineless USOC ‘80 boycott vote; Bach slaps critics; is...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXII Olympiad: Moscow 1980 ● Anita DeFrantz was a...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Dept. of Justice indicts four on bribes for 2018 and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed indictments against four men accused of receiving...

NOLIGHTS: International sport is dark this week and for weeks to come; an IF-by-IF...

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold worldwide, competition has ceased. Here is a listing of the...

LANE ONE: Vise is tightening on Tokyo 2020 as USA Swimming, USA Track &...

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Until Friday, the calls for postponement or cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games had mostly come from individual athletes. Some were expansive, some...

THE TICKER: Coronavirus kills FIS Alpine finals; Russian athletics finally contrite; more Nassar abuse...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Alpine Skiing ● The coronavirus danger in Italy has cancelled the FIS Alpine...

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...

HIGHLIGHTS: Bobsled star Humphries close to making debut American season a World Cup winner

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Headline results of noteworthy competitions around the world: There was no doubt that once two-time Olympic champ and three-time World Cup winner Kaillie Humphries received...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Another McLaren report coming, this time on weightlifting and Tamas Ajan

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Weightlifting ● After his much-praised reports on the Russian doping scandal in...

LANE ONE: Ajan steps down as International Weightlifting Federation head for now, American Ursula...

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One of the seemingly eternal figures in international sport, Hungary’s Tamas Ajan, agreed to “step away” from his position as the elected President of...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Weightlifting could face IOC suspension; AIBA wants a new name and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Weightlifting ● The fire under the International Weightlifting Federation is getting hotter. The...

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