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Memo to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen: USOC spent 65% of its money on athletes

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TSX HEADLINES – for June 8, 2018: The U.S. Senate hearing on sexual abuse and Olympic sports was notable for Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s call for the United States Olympic Committee to have its charter changed by the Congress and that 50% of its revenue should go directly to athletes.

In fact, the USOC already spends that much and more on athletes, but doesn’t simply write checks; it provides services and support of many kinds. Does Shaheen know about this?

We have all the details in our Lane One commentary, plus previews of events coming up this weekend and reports on what’s just happened:

(1) THE BIG PICTURE: Two major votes coming up on the 2026 FIFA World Cup and Olympic Winter Games this weekend!

(2) ATHLETICS: Sensational wins by Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba, New Zealand’s Tom Walsh and a near-breakthrough for Emma Coburn in the Bislett Games in Oslo. Plus a look ahead to Sunday’s Bauhaus Galan in Stockholm!

(3) WRESTLING: First of three “Final X” tournaments to decide the U.S. Freestyle men’s and women’s teams for the 2018 World Championships comes this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska.

(4) FOOTBALL: Alex Morgan scored the only goal of the game to give the U.S. a 1-0 win over China, in Sandy, Utah.

This issue includes ON DECK previews of Athletics ~ Triathlon ~ Wrestling, and SCOREBOARD reports on Athletics ~ Cycling ~ Diving ~ Football ~ Volleyball, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!

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