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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Lyles to run only 200 m at USATF Nationals; Rakhimov resigns...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Ending considerable speculation, Noah Lyles and his coach confirmed that...

LANE ONE: IOC chief Thomas Bach channels Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to defeat the...

Fans of the Star Trek storyline know the reference immediately: the Starfleet Academy exercise in which the freighter Kobayashi Maru is marooned in the...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC Session confirms all of the Bach-led reforms for now and...

The International Olympic Committee membership agreed with all of the initiatives and reforms passed by its Executive Board and gave its President, Thomas Bach...

LANE ONE: The death of AIBA is upon us, but what happens after the...

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board is meeting in Lausanne (SUI), just ahead of the IOC Session next week, which will include the selection...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Semenya’s appeal of IAAF regulations filed with the Swiss Federal Tribunal

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● As promised, South Africa’s Olympic 800 m champ Caster Semenya...

LANE ONE: The reasons behind the IOC’s suspension of AIBA, or what a ruined...

On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended the suspension the International Boxing Association (“AIBA”) from its role as the governing body of...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing confirmed for Tokyo 2020, but organized by the IOC, not...

/Updated: see footnote/The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board kept its promise to the athletes. There will be a boxing tournament at the Tokyo Games in...

LANE ONE: Gyarfas responds: “I didn’t commit any crime” plus the day of reckoning...

As a result of our Lane One story on Monday about the international aquatics federation – FINA – having an accused murderer as a...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bach signals AIBA’s days may be numbered

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will meet on 22 May in Lausanne to determine whether the International Boxing Association – known by its...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Raelene Boyle rightly calls on the IOC to redress East German...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● The Australian Olympic Committee’s Annual General Meeting drew a lot...

LANE ONE: Russian involvement in elections is nothing compared to what they’re doing with...

The latest turn in the saga of the International Boxing Association came last Thursday when the Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar...

LANE ONE: The strange story of the International Boxing Association gets even stranger

As had been expected, the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board took no action concerning the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on the final day of...

THE BIG PICTURE: AIBA releases interim financials showing it will die if not retained...

The International Boxing Association posted its interim financial statements for the six months ending 31 December 2018, with Executive Director Tom Virgets (USA) announcing...

THE BIG PICTURE: AIBA accepts Rakhimov’s resignation, names Mohamed Moustahsane as President

The Executive Committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) met by teleconference over the weekend and accepted the resignation of Gafur Rakhimov (UZB) and...

LANE ONE: Weightlifting confirmed for Paris 2024 by the IOC Executive Board

The International Weightlifting Federation was the big winner on the first day of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board in Lausanne (SUI) on Tuesday,...

LANE ONE: Crucial IOC Executive Board meeting this week in Switzerland could impact multiple...

We’re going to have some interesting days starting on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meets in Lausanne (SUI). A series of...

BOXING: AIBA President Rakhimov “to step aside” with IOC Executive Board meeting next week

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meeting starts next Tuesday in Lausanne (SUI) and the status of the International Boxing Association (“AIBA”) is on...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing federation implements judging challenge rule

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) completed two days of Executive Committee meetings in Istanbul (TUR), with a significant modification to its competition format that...

LANE ONE: Can it get any worse for boxers training for the 2020 Olympic...

If you’re a boxer with Olympic aspirations, this has to be a difficult time, because all you can do is wait. You’re training, working and...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC starts boxing inquiry with 41 questions

The International Olympic Committee’s inquiry into boxing has finally gotten started. The International Boxing Association, known by its old French acronym of AIBA, is in...

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