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LANE ONE: Why is FINA trying to keep swimmers from making money at swimming?

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If you listen to the leaders of the Olympic Movement, and especially International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach of Germany, you will hear –...

THE BIG PICTURE: After being sued, FINA announces new meet series

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In the blowback from the twin lawsuits filed against it for restraint of trade in the U.S., the International Federation for swimming, FINA, suddenly...

SWIMMING: Two anti-trust suits filed against FINA

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The decision by FINA to implode the Energy for Swim meet in Turin, which had the interest and support of many top athletes in...

THE BIG PICTURE: Breaststroke champ Adam Peaty rips FINA over lack of athlete pay...

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The furor among some of the top swimmers in the world over FINA’s forced cancellation of the International Swimming League-affiliated Energy for Swim meet,...

SWIMMING: Energy for Swim meet canceled under pressure from FINA

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A nasty fight inside swimming has expanded outside as the second edition of the Energy for Swim meet scheduled for Turin (ITA) in December...

LANE ONE: Why is the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique such a Scrooge?

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The World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics is on for the next week in Doha, Qatar, with a star-studded field that includes not less than...

THE BIG PICTURE: FIS publishes its two-year financial report; how does it compare to...

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The biggest player in winter sports is the Federation Internationale de Ski, better known as FIS, which governs almost the entire Olympic Winter Games...

SWIMMING: Madisyn Cox eligible again after consent decree

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American swimmer Madisyn Cox, 23, had her doping suspension cut to six months from two years – essentially time already served – in a...

The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about 2026

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for...

The IOC adds some new 2022 Winter events, but is really thinking about 2026

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 20, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board approved the addition of seven events to the competition program for...

The problems of promoting Olympic sport: Water Polo needs to deal with Why

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TSX HEADLINES – for May 2, 2018: The international aquatics federation called a special conference to consider what to do about water polo. Simply put,...

The problems of promoting Olympic sport: Water Polo needs to deal with Why

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TSX HEADLINES – for May 2, 2018: The international aquatics federation called a special conference to consider what to do about water polo. Simply put,...

Is there real money in Olympic sport? For FIFA, yes; for others, not so...

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PALM DESERT, October 11, 2017 – If the root of all evil, as it is said, is money, then it’s no wonder why the...

The International Olympic Committee, and its money

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PALM DESERT, July 14, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee gives away 90% of all of its revenue to support the Olympic Movement. Is this,...

Dreams of an “athlete’s union” depend on just one thing

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PALM DESERT, June 28, 2017 – There has been talk for years about “athlete unions” in track & field, swimming and other Olympic sports....

Athletes who forced rule changes: Katinka Hosszu, meet Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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PALM DESERT, June 2, 2017 – Instead of celebrating Olympic triple gold medalist Katinka Hosszu’s amazing swimming exploits, FINA decided to change its rules...

Are World Championships just Olympic warm-ups?

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PALM DESERT, Dec. 22, 2016 – Next year brings a rare confluence of circumstances that puts the FINA World Aquatics Championships and the IAAF...

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