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The top stories of 2018 – Part II: The Olympic Movement will be rocked

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 3, 2018: If experience is any teacher, 2018 is going to be a rocky road for the Olympic Movement....

The top stories of 2018 – part I: More tumult? More cheating?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 1, 2018: If the problems of 2017 weren’t enough, more are coming in 2018. But there will be highlights,...

The top stories of 2018 – part I: More tumult? More cheating?

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TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 1, 2018: If the problems of 2017 weren’t enough, more are coming in 2018. But there will be highlights,...

Why can’t Olympic sports be more like college football?

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IN THIS ISSUE – This past weekend was a great one in Olympic sports ... and college football. Fans of both were attending spectacular events...

Is this the last week that FloJo will be a world-record holder?

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PALM DESERT, November 20, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will hand out its annual awards this coming Friday in Monaco....

Individual justice vs. collective responsibility, or is it the IOC vs. the IAAF?

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PALM DESERT, November 13, 2017 – Over the next four weeks, both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)...

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...

Sebastian Coe says track & field has to be radical to stay relevant; how...

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PALM DESERT, October 9, 2017 – Olympic middle-distance icon Sebastian Coe was elected to head the international federation for track & field in 2014....

The ticking time bomb of Olympic bids, bribery and doping cover-ups

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PALM DESERT, September 8, 2017 – High school civics classes emphasize the difference that each of us can make in our surroundings and to...

Six dates that will shape Olympic sport over the next six months

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PALM DESERT, September 1, 2017 – Now that the swimming and track & field world championships are over, time to relax until the Winter...

The antidote to eSports: Real sports, and how the IAAF can lead the revolution

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PALM DESERT, August 11, 2017 – The Olympic world is in a dither as the prospective chief executive of the Paris 2024 organizing committee...

On your marks, set, shoot! Is the IAAF pointing a gun at its own...

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PALM DESERT, August 9, 2017 – The International Association of Athletics Federations is enjoying a banner World Championships in London, but there is trouble...

What is fairness? The IAAF, Caster Semenya and “intersex” athletes

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PALM DESERT, July 5, 2017 – South Africa’s reigning Olympic 800 m champion Caster Semenya has been a lightning rod for controversy since her...

Will the IAAF choose courage or cowardice for its World Records?

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PALM DESERT, May 15, 2017 – The European Athletics Council approved a plan to radically revise its record lists, simply throwing away decades of...

Finally, a first step against athletes for sale

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PALM DESERT, Feb. 9, 2017 – Careful readers of international sports results have noticed a growing number of names that seem out of place....

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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