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LANE ONE: IOC CoComm happy with Paris 2024, because it needs the French to...

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LANE ONE: IOC Athletes’ Forum endorses “10 Commandments” for Tokyo; Bach says Olympics is...

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The International Olympic Committee’s 10th International Athletes’ Forum was held online on Wednesday and Thursday, with a focus on a variety of issues beyond...

LANE ONE: IOC Athletes’ Commission recommends no protests on podium or ceremonies at Games;...

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“Essentially, nothing really changes for athletes as far as field-of–play, ceremonies, podiums are concerned; everything remains the same as far as that angle is...

LANE ONE: Canadian calls for a Beijing 2022 boycott echo Jimmy Carter almost exactly...

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LANE ONE: IOC’s “Olympic Summit” needles U.S. Congress and USOPC, pushes away from “gaming”;...

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HEARD AT HALFTIME: Bach stresses unity; Coleman suspended for two years; Leeper loses CAS...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● International Olympic Committee ● IOC President Thomas Bach of Germany has been...

THE TICKER: Sensational Diamond League opener, with 12:35.36 5,000 m WR for Cheptegei; Aussie...

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THE TICKER: Pound opines if Tokyo ‘21 cancels, so might Beijing ‘22; The Athletics...

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MILLER TIME: Thomas Bach’s bid to upstage Sisyphus

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/It’s a great pleasure to present this guest column by one of the most knowledgeable observers of the Olympic Movement, Britain’s David Miller. For...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Track not dead; UK Sports asks for more money; UK Athletics...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● On the responses to our 24 April story about...

LANE ONE: Was Juan Antonio Samaranch, the man who made the IOC modern, its...

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In the continuing tumult over the future of the Tokyo Games and the worldwide struggle with the coronavirus, the 10-year anniversary of the passing...

LANE ONE: “All of us, we have to look at whether we are going...

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With the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 now confirmed, the enormous task of re-organizing the event for one year later is now...

LANE ONE: De Coubertin’s 1892 Olympic-revival manifesto is back in Lausanne, but what did...

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On Monday, the International Olympic Committee gleefully welcomed the donation of the original manuscript of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s 1892 speech that called for...

LANE ONE: The IOC hands out lots of medals, but soon might be in...

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Having watched the International Olympic Committee at work from near and far over 40 years, it is amazing how that organization has changed, especially...

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

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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: Remembering the day the Olympic Movement didn’t collapse: 8 May 1984

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(This is a reprint of our Lane One column of 9 May 2018, which was available in our old PDF format and not as...

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

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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...

Bach’s embrace of Russia a re-run of an old Samaranch movie

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 2, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s quick re-embrace of Russia didn’t suit a lot of people, but for those...

Bach’s embrace of Russia a re-run of an old Samaranch movie

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TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 2, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s quick re-embrace of Russia didn’t suit a lot of people, but for those...

Case study: How IOC President Juan Samaranch outlasted North Korea

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PALM DESERT, August 23, 2017 – The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea next February. You probably know that...

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