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THE TICKER: Tokyo may be the only Olympic opportunity for 8,174 athletes; EOPAAA Commission...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● Calls to cancel the Tokyo...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Coronavirus fears dampen Japan’s Games enthusiasm; group tells Stanford to restore...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● A Kyodo News poll...

LANE ONE: “Gotcha” reporting of “possible” U.S. boycott of Beijing 2022 was not just...

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A commentary: In a November 2020 report on trust in news media, 69% of Americans thought “news organizations being too dramatic or too sensational...

THE BIG PICTURE: U.S. State Department exploring boycott of Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games...

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/This story has been updated; for a full follow-up, click here/ U.S. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said at a briefing today (6th)...

THE BIG PICTURE: Mitt Romney’s “The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics”

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Former Massachusetts Governor, former President of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games organizing committee and current U.S. Senator from Utah Mitt Romney...

LANE ONE: IOC approves Olympic Agenda 2020+5 after six-hour discussion; Tokyo spectator decision not...

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For those who expected the International Olympic Committee’s discussion of the 15-part Olympic Agenda 2020+5 to be completed by a voice vote in less...

THE BIG PICTURE: New USOPC Board readies for Tokyo, wants no Beijing boycott, still...

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While the International Olympic Committee was re-electing Thomas Bach, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee was also busy with its own Board meetings, concluding...

LANE ONE: Coronavirus, Beijing, Larry Nassar, weightlifting, doping: is the apocalypse right around the...

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Our Highlights of last weekend’s noteworthy competitions around the world is here. In December, 1776, American political activist Thomas Paine began his first American Crisis...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Dane and Reese first appointees to EOPAAA Commission; NBC signs for...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: (Errata: Some of our e-mail recipients received a version of Monday’s Lane One...

THE BIG PICTURE: Tokyo 2020 moves forward slowly, but talk about the Games is...

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Russian Anti-Doping Agency chief Yuriy Ganus

HEARD AT HALFTIME: WADA slaps U.S. ONDCP report; Russia’s Ganus says no to suicide...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Vox Populi ● Further to last Friday’s story (17th), in which International...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bach warns of new boycott threats; Tokyo confirms venues; IOC approves...

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Amidst the concerns for the staging of the next Olympic Games in Tokyo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (GER) opened the 136th IOC...

LANE ONE: USOC’s transformative spokesman, Mike Moran, passes at 78

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LANE ONE: Remembering the worst day in the history of the U.S. Olympic Movement:...

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Forty years ago, the United States Olympic Committee faced a choice it hopes never to face again. Mike Moran served as the chief spokesman...

Anita DeFrantz on the 1980 boycott: “It still is extremely painful”

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PALM DESERT, October 23, 2017 – Anita DeFrantz rose to fame by suing the United States Olympic Committee to allow American athletes – including...

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