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LANE ONE: Remembering the timeless humanity of Olympic track & field stars Rafer Johnson...

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This has been a tough week for American track & field fans, with the passing of two great stars: 1976 Olympic long jump champion...

ATHLETICS: Olympic Decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson passes at 86

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Sad news from Los Angeles, where Rafer Johnson, one of track & field’s iconic performers, passed away this morning, aged 86. Johnson had been in...

LANE ONE: Remembering 10 people and things you didn’t know (or remember) about the...

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(★ Friends: So grateful to have received 43 donations over the past few weeks toward our server and support costs, covering about 89% of...

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...

LANE ONE: In a crisis, discipline and focus are hard to maintain, as Tokyo...

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The coronavirus is a major public-health crisis which is having impacts in many countries and is causing the cancellation, delay or implosion of mass...

LANE ONE: UCLA dedicates famed Drake Stadium track to Betsy & Rafer Johnson

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“Together, you’ve been an example of respect, integrity and excellence in all things. Together, you have served the UCLA community selflessly and with the...

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...

LANE ONE: Is the new LA 2028 budget of $6.88 billion really serious, or...

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Ever since the late Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau famously claimed – six years prior to the 1976 Olympic Games in his city – that...

LANE ONE: The Olympic Games cannot solve the world’s problems, as Paris 2024 is...

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There was a time when modesty and humility were prized, and the idea that if you made reasonable promises and over-delivered on those promises,...

LANE ONE: Appreciating another legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games: David Simon

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The modern Olympic Movement was dramatically changed with the staging of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984. The private financing,...

The day the Olympic Movement started back up: 8 May 1984

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TSX HEADLINES – for May 9, 2018: It didn’t seem like it at the time, but the momentous events of the 8th of May,...

The day the Olympic Movement started back up: 8 May 1984

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TSX HEADLINES – for May 9, 2018: It didn’t seem like it at the time, but the momentous events of the 8th of May,...

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,...

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