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LANE ONE: Russian athletics misses fine deadline and WADA slaps back hard at U.S....

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MILLER TIME: Olympic Ethic Outweighs Protest

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(This guest column is by one of the most knowledgeable observers of the Olympic Movement, Britain’s David Miller. For more than 50 years, the...

LANE ONE: Protest or not to protest? The IOC’s choices are hardly black or...

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LANE ONE: Racism becomes issue one for IOC, but consensus will be favored over...

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There are plenty of people who will tell you the International Olympic Committee is deaf. Not this time. Although the preparations for Tokyo 2020 were...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Ajan says McLaren Report charges “unfounded” while 11-year-old skateboarder Brown survives...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: “The claims against me are unfounded” That’s the reply of former International Weightlifting Federation...

LANE ONE: American athletes should write their own version of the IOC’s Rule 50:...

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“The IOC’s current position is very clear in regards to protest. Whether you agree or not, and choose to follow the rules, will be...

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: Remembering the day Jesse Owens set six world records in 45...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Today is Memorial Day in the United States, remembering those...

LANE ONE: Bach asks for “frugal Games” in Tokyo; what can be learned from...

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For those of a certain age, who lived through a prior crisis that threatened the existence of the Olympic Games, it was simply staggering...

THE TICKER: IOC says Tokyo delay will cost it $800 million, including IF bail-outs;...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● International Olympic Committee ● “We anticipate we will have to bear costs of...

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: Will a year’s delay really be so bad? Seven ways the Tokyo...

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Almost as soon as the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo would be delayed by a year, estimates began appearing of the...

THE TICKER: Aimless chatter on Tokyo; Bach sees virus crisis leading to a coordinated...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Games of the XXXII Olympiad: Tokyo 2020 ● The endless cycle of comments,...

THE TICKER: Weightlifting loses two presidents; is Thomas Bach an IOC immortal? Cycling needs...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Weightlifting ● An era ended on Wednesday, as International Weightlifting Federation chief Tamas...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: DeFrantz on spineless USOC ‘80 boycott vote; Bach slaps critics; is...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXII Olympiad: Moscow 1980 ● Anita DeFrantz was a...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Dept. of Justice indicts four on bribes for 2018 and...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed indictments against four men accused of receiving...

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: IOC followed World Health Organization advice, not athlete criticism, to arrive at...

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The World Health Organization and Africa. Those were the triggers that led the International Olympic Committee to decide, in concert with the Japanese government...

THE TICKER: What now for the Tokyo Games? Says IOC chief Bach, “This is...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: In the aftermath of the joint decision by the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo...

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