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LANE ONE: IOC chief Thomas Bach channels Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to defeat the...

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Fans of the Star Trek storyline know the reference immediately: the Starfleet Academy exercise in which the freighter Kobayashi Maru is marooned in the...

LANE ONE: IOC members will choose the 2026 host on Monday, but are already...

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The International Olympic Committee membership will meet on Monday in Lausanne (SUI) to select the host city/region for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, but...

LANE ONE: The death of AIBA is upon us, but what happens after the...

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The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board is meeting in Lausanne (SUI), just ahead of the IOC Session next week, which will include the selection...

LANE ONE: The 2026 Winter Games host will be selected in seven days; did...

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Despite all of the many stories written about the implosion of interest in the Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee will make exactly...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Not so fast on Australia for 2032, no racing at all...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Games of the XXVth Olympiad ● International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach...

LANE ONE: The IOC keeps changing the Games, and not a minute too soon

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International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said – with good reason – that the Olympic Movement is in pretty good shape at the...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: IOC is going to be even more flexible in the Olympic...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Olympic Games ● The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board received a report...

THE BIG PICTURE: Boxing confirmed for Tokyo 2020, but organized by the IOC, not...

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/Updated: see footnote/The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board kept its promise to the athletes. There will be a boxing tournament at the Tokyo Games in...

LANE ONE: Olympic budget pressures mean nothing to those who aren’t paying for the...

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Spending someone else’s money is pretty easy. The Olympic Movement has been great at it for decades. The International Olympic Committee, especially under the administration...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: WADA chief Reedie says he is “unsure” of winning against doping

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● Britain’s Craig Reedie is the elected head of the World...

THE BIG PICTURE: Bach signals AIBA’s days may be numbered

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The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will meet on 22 May in Lausanne to determine whether the International Boxing Association – known by its...

LANE ONE: With just more than a year to go, how ready Tokyo 2020...

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In remarks to the Australian Olympic Committee’s Annual General Assembly last Saturday, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany told the delegates: “With the...

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...

LANE ONE: “Show me the money” was the first order of business at the...

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The International Olympic Committee assembled about 350 current and former athletes from 185 countries at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne (SUI) for the...

LANE ONE: Thomas Bach is changing the IOC into something totally new, but will...

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Meetings of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board draw quite a bit of media attention, even though there is often not a single athlete...

LANE ONE: The strange story of the International Boxing Association gets even stranger

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As had been expected, the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board took no action concerning the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on the final day of...

LANE ONE: Thomas Bach’s IOC wants “to get the couch potatoes off the couch”

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The focus of the Olympic Movement has changed. It was, until very recently, to stage the greatest sports spectacle in the world. But in a...

LANE ONE: Crucial IOC Executive Board meeting this week in Switzerland could impact multiple...

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We’re going to have some interesting days starting on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board meets in Lausanne (SUI). A series of...

LANE ONE: A call to eliminate guns from the Games, but that doesn’t go...

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The highly-respected Alan Abrahamson, one of the best commentators on Olympic sport, wrote on his 3WireSports site last Saturday that: "The Games and the values...

LANE ONE: Agenda 2020 and the future of Baseball, Softball and other sports trying...

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The 21 February announcement that Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, Surfing and Breakdancing were the requested additions to the program of the 2024 Olympic Games by...

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