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LANE ONE: Think politics and sports don’t mix? They mix, but pretty badly right...

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During his 20-year term as the head of the International Olympic Committee, Avery Brundage often insisted that “sports and politics don’t mix.” He found out,...

LANE ONE: Burger King is not an Olympic sponsor, but it has the solution...

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This is a busy time for the leadership and staff of the International Olympic Committee, even though there is no Olympic Games – winter...

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,...

LANE ONE: Is the IOC setting the stage for a serious review of the...

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When the International Olympic Committee issues one of its periodic statements on how it is adapting the Olympic Games to modern times, it’s hard...

LANE ONE: Ready for chaos? This might be the year for it in Olympic...

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If you thought 2018 was a rough year for the Olympic Movement, in board rooms, courtrooms and the halls of the U.S. Congress, get...

LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part II: Nassar overshadows all

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As 2018 fades away, what were the top stories of the year in the Olympic Movement, both in the U.S. and worldwide? We found...

LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but also...

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As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC’s bad pun in its commitment to sustainability release underlines the...

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The International Olympic Committee came out with a emotionally-worded statement entitled “IOC Takes Leadership Role in the UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative,” supporting...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC tells Int’l Biathlon Union they are OK (and starts sending...

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One of the international sports federations in hot water over the past several months has been the International Biathlon Union (IBU), which had its...

LANE ONE: Boxing elects “organized crime” leader Rakhimov as president; now what?

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Elections of international federation presidents aren’t usually too exciting except for those in the sport. There are exceptions, of course, and one of those...

LANE ONE: Bach’s Olympic vision takes shape: City-center spectacle and fewer venues

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany has plenty of critics, but say this for him: he has a vision. Since being elected to...

LANE ONE: Bach calls Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games “superb” in his closing remarks

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The third Youth Olympic Games closed in Buenos Aires (ARG) on Thursday evening and the nearly 4,000 athletes will now head back to their...

5-RING CIRCUS: Stunning loss of key IOC member Patrick Baumann, 51

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A stunning and sad moment with the surprise passing of International Basketball Federation Secretary-General Patrick Baumann (SUI), at age 51 from a heat attack...

LANE ONE: The IOC is slowly – but quite surely – changing, and it...

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This is usually a quiet time for the Olympic Movement and for the International Olympic Committee. But not in 2018. The winter-sports season hasn’t started...

YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES: Competition starts in Buenos Aires

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The third Youth Olympic Games got started in Buenos Aires (ARG) in an outdoor, ticket-free ceremony that attracted a reported 200,000 spectators to the...

THE BIG PICTURE: Senegal’s selection for Youth Olympic Games part of an emphasis on...

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“Africa is the home of many successful and prominent Olympic athletes. Africa is a continent of youth. That is why we want to take...

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2018: Korea’s Gangwon Province pops the IOC’s cost-containment balloon

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The English-language version of the Korea newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, started the story this way: “Gangwon Province is mired in massive debts after hosting the...

Bach on why an Olympic Games could be canceled

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During his lengthy interview with CNN Money Switzerland host Martina Fuchs, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was asked about the IOC’s financial reserves...

Bach to CNN Money: “Organizing the Olympic Games is a feasible investment”

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Say what you will about the International Olympic Committee and its 64-year-old president, Thomas Bach of Germany, but he’s not shy. Bach gave a wide-ranging,...

Bach: Values, passion and possibilities define the Olympic Movement

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TSX HEADLINES – for July 23, 2018: There was a lot of interest in The eSports Forum hosted by the International Olympic Committee last...

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