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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...

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...

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