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LANE ONE: Ingratitude, money, politics, winners and losers ~ 5 takeaways from the Tokyo...

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I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden Along with the sunshine There's gotta be a little rain some time ~ from the 1970 Grammy...

THE TICKER: Sun sets on China’s star freestyler; Russia vs. WADA timetable get clearer...

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Court Watch I: Yang Sun suspended for 8 years ● The Court of...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: U.S. Marathon Trials coming Saturday; World Baseball Classic sites revealed; more...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport (updated): ● Vox Populi ● We received several reader comments on recent stories,...

THE BIG PICTURE: BBC catches four-time Olympic champ Farah in lie on supplements

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Here’s what 2017 Steeplechase World Champion Emma Coburn of the U.S. had to say about Monday’s BBC documentary about Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medalist...

LANE ONE: USA Gymnastics proposes $215 million settlement, while Russia may be kicked out...

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The Larry Nassar abuse scandal and the Russian doping saga have been enduring nightmares in Olympic sport over the last several years, but both...

THE TICKER: USOPC provides $525,000 for Athletes’ Advisory Council, NCAA allows more Olympic-athlete support

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee ● Another of the urgent desires of...

LANE ONE: Ajan steps down as International Weightlifting Federation head for now, American Ursula...

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One of the seemingly eternal figures in international sport, Hungary’s Tamas Ajan, agreed to “step away” from his position as the elected President of...

THE TICKER: Everyone wants in on the Russian appeal of its suspension by WADA

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The latest news, notes and quotes from the worldwide Five-Ring Circus: ● Doping ● It seems that everybody is in on the appeal of the...

LANE ONE: Bach beams as IOC’s Athletes’ Commission issues athlete protest regulations for Tokyo...

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In late 1981, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch sent a letter to German fencer Thomas Bach and others, stating “I have decided...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Chile proposes cheap Pan Am Games … at $507 million; the...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● XIX Pan American Games 2023 ● The organizing committee of the 2023...

THE BIG PICTURE: German documentary drops a bomb on weightlifting, alleging doping and financial...

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The folks who brought you the Russian doping scandal in December of 2014 are back at it again. The ARD network of regional public-service broadcasters...

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 2: More courtroom drama, more...

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Look for tumultuous year on and off the field of play in 2020, with the Tokyo Games coming, but a lot of drama before...

LANE ONE: The top stories coming in 2020, part 1: Showdowns coming in Tokyo!...

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The calendar has turned and we are now in the Olympic year of 2020. But although the Tokyo Games will be the top story...

LANE ONE: The top stories of 2019, from no. 5 to no. 1, a...

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Let there be no doubt, this was a wild year in Olympic sport, and as with so many areas today, full of contention, argument...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Russian strategy for doping case now plain; Women’s World Cup could...

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Doping ● What appears to be a coordinated Russian strategy to contest...

LANE ONE: The numbers are in, and while Tokyo’s budget stays level, WADA reports...

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Two important sets of reports were released late last week, by the Tokyo Olympic organizers and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Both showed good news,...

HEARD AT HALFTIME: Russia appeals; PR star Pete Cava passes suddenly, another 2012 positive

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News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● RUSADA confirms sanctions appeal to CAS ● To the surprise of absolutely...

LANE ONE: Is anything going on in world sport besides Russia and doping? Yes,...

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There’s the NFL heading toward the playoffs and the baseball Hot Stove League is on fire right now, but in the Olympic world, all...

LANE ONE: WADA did this much right: they got the Russians angry! Or is...

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Monday’s decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to hold the Russian Anti-Doping Agency to be non-compliant for a period of four years was cheered...

THE BIG PICTURE: WADA approves four-year ban on Russia, but no blanket ban on...

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As expected, the World Anti-Doping Agency Executive Committee approved the recommendations of its Compliance Review Committee and declared Russia to be “non-compliant” with the...

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