TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 23, 2018: The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of sports. But it is not the beginning or the end.
Two important organizations, both led by current members of the International Olympic Committee, have joined the International Sports Federations and the National Olympic Committees together for new events, outside of and even beyond what the Olympics offer.
Two will debut next year: the World Beach Games in San Diego and the World Urban Games in a city to be selected.
What are these Games? Can they succeed? We gaze into the future in our Lane One commentary, plus:
(1) A SPECIAL EVENT: Coming on Wednesday is a fresh look at what made the 1984 Olympic Games so successful in Los Angeles and what the IOC expects for 2028. The program will be moderated by The Sports Examiner editor-in-chief Rich Perelman. Registration is free; details are on page 4.
(2) THE TICKER: A warning for the Tokyo 2020 organizers from the head of the IOC’s Coordination Commission: it’s time for specific answers to specific questions, or face the consequences, plus USA Wrestling now requires background checks for news media!
(3) THE BIG PICTURE: Second survey of the summer International Federations shows that most are still failing – and failing big – in governance.
(4) ATHLETICS: Brilliant running from the unbeatable Eliud Kipchoge – the best of all time? – and Vivian Cheruiyot in a Kenyan sweep of a very warm London Marathon.
(5) CYCLING: America’s reigning Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup champ Aaron Gwin opens the 2018 season with another win, and a 1-2 finish with Luca Shaw in Croatia.
This issue includes SCOREBOARD reports on Athletics ~ Basketball ~ Beach Volleyball ~ Cycling ~ Gymnastics ~ Judo ~ Rugby ~ Shooting ~ Sport Climbing ~ Swimming, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!