TSX HEADLINES – for May 28, 2018: The core of the United States Olympic Committee’s response to the sexual abuse scandal engulfing multiple sports and their national governing bodies is the establishment and opening of the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Its work is to enforce the U.S. SafeSport Code, a 40-page document that specifies what behaviors, or lack of behavior, qualifies as a violation ripe for sanctions.
Have you read it? What does it really say? Will it work?
We check into the details in our Lane One commentary, plus up-to-date coverage on a wild week in Olympic sport and more coming tonight:
(1) THE BIG PICTURE: The folks behind Morocco’s bid for the 2026 World Cup are getting testy about who can vote on 13 June: they say American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands shouldn’t be able to vote because they’ll support the United bid!
(2) GLOBETROTTING: Phil Hersh says the International Skating Union has got to get skating federation chiefs out of judging … now!
(3) FOOTBALL: A young U.S. men’s national team squad – remember them? – takes on Bolivia tonight in Chester, Pennsylvania, with Christian Pulisic on the field!
(4) ATHLETICS: Sensational breakthroughs by Americans Noah Lyles (19.69) and Shelby Houlihan (3:59.06) at the Pre Classic in Eugene, with seven world-leading marks and a tie!
(5) CYCLING: An astonishing, historic, unbelievable, come-from-far-behind victory by Britain’s Chris Froome in the 101st Giro d’Italia … although not without some controversy!
This issue includes an ON DECK previews of Football, and SCOREBOARD reports on Archery ~ Athletics ~ Canoe-Kayak ~ Cycling ~ Fencing ~ Gymnastics ~ Judo ~ Modern Pentathlon ~ Shooting ~ Swimming ~ Table Tennis ~ Volleyball ~ Weightlifting, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!