The Olympic lighting ceremony: Masterminding the flame in Ancient Olympia

When high priestess Katerina Lehou kindles the 2016 Olympic flame next Thursday, one person will be watching more intently than anyone else. Choreographer Artemis...

Ethics investigator Garcia resigns after slamming FIFA independence and leadership

FIFA independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia has resigned in protest of the handling of his report into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World...

How Politicians, Not Athletes, Changed Sport

As the political conventions go on, it is as good a time as any to understand how the political process has enriched the American...

England Suffers Worst Football Defeat in History

England's Euro'16 defeat by Iceland is, of course, a calamity -- a nation with a population two hundred and thirty times smaller outplaying a supposed...

Prosecutors to Include Rio 2016 Venues as Part of Ongoing Corruption Probe

Federal investigators in Brazil have expanded their probe into whether construction projects associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympics were tarnished by corruption...

Two Jesse Owens Olympic Gold Medals to be Auctioned

Two of Jesse Owens' gold medals from the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games will be auctioned in August. The track and field legend secured four gold...

Brazilian and Israeli officials to honour victims of Munich massacre with ceremony at Rio...

Brazilian and Israeli officials will lead a ceremony to honour the victims of the massacre at Munich 1972 during this year’s Olympic Games in...

Olympic flame officially handed over to Rio 2016

Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman has formally received the Olympic flame on behalf of his city at a colourful Handover Ceremony in Athens. It was...

Rome 2024 to Mark Anniversary of Abebe Bikila’s Marathon Success at 1960 Olympic Games...

Rome 2024 has announced it will stage a 10 kilometre running race on September 10, coinciding with the 56th anniversary of Ethiopian Abebe Bikila’s...

IPC Releases Video To Celebrate Contribution Of Para-athletes Around the World

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released a video called "All About Ability" to mark annual United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities....

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