Why the Olympic Mission to Rio Matters

If the Olympic Games has become the modern day equivalent of the moon landings as the whole world watches on in anticipation as something...

Mongolian Wrestling Coaches Suspended Three Years After Removing Clothes in Protest at Rio 2016

Two Mongolian wrestling coaches who removed their clothes in protest at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been suspended for three years,...

Speedo, Ralph Lauren Among Sponsors to Drop Lochte Following Rio 2016 Antics

Swimwear and fashion giants Speedo and Ralph Lauren have each dropped their sponsorship of American swimmer Ryan Lochte following worldwide criticism of his drunken...

Nick Butler: IOC Evaluation Commissions Must do More to Foresee Problems in Olympic Organizing...

Inspection and reflection season has begun in International Olympic Committee (IOC) circles; an opportunity to consider the good, the bad and the ugly before...

David Owen: Cold War II – a Sequel that Los Angeles, Like the Rest...

Throughout my time covering the Olympic Movement - about 15 years - we have tended to take a pretty dim view of the boycott-marred...

Rome Mayor Officially Withdraws Support for City’s 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid

Rome's Mayor Virginia Raggi has officially withdrawn the city's support for the Italian capital's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Raggi used...

Rome Mayor Says Paying for Olympics “Immoral”

It is hard to tell if reality has set in for Brazil or just one politician has jumped to a conclusion. Rio de Janeiro's...

Fake Lottery Wins and “Magic Pill” Offer Among Online Scams Connected to Rio 2016...

A new report is warning of the growing risk of viruses and scams associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. According to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky...

Nick Butler: Olympic Bidding Process Requires Simple Steps Rather Than Sweeping Reforms

After passing the one-year-to-go milestone with a distinct lack of fanfare last week, the next few days could be the most significant yet in...

Nick Butler: Rome and Tokyo Show How Retaining Support of Governments Remains a Huge...

After a brief and no doubt much-needed break post-Rio 2016, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been back working on his air...

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