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Exclusive: “There is huge popular support” for Olympics in Istanbul claims bid official

(Editor’s Note.  This article is one of five being posted to the Digest blog on the same day.  All five stories deal with a...

Maximizing Heritage and Economic Impact From Hosting Major Sporting Events

(Editor’s Note: Professor Franco B. Ascani is the President of the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs and a member of the International Olympic Commission...

Mario Vazquez Raña resigns

Mario Vazquez Raña, one of the most influential figures in the Olympic movement, abruptly announced his resignation Thursday as a member of the International...

Live from London: It’s the 2012 Summer Olympics on NBC

Yahoo Sports has a report on its website that is of major interest to those who will be watching the 2012 Summer Olympics from...

IOC Working for Gender Equity in the Olympic Movement

The first Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896 were not open to women. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic...

We Need to Listen to Our Young People

Like most kids with raw talent, Eli began his athletic career playing catch in the yard. It was clear from his earliest days he...

You’re out! Softball’s Olympic Odyssey

Softball, an Olympic sport from 1996 to 2008, was dropped from the Summer Games of 2012 and 2016. The reason was never made clear,...

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