Blackmun Stood Up Just When the U.S. Olympics Needed Him Most

I've known United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun for over 15 years, and I have seen him, on occasion, enjoy a...

How NBC ended Qatar’s Olympic bid for the 2020 Summer Games

So the Summer Olympics are nothing more than just a TV show that would have trouble competing with other sports, entertainment and politics if...

Rogge Refuses to Allow Saudi Arabia to Let Women Compete Under IOC Flag

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has revealed there is no chance that Saudi Arabia's female athletes will be able to compete at...

IOC Sidesteps Political Issues for 2020 Olympic Games

(Editor’s Note.  The selection of Olympic host cities has become a very controversial process over the past 15 years.  Ethnic and nationalist concerns, economic...

British Olympic Drug Ban is Illegal

The British Olympic Association's (BOA) controversial doping bylaw is illegal and must be scrapped, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) officially announced this...

Anyone Notice? Olympics Are Less Than 100 Days Off

Last week, a switch was thrown, and the Summer Olympics came dimly into view. It was thrown to mark 100 days until the start of...

American Women Lagging in International Sports

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Civil Rights legislation, Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, that opened...

European Politicians Pour Scorn Over Sepp Blatter’s Handling of ISL Scandal

Sepp Blatter has been accused of sweeping the notorious ISL bribery scandal under the table in a damning new report that heaps fresh embarrassment...

Cup Won by 1896 Olympic Marathon Winner Returns to Greece for World Record Fee

(Editor’s Note.  Real world economics and politics are constant forces interacting with sport in the Olympic movement.  This story is relevant because of the...

Coalition of environmental and human rights groups launch Olympic sponsor protest campaign

A coalition of environmental and human rights groups have launched a new online campaign here focusing on, what they claim, are the "worst" Olympic sponsors...

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