Madrid 2020: Madrid’s Prudent, Fiscally Responsible Play

The rules of these Olympic bid contests do not allow the rival cities to compare and contrast each other’s campaigns. At least in public. But,...

Returning Baseball and Softball to the Olympics

The third edition of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) came to a thrilling conclusion as the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 in San...

Tokyo 2020: Hugely Impressed or Lost in Translation?

There is no question, absolutely none, that Tokyo could put on the Summer Games in 2020. They have the technical know-how. They proved that and...

Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium ‘Closed Indefinitely’ Amid Safety Fears

Engineers in Rio de Janeiro examining the structural damage to Estádio Olímpico João Havelange have warned that it could take them up to two...

Turkish President: Choosing Istanbul 2020 Would Show ‘Olympics is Truly Universal’

Turkey's President Abdullah Gül today told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission that choosing Istanbul to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics would send...

USA Boxing Set for Complete Overhaul

USA Boxing, which has been in turmoil for several years, is set for a complete overhaul after International Boxing Association (AIBA) President C K...

Building of Rio de Janeiro’s First Anti-Doping Laboratory Starts

Brazil is getting its first World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in preparation for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The new home of...

Samaranch: Madrid’s 2020 Summer Olympics Bid Must Go On

Madrid's decision to continue campaigning for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, despite Spain's economic crisis, has been strongly defended by the country's most senior...

Iran’s Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Pays Tribute to Female Athletes

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei congratulated and praised Iranian female athletes, who took part in competitions wearing the hijab, at...

When It Comes to Doping, ‘The Simpsons’ Has It Right

There has been much well-informed discussion at this week's two-day "Tackling Doping in Sport" global summit, where the great and good of the world's...

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