How Extensive Is the Power of Sheikh Ahmad?

Editor's Note: David Miller Aires talks exclusively to the influential Kuwaiti Sheikh Fahad, killed at the start of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1991,...

In the Warm Glow of Congratulations, Thomas Bach Should be Taking a Cold Shower...

Apparent equilibrium of the IOC can be elusory. Thomas Bach, the predicted newly elected President from Germany, will need to be bold, brave and...

Bach Must Now Turn to Future After Being Winner ‘Majority of People’ Wanted

"Ouffff!" The first word uttered by Thomas Bach as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, at around 12.42 p.m. today, may not have been very Presidential,...

Who Do You Love?

As circuses go, this one is most excellent. The question: who will be the next ringleader and where is the next tent to be...

How Tokyo 2020 Won Its Olympics, Paralympics Bids Despite Fukushima

BUENOS AIRES, Brazil -- Money, technical capacity, infrastructure and a sprinkling of striking signature developments, such as the $1.5 billion Zaha Hadid-designed Kasumigaoka Stadium...

Outgoing IOC President Jacques Rogges Praised for Calm Leadership

Succeeding Juan Antonio Samaranch as IOC President was a tall order. Jacques Rogge, the second Belgian to hold the office, may have been these last...

Wrestling Floors Opponents with First Round Victory

BUENOS AIRES, Brazil - Wrestling has retained its place on the Olympic sports program after winning a clear-cut victory over its two rivals today in...

IOC Reaching New Scale of Media Operation for 2020 Games Location Announcement

When some years ago the International Olympic Committee (IOC) held a session to discuss the future of the Olympic movement, there was a group...

Finch: Adding Softball to the Olympics Will Increase Relevance to Women

Legendary softball star Jennie Finch has backed the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) campaign to get the bat-and-ball sports back into the Olympics during...

2020 Summer Olympic Host Cities All on Shaky Legs

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is apparently not all that concerned with the ongoing events in nearby Syria. He is leading Istanbul 2020′s delegation...

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