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Rio water pollution targets won’t be met by 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

Pollution levels in the waters of the Rio 2016 sailing venue on Guanabara Bay are not expected to meet the promised targets, state environmental...

Appointment of Putin ally to head IOC Evaluation Commission adds controversy to 2022 Olympic...

Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, has been appointed chairman of the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission that...

Sochi 2014 posts 5 billion ruble profit

Sochi 2014 today revealed an operational profit of 5 billion rubles (£85 million/$140 million/€102 million) following its hosting of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics...

San Diego submits 2024 Olympic and Paralympic host city bid proposal

San Diego has submitted a host city bid proposal for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Officials from the...

Pistorius murder trial extended to May 16

The murder trial of six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been extended to May 16, the Pretoria court hearing the case announced today. The extension,...

Russian Doping Problems Continue as Weightlifters, Cyclists Banned for Failed Tests

A bad year for Russian sport has ended on a further sour note with the announcement that eight athletes, six from weightlifting and two...

Wider Role of Sport Epitomized by Putin’s Personal Olympic Legacy

One of the first essay's I wrote at school was rather bravely entitled "What is the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games?" At the...

Sochi 2014 Has Potential To Damage Olympic Brand

For Sochi 2014, read Beijing 2008: it has long been hard to resist the temptation to bracket together the Olympic Movement's principal recent flirtations...

New NBC Deal Will Help Raise Awareness of Paralympics, Claims U.S. Chief

NBC's new deal to cover the Paralympics means there is an outstanding opportunity for interest in the Games to grow to "new levels" in...

USOC Chief Exec: Atlanta 1996 Olympic Stadium Has Been “Extremely Successful” Despite Short Lifespan

Turner Field, originally the Centennial Olympic Stadium built as the centerpiece for Atlanta 1996, has provided a legacy even though it faces the prospect of...

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