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...

IPC Releases Video To Celebrate Contribution Of Para-athletes Around the World

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released a video called "All About Ability" to mark annual United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities....

Top Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission Officials Resign After Criticism Of Testing System

Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman Herb Elliott last week led a mass resignation of the organization's executive management as the fallout continues from the...

U.S. Receiving “Lot of Encouragement” From IOC Members For 2024 Olympic Bid, Probst Claims

A potential bid from America for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics is receiving strong support already from International Olympic Committee (IOC) members it was...

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