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David Owen: Targeting the Worst Drug Cheats is All Fine and Dandy, but With...

Let’s begin by giving the International Olympic Committee (IOC) a little credit. By storing Olympic athletes’ anti-doping samples for possible reanalysis for a number of...

Tokyo Governor, IOC Agree to Review 2020 Olympic Games Costs

Urged by IOC President Thomas Bach to cut costs of the Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike accepted Bach’s proposal for a four-party working...

Rowbottom: Departing Grandee of World Gymnastics Offers his Final Judgments

So here’s the problem with gymnastics. Unlike athletics and swimming, the other big beasts of the Olympics, it requires judging; and getting judgments to...

Mike Rowbottom: Malago in Agony as Rome 2024 Bid Shuts Down and Hopes for...

This week’s press briefing on the stricken Rome 2024 bid by the President of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) Giovanni Malagò took place in...

International Weightlifting Federation Frustrated at IOC for Handling of Beijing 2008 and London 2012...

Frustration is growing amid some officials within the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board towards the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to the lack...

Los Angeles 2024 Officials Add Venues, Switch Locations of Sports as Part of Games...

Proposed locations for a number of sports should Los Angeles be successful with its attempt at securing the hosting rights for the 2024 Olympics...

Nick Butler: Olympic Bidding Process Requires Simple Steps Rather Than Sweeping Reforms

After passing the one-year-to-go milestone with a distinct lack of fanfare last week, the next few days could be the most significant yet in...

Let’s Make the Refugee Olympic Team More Than a Symbol

The Refugee Olympic Team was a wonderful initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and I congratulate them on enabling 10 athletes who are refugees...

IOC President to Miss Opening Ceremony of Paralympic Games for First Time in 32...

Thomas Bach will miss the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games Wednesday - the first time the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will...

International Biathlon Union VP Claims IOC Credibility Undermined After Russia Awarded 2021 World Championships

Newly-elected International Biathlon Union (IBU) vice-president of sport Max Cobb has accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of going back on the recommendations they...

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