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‘Informal Discussions’ Underway on Changes to Olympic Bidding Process

"Informal discussions" are underway about changing the bidding process for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in order to shift away from a current...

Barker: Sixty Years on From Melbourne 1956 – an Olympics Which Faced Familiar Problems

It all sounds very familiar. Warnings about the lack of progress from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), disputes over venues, delays in construction, strikes...

Brazil Among Three Countries Declared Non-Compliant at WADA Foundation Board Meeting

Olympic and Paralympic Games host nation Brazil, Azerbaijan and Indonesia were declared non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) during the organisation’s Foundation Board...

Biles Confirms Intentions to Compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 phenomenon Simone Biles has confirmed that she is planning to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The gymnast arrived in Rio de...

Nick Butler: IOC Evaluation Commissions Must do More to Foresee Problems in Olympic Organizing...

Inspection and reflection season has begun in International Olympic Committee (IOC) circles; an opportunity to consider the good, the bad and the ugly before...

Sprinting Legend Donovan Bailey Calls on IAAF to ‘Press Reset’ on Records Tainted by...

Canadian sprinting legend Donovan Bailey has called on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to "press reset" on all records in the sport...

Anger as Rio 2016 Officials Fail to Pay Staff and Companies Because of Financial...

Workers and companies employed by Rio 2016 have still not been paid as the Organizing Committee continues to face problems fulfilling its financial obligations, insidethegames...

Alan Hubbard: Angling For a ‘Plaice’ in the Olympics is No Joke

So, fishing is angling to become an Olympic sport. Join the queue. The international governing body for fishing has applied for it to be part...

Disaster-Hit Fukushima Earmarked to Host Events at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe have reportedly "agreed" that some Tokyo 2020 Olympic events should be...

Alan Hubbard: Judgement Daze – Does Anyone Really Know the Score in Boxing?

No-one will dispute that Dr C K Wu, the ultra-ambitious but extremely effective overlord of AIBA, aka the International Boxing Association, which governs what...

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