International Olympic Committee

'Rootin' Tootin' Putin' - Be Careful What You Wish For

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Despite the favorable Russian medal count "Rootin' Tootin' Putin" may have unintentionally forced himself off the medal stand and into a cauldron of controversy. With his desire for a meaningful place in the international spotlight, Putin may have out manoeuvred himself on the domestic front...

The Internalised Homophobia of the International Olympic Committee

Daniel W Smith | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Sport
Daniel W Smith

From the day of writing only 106 days remain until the most expensive Olympics ever to be hosted take place in Mother Russia. The eyes of the world shall be firmly fixed on Sochi as athletes from every corner of the world participate to prove that they are the best at what they do...

Armstrong Stripped Of Sydney 2000 Bronze Medal

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Sport

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his Sydney 2000 Olympics bronze medal because of his involvement in doping. Armstrong, whose doping confession...

IOC Says Drug Cheats 'Will Be Caught'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

The International Olympic Committee has said drug cheats at the London Games "will be caught" but called for critics of the Chinese teen swimmer Ye Sh...

Twitter Blamed For Haywire Olympic Coverage

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Twitter has been blamed for disrupting the television coverage of the cycling road race. Armchair viewers were left clueless about timing and posi...

Saudi Olympic Athlete Banned From Wearing Hijab

Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

A Saudi Olympic athlete has been banned from wearing the hijab when she competes in the Judo competition next week. The International Judo Federati...

Olympic Legacy: No Change for Gay Athletes

Andy Wasley | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK
Andy Wasley

Long after the last athletes and spectators have left the Olympic Park in September, London 2012's organisers will be obsessing over the much-hyped Olympic Legacy. London won its bid for the Games on an explicit promise of 'greater inclusion' for all communities. Recent research conducted by the University of Cambridge for Stonewall's School Report 2012 reveals something that should seriously worry those responsible for achieving this worthy goal. In light of these findings, it's unsurprising that gay people are almost invisible in professional athletics (in Team GB there are just two openly gay athletes). But remarkably, London 2012 has done little of value to make sure gay people share that Olympic Legacy of 'greater inclusion'.

No Females Set To Compete For Saudi Arabia At London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Sport

The International Olympic Committe are set to come under fire after it emerged Saudi Arabia look likely to be the only nation competing at the London ...