The IOC said two Russian doping violations during the Pyeongchang Games had marred an otherwise clean report card for the Russian delegation.
Bravo to Kristen for her 13-year unstinting advocacy for this outcome. It involves complex issues that bring together international and national sports, science, gender and human rights. Congratulations also to her legal team, led by Brenda Cuthbert.
Sport gives individuals, communities and nations the opportunity to break down barriers, to forge new relationships and promote the principles of respect, teamwork and fair play that sit at the heart of sport's raison d'être. So is it any wonder that sporting icons have been at the forefront of criticism of Donald Trump?
Rio 2016 May Not Have Been Perfect, But It Was Another Reminder Of How Important Sport Is To Society
On a global scale, the Olympic Games allowed the world to witness moments of human achievement rather than tragedy and it's no wonder that businesses large and small are keen to associate themselves with sport and why the benefits go beyond the playing field, the track or the pool.
With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, track and field athletics is once again embroiled in scandal, controversy, and disgust. Or in the media it is. On Friday night I was lucky enough to bear witness to the electricity meter at the London Olympic Stadium explode with the buzz of the Anniversary Games. It was just fantastic for the world to focus solely on the talent...
Kurt Angle is one of the most decorated professional wrestlers of all time. He is the current reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion and thankfully for us, he agreed to sit down and talk at length about his career and more. Parts one and two of our interview trilogy were revealing and this third instalment proved no different.
Norway said no to being the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) trophy wife. Which means the Winter Olympics is left with what is quickly becoming its dictatorship default. Only by learning from the Oslo Olympic process, can the Games be rescued
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...
Lost among much of the recent debate over human rights at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and Russia's 'anti-gay law', has been the fine line that athletes at Sochi have to tread between the strict restrictions placed upon 'political comment' by the International Olympic Committee, and remaining true to their own moral convictions.
Olympics and hyperbole are old bedfellows, yet it's fair to say that this did seem like an exceptional - perhaps historic - moment for Japan, as though this vote could just mark the end of Japan's two 'lost decades', twenty years of economic flatlining in a country growing ever less confident and more insular.