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Angela Ruggiero: The American fast becoming a shining light for the Olympic Movement in 2017 and beyond

Angela Ruggiero: The American fast becoming a shining light for the Olympic Movement in 2017 and beyond

It is fair to say that 2016 has not been a vintage year for sports administrators. Too old, too stuck in the past and too out of touch with the needs and desires of the modern world are among common gripes. And, for all their powerful rhetoric about youth and innovation shown through gestures like adding skateboarding and surfing to the Tokyo 2020 programme, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have been tarred with the same brush.