On May 31, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were entering the final stages of their week-long bed-in for peace at a Montreal hotel. The Vietnam war was raging on. The Apollo 10 astronauts had recently splashed down in the Pacific having successfully completed the mission that would pave the way for the “one small step for man” moon landing on July 20.
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"The pain is the reality but your mind can inspire you past it. I look to the countryside, music, and art, to help inspire me" - Yiannis Kouros
Sir Craig Reedie was keen to highlight the changes the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had made during his tenure as President at the Annual Symposium in Lausanne in March.
My insidethegames colleague Liam Morgan recounted a small but telling detail about the final afternoon of Patrick Baumann’s life.
John Coates, a tactically astute 68-year-old Sydney lawyer, has been President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) for 29 years. He has been involved in three Australian Summer Olympic bids, from three different cities, and maybe - who knows? - will soon be roped into a fourth.
ITTF becoming a big hitter as Budapest World Championships showcase superb array of rising young talent
Curiously enough, Budapest’s Hungexpo, which stages the International Table Tennis World Championships that start today, has previously been hosting an exhibition of home-making with the tagline - "From planning to implementation".
Sir Austin Sealy – the man who set the CARIFTA Games notion in motion and gave athletics a gift that keeps on giving
This coming Saturday will see the start of the 48th CARIFTA Games – the touchstone junior track and field competition for the Caribbean region that has energised and accelerated the careers of generations of athletes. Did anybody mention Usain Bolt? Of course. We’ll get back to him.
Olympism revived: it is exactly 100 years since a sparsely-attended IOC Session in Switzerland signified that the Movement had survived the Great War
One hundred years ago, on April 5, 1919, Olympism was revived after one of the darkest episodes in European history.
Bigger and better than ever before – the IIHF Women’s World Championships in Espoo are about to begin
Women’s ice hockey has already played an historic part in the development of the Olympic Games by enabling players from North and South Korea to compete side by side at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games.
Vikings, beer, mud and an Olympic mission – the strange and wonderful Aarhus brew for 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Five years ago, the Danish Athletics Federation effectively re-connected the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Half Marathon Championships with rank-and-file runners when they hosted an integrated – and highly successful – event in Copenhagen.
Jan Dijkema, who as President of the International Skating Union is about to oversee the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama in Japan, was a politician before he was a sporting politician, working as representing the PvdA in the House of Representatives in his native Netherlands until 1994.
When Karoliina Lundahl first took up weightlifting in the 1980s it was a men-only sport dominated by Europe.
Fifty years ago this week, Avery Brundage, then President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), sat down and composed a long letter to his colleagues on the IOC Executive Board.
Krasnoyarsk, host of the Winter Universiade that starts on Saturday (March 2), lies at the geographical centre of Siberia. As Russia hosts this event for the first time, it does so fully confident that there will be no need for artificial snow.
Firstly, some facts about Vitaly Mutko. He was born on December 8, 1958 in the Apsheronsky District. He began work as a technician on shipping vessels in 1977. After becoming involved in local politics, he rose to the position of Deputy Mayor of Saint Petersburg in 1992.