Succession planning is currently low on the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s list of priorities. With his first Presidential term not yet completed, there seems every prospect that the good ship Bach will sail on until 2025, perhaps longer.
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While seeking a possible contact for Liz Nicholl on Twitter, I came across a version of that name with the hashtag: #busydoingnothing. So I ruled that one out.
Home again from sweltering Lausanne after a series of meetings that I ended up feeling taught us quite a lot about how the modern International Olympic Committee (IOC) operates.
It is the "the supreme authority and leadership" of a global movement which has more than 200 member nations and has endured world wars, decades of political boycotts, financial scandals and doping.
Organisers of the second European Games fixing the fine details as Minsk stands ready to welcome a continent
A measure of preparation. In recent days, one of the more pressing topics of discussion for the organisers of the second European Games set to take place in Minsk from June 21 to 30 has concerned the rules over marching in the Opening Ceremony.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 set to be a game-changer – but too many federations are providing a drag factor
Two clicks take you to FIFA’s French e-store for the Women’s World Cup that has got fully under way for the eighth time this weekend following Friday’s 4-0 walloping of South Korea by a host team set on replicating the victory of their men in Russia last year.
On Friday, June 9, 1939, meeting in London, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to award the 1940 Winter Olympics to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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.
"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.