I have to admit I am really into the Winter Olympics.
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It’s a strange thing about dead heats in sporting championships. The experience immediately polarises into fevered examination of technological detail and a rush of general goodwill.
David Owen: Olympic broadcast chief is right to question wisdom of wooing a 21st century audience with 19th century sports - up to a point
The relationship between sport and television is endlessly fascinating.
"Wow! What a beautiful backside!"
The Olympic circus will depart Pyeongchang 2018 this time next week with questions still lingering over what happens next.
"If you don’t want to know the scores, please look away now."
I remember chatting about Adam Pengilly shortly after he became the only International Olympic Committee (IOC) member to oppose the ruling Executive Board’s response to the Russian doping scandal at the 2016 Session in Rio de Janeiro.
The Olympic Oath sworn by athletes, judges and coaches at Pyeongchang 2018 was altered in a move which bears a resemblance with the revised ritual introduced at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014.
The story that surfaced earlier this week about prospective volunteers at this year’s Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast being told not to use the greeting "G’day" and directed instead to use the Aboriginal welcome "Jingeri". Could it have been true?
David Owen: Snow volleyball at the Winter Olympics? In that case, bring on the ice wrestlers. And the slush rowing
Two words made my blood boil in the run-up to Pyeongchang.
Sadly boxing, one of the original Games sports, is now on the ropes and fighting for its Olympic life.
Hidden away behind the dominant themes of Russian doping, Pan-Korean unity and formulating some sort of reaction to sexual abuse scandals, last week’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session here marked another staging post in the attempt to boost the appeal of hosting the Olympic Games.
Watching on from afar, it has looked like an impressive start to proceedings at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Liam Morgan: Pyeongchang 2018 already Political Games as unified ice hockey team continue Peace Olympics theme
Pierre de Coubertin’s famous mantra that the Olympics are not about winning but about taking part rang true here tonight as sporting diplomacy was played out on the Winter Games’ fiercest battleground.
Today, the entire world had its eyes turned towards Pyeongchang. Everyone watched the splendid pageant of the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony with excitement and emotion.