In the Ancient Olympic Games, the athletes came to live and compete together in Ancient Olympia, but at most early Games of the Modern era, those taking part did not live in an Olympic Village but in hotel accommodation around the host city.
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Australia’s Olympic TV network, 7Olympics, has just put out a short clip of footage from the London 2012 Olympics featuring home race walker Jared Tallent en route to his eventual golden glory in the 50km race walk - eventual in the sense that he had to wait until June 17, 2016, 1,405 days later, to claim the medal originally won by Sergey Kirdyapkin.
South Africa's six-times Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius is due to face a sentencing hearing tomorrow (June 13) for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.
Push comes to shove as Cinquanta steps down after 22 years as International Skating Union President - but what of his legacy?
Ottavio Cinquanta, elected President of the International Skating Union (ISU) in 1994, will belatedly step down this week as the ISU Congress in Dubrovnik elects his successor.
Rio 2016 is Neymar’s sole summer target - but Messi is set on ending 23 years of hurt for Argentina in the Copa America Centenario
Cristiano Ronaldo comes into the reckoning, but if you were to say that Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr were among the three best footballers in the world right now you would not get many arguments.
It is sport’s impossible job. Brazil football manager? No problem. Groundsman at Wimbledon? A stroll in the park. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President? A piece of cake.
Got, got, need. If you are an avid collector of football sticker albums in Britain, you will be all too familiar with that sequence of words, currently doing the rounds once again with the recent release of Panini’s latest edition for this year’s European Championships.
European Aquatics Championships to point up the virtues of the London 2012 legacy in the Olympic Park
There’s good news and bad at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this month. The bad news - there will be no public access to the gym, fitness classes, competition pool, training pool, diving pool or crèche. The good news - this inconvenience is occasioned by the hosting of the European Aquatics Championships, the last big marker before Rio 2016. The last time this event took place in Britain was 1993.
Player safety and keeping NHL stars at Olympics leading concerns as Fasel prepares for sixth term as IIHF President
My first experience of ice hockey politics came during a press conference in Sochi midway through the 2014 Winter Olympics, where world governing body chief René Fasel appeared alongside National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman.
From the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 to Rio 2016, the Olympics has always found a place for the stateless and misplaced
In a simple but emotional moment, the Olympic flame will be carried this Tuesday (April 26) by Syrian swimmer Ibrahim Al Hussein at the Eleonas Refugee Camp in Athens. Ibrahim had part of his leg amputated, but still swims and plays wheelchair basketball.
When high priestess Katerina Lehou kindles the 2016 Olympic flame next Thursday, one person will be watching more intently than anyone else. Choreographer Artemis Ignatiou is responsible for every last detail of the flame lighting ceremony in Ancient Olympia.
Finish Line passes start line first as Boston Marathon bombings are marked in drama and film on eve of 120th running
As the final preparations are laid for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18, the event has taken on an additional resonance that is a legacy of the bombings which claimed the lives of three people and injured more than 360 others close to the finish line of the 2013 race.
Has the ICC World Twenty20 strengthened cricket's Olympic ambitions or is the sport featuring at the Games still a long way away?
Late last year, the calls for cricket to regain its place as an Olympic sport became increasingly loud and as vociferous as they had ever been.
Two years ago Kamloops, in Canada, staged the Four Nations Cup, which served as a warm-up event for the Ice Hockey Women’s World Championships it is about to host. After the home country had earned a 3-2 shoot-out win over the United States, such was the level of general enthusiasm that young female fans were still outside the arena playing street hockey at midnight.
As the London 1908 Olympics began, Bishop Ethelbert Talbot of Pennsylvania gave a sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral. He suggested that the struggle was more important than the prize. In the congregation that day was International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Very impressed by what he heard, Coubertin adapted the words to form the Olympic creed.