The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) made the right moves as far as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is concerned when its Executive Board backed a tough stance against doping in Lausanne tonight.
The strength of Tamás Aján's leadership of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) will be tested in Lausanne tomorrow, at a meeting that could have a profound effect on the sport's future.
There is only one viable subject for this week's blog and, yes, eagle-eyed readers will spot it is the same as last week's: the Russian doping crisis.
Forty years ago, preparations for the Moscow 1980 Olympics were proceeding smoothly with less than eight months until the opening day.
Here we go again. Ahead of Rio and Pyeongchang, when the question of imposing doping crisis-related sanctions on Russia affecting the country's presence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games arose, the issue set international sports bodies - and observers - at each other's throats.
Paris 2024 remains free to negotiate a sponsorship agreement with a hotel partner, in spite of the new worldwide sponsorship deal with room renting platform Airbnb, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
In 2016, I used Airbnb to book a room in an apartment block in the Botafogo district of Rio de Janeiro.
The Finnish Olympic Committee is hosting International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach as part of its New Leaders Sports Leadership Programme.
In a week when the less edifying side of the quest for sports success is being thrust again into our faces, what a relief it was to immerse myself in the detailed programme for the next International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting in Lausanne.
Thirty years ago, demonstrators were on the streets in Eastern Germany in protests which would eventually bring down the Government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and with it, the fall of the Berlin Wall.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Media provoked a minor Twitter storm last week. It took to the social media platform to assert that the (IOC) and the Olympic Games "are not there for making money".
Sport's relationship with China is endlessly fascinating. It is 35 years since the world's most populous nation largely undermined the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Olympics by dispatching its top athletes to California and winning 32 medals.
More years ago then I care to remember I was working as a young sub-editor on a British broadsheet newspaper when an agency reported that a spectator had been shot and wounded, thankfully not fatally, during a competition at Bisley, the famous UK shooting venue.
As international sport has grown longer in the tooth, it has become fairly commonplace for cities – and now countries – to aspire to host events they first staged a century ago.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has sent a letter to the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) raising serious concerns for its role in the future of Italian sport and issued a warning of suspension should the issues not be rectified promptly.