It is sad to admit, but if I have learnt one thing from my first four months at insidethegames, it is that money and politics are ruining the Olympics.
The impressive growth in income generated by the Olympic Movement from five major programmes ground to a halt in the 2013-16 Olympic cycle, though growth is set to resume in the Pyeongchang 2018/Tokyo 2020 quadrennium.
David Owen: Olympicland suffers Rio-related revenue blip, but stays on course for $10 billion quadrennium to end the decade
It has been hard going financially for many people these past five or six years, and the Olympic Movement has not been immune to the slowdown.
The first Board meeting of the new Independent Testing Authority (ITA) will take place before the end of the year, with appointment of the body’s first director general among items up for discussion.
Other work projects have had me immersed in the world of sport of 50 years ago just lately, a world in some ways impossibly distant from ours today, albeit one that many contemporary sports administrators will remember quite well, as I do.
Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee set to approve addition of good governance commitment in constitution
The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) is expected to approve the inclusion of a good governance commitment in its constitution later this month.
The inaugural International Youth Olympic Games of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has got underway in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe, where 60 people aged 18-25 will compete over six days of action.
Seeing former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month reminded me how time marches on.
Sergey Bubka paid a hastily-arranged visit to Kathmandu, at the invitation of the Nepal Athletics Association (NAA), as it was confirmed that the Olympic Movement has promised $500,000 (£322,000/€445,000) to help the nation rebuild in the wake of the devastating recent earthquakes.
Transparency looks to have unexpected benefits for leading Olympic Movement administrators.