Budapest 2024 may have found an answer to one of the Olympic Movement’s most intractable problems: how to deliver a worthwhile legacy for the bedrock Olympic sport of athletics without creating a white elephant.
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An eventful Olympic rowing regatta concluded under blue skies here today, with Great Britain and Germany vying for supremacy in the final race, just as they did in the overall medals table.
The natural order of things in Olympic team dressage was restored here today, when Germany, clear leaders after the opening phase, romped to an emphatic victory.
Major problems appear to be looming for the Paralympic Games, with a Brazilian news organisation claiming the organisers “may need to make cuts in the events structure” to help reduce expenses.
The first day of Rio 2016 rowing finals ended with Germany heading the medals table after taking gold in both men’s and women’s quad sculls.
A Brazilian athlete - Adilson da Silva - will carve out a niche in Olympic history on Thursday (August 11), when he hits the first shot in an Olympic golf tournament for 112 years.
Taekwondo at Rio 2016: a story of octagons, colourful outfits and – perhaps – a triple Olympic champion
When taekwondo action gets under way at Rio 2016 on August 17, viewers and spectators may be pleasantly surprised by the number of female match officials.
Australia’s women were deservedly crowned the first Olympic rugby champions for 92 years at Deodoro Stadium here tonight.
World Rowing remains confident of completing the Rio 2016 Olympic regatta on schedule on Saturday, in spite of the postponement of all today’s scheduled races in conditions described as “horrible” by Sir Steve Redgrave, the five-time Olympic rowing gold medallist.
Rugby has made a successful, but fairly low-key, return to the Olympic stage after more than nine decades.
Renzi sees growing role for sport in international politics - but can Rome 2024 bring Raggi on board?
The sports movement is poised to assume an increasingly important role in international politics, Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, has claimed, while asserting that the then Government had made a mistake four years ago by pulling Rome’s bid out of the race for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics.
Senior Norwegian International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Gerhard Heiberg is to be invited to sit on the new Russian anti-doping Commission, Vitaly Smirnov, the body’s head, has told insidethegames.
Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), claimed the Russian team was "probably the cleanest in Rio", as he announced that at least 271 Russian athletes would be permitted to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Juan Antonio Samaranch was duly elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president in Rio de Janeiro today, following in the footsteps of his famous father.
Concerns are mounting among International Sports Federations (IFs) that there will be lots of empty seats at Rio 2016, once sporting action finally gets under way in earnest on Saturday (August 6).