David Owen Chief Columnist

David Owen worked for 20 years for the Financial Times in the United States, Canada, France and the UK. He ended his FT career as sports editor after the 2006 World Cup and is now freelancing, including covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 World Cup and London 2012. He has written two books about horse racing, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset and No Snail.

David Owen

Recent articles by David

History made as IOC gets first "doyenne"

History made as IOC gets first "doyenne"

A small but significant moment in International Olympic Committee (IOC) history comes to pass today, as a princely family-member from a 62 square-mile speck of Central Europe takes over as the organisation’s longest-serving voting member.