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The presidents and commissioners of major sporting organisations such as the International Olympic Committee and FIFA have all been men. AAP and EPA

Women are missing in sport leadership, and it’s time that changed

Women are still grossly underrepresented as chairpeople, directors or chief executives of international sporting bodies, to the great detriment of those sports.
Training for the Olympics is time-consuming – and expensive. USA Today Sports/Reuters

How do Olympic athletes pay the electric bill?

A former Olympic gold medalist reflects on his own financial struggles as he trained and competed for the 1984 Summer Games. Thirty years later, not much has changed for many Olympians.
A protester holds up a sticker reading ‘boycott’ during anti-Olympic protests in Brazil. Reuters

In no mood for games: the pale Olympic flame of Rio 2016

Protests against the Rio Olympics must be understood in the context of the growing global reaction to both the way these mega-events are organised and the entities promoting them.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko speaks to the media in Moscow. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/AAP

How Russian doping could lead to Rio 2016 ban

The entire Russian Olympic team could be banned from competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. How can the International Olympic Committee ban an entire country?

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