There’s little evidence relevant government bodies are able to leverage hosting the Olympics to develop a sport participation legacy for the wider population.
The commonly believed mechanism for increasing sport participation assumes that elite sport performances result in a greater number of people taking up sport.
Looking back on the legacy of London 2012, it's clear the local artistic community has lost out.
Will the Winning Edge strategy impact sport participation and limit sports’ abilities to develop Olympic champions?
Australia has had a good start to the Rio Olympics. But does that mean that the strategy created in response to Australia's poor Olympic performance in 2012 is working?
It’s possible to predict medal tallies with surprising accuracy.
Medal counts for individual countries from the Sydney 2000 to London 2012 Olympics have been predicted relatively accurately, using just a small number of demographic and economic characteristics.
National Olympic committees may not be good at explaining what the benefits of the Games are – but the Greeks were.
Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games/Flickr
In a time when war and sports are the primary means of competition, Olympic gold has never been so valuable – or expensive.
Results from the games can tell us a lot about how different nations approach elite women and disabled athletes.
Higher, faster, stronger.
Only a better understanding of what drives doping can improve enforcement. To do so, we must break with the perception of doping as an individual or moral problem.
Recent attacks in Paris and Brussels have taught the French some important lessons about how to deal with the threat of terrorism.
John Barrowman and Karen Dunbar and their complementary tailoring.
From John Barrowman’s Scottish accent to Susan Boyle’s nervous take of Mull of Kintyre to the cheered tribute to Nelson Mandela, the Commonwealth Games gave us an opening ceremony to remember. And that’s…