Current IOC President Thomas Bach touches a monument to Olympic founder Pierre de Coubertin in ancient Olympia, southern Greece, in 2016.
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As the Olympics get underway, what would the man who founded the modern Olympic movement think? Pierre de Coubertin's vision of the Olympics as a tool of peace and faith in youth still resonates.
Fireworks explode behind the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea,
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CBC and NBC's theme music that fills our ears before and after commercials and quietly accompanies intimate athlete profiles can actually have an impact on the way we view sports.
South Korea’s goalie Shin So-jung reacts after giving up a goal to Switzerland in the first game played by the combined Koreas women’s hockey team the 2018 Winter Olympics. Korea lost its opening game 8-0.
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The joint South Korean-North Korean women's Olympic hockey team has angered fans of the game and raised concerns about athlete morale. But the media spotlight is actually good for the game.
The IOC has adopted the dove as an official Olympic symbol.
History shows Olympic Games have only very limited ability to promote peace between warring nations.
Reid Watts of Canada competes in the first round of the men’s luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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The Olympics have been plagued by doping, corruption and political problems. But academic and former Olympian Bruce Kidd says the Olympic Games are still an important humanitarian movement.
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman speaks at the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar.
Laws like Title IX are supposed to shield athletes from abuse. But lax enforcement allows sports organizations to protect perpetrators over athletes.
Dick’s Sporting Goods presenting Team USA – including Olympic gymnast Simone Biles – a check for $236,000.
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Sexual abuse is a chronic condition that afflicts many other sports besides gymnastics.
North and South Korean officials meet with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach in Lausanne on January 20.
In a sporting diplomatic coup, North and South Korea will march under a unified flag at Pyeongchang 2018.
The Pink Cricket Test aims to raise awareness and funds for the McGrath Foundation and is sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank.
Millions are spent on sports sponsorship in Australia each year, but we are only just starting to figure out whether it is worth it.
The Russian flag will not fly at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The ban on Russia competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics is unique: it is directly linked to the country’s lack of sporting integrity.
Almost 50 years ago, a white, non-American athlete supported Black athletes protesting racial injustice. Peter Norman paid a price for taking a stand. Canada's Sidney Crosby is no Peter Norman.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach stands between Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett to announce winning bids for the upcoming games.
AP Photo/Martin Mejia
The benefits of hosting the Olympics are so slim, or nonexistent, that fewer cities are bidding to host the games. That's a sign of serious trouble.
The modern marathon distance comes from the 1908 London Olympics.
The story behind the marathon is more complicated than it seems.
The Bolt – Usain Bolt – after coming third in the men’s 100m final at the World Athletics Championships in London.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is often hailed as the greatest athlete of all time. But when you crunch the numbers, his name doesn't come top of the list.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
McDonald’s unexpectedly ended its worldwide sponsorship of the Olympics last month. Here Canadian gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau gets a snack at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.
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McDonald's recently ended a 40-year relationship with the Olympics. Was the decision based on the tarnished Olympic brand or were there other reasons?
Amanda De Lisio, Bournemouth University
Rio's sex workers were hoping the 2016 games would also boost their trade – but they were wrong.
Outside the staging of summer and winter Olympic Games, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), which oversees the selection and participation of Australia’s athletes, rarely features in public debate…
Lennon in action.
Help with psychological issues for elite performers is not about reacting when problems bubble to the surface.
Stars of one of sport's biggest success stories are slowly revealing the dangerous influence of Spice Girls-style postfeminism.