Since the 1970s, several Asian countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, have strongly increased their influence in the Olympic movement.
A recent decision by the International Olympic Committee has cheerleading under consideration for Tokyo 2020. But its very status as a sport has constantly been questioned.
From Sharapova to the Brownlee brothers, 2016 has given us one step forward to one step back.
Women are still grossly underrepresented as chairpeople, directors or chief executives of international sporting bodies, to the great detriment of those sports.
What do the concepts like 'cheating' and 'performance enhancing' mean to young African footballers?
Can skateboarding – with its anti-establishment ethos and emphasis on individuality – mesh with the corporatized Olympics?
Television is dead; long live the Olympics.
Looking back on the legacy of London 2012, it's clear the local artistic community has lost out.
We all know that competing at the Olympics is the end product of years of training, but how much fuel do elite athletes need?
Olympic organizers are known for fiercely protecting their many related trademarks. It helps maintain their value – but to whose advantage?
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.
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.
Will Brazil's troubles in preparing for the Rio Games change the global narrative of the value of hosting the Olympics?
The doping scandal has dragged the Olympic brand through the mud – and making it shine again will be no easy task.
The IOC will allow Russian athletes to compete in Rio 2016 if they've been cleared by their respective international sporting federation of doping. Should other countries pull out of the games?
As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
In a time when war and sports are the primary means of competition, Olympic gold has never been so valuable – or expensive.
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.
The International Olympic Committee will allow Russians wanting to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympics the chance to do so if they can prove they're clean to their sports federation.
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?