Corporations benefit from using public spaces during the Olympic Games – but Rio made sure local businesses also got a slice of the pie.
Photographers can't pay the bills with Instagram likes – but it's pushing them to capture more spectacular images than ever before.
There's plenty of evidence to suggest that attempts to manipulate the outcome of the competitions are as old as the Games themselves.
Television is dead; long live the Olympics.
The way we consume sport is changing, and that's having massive ramifications on the way sport and broadcast television are funded.
Athletes need to learn to find and access their ideal emotional state to achieve their best.
Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
Working out is always good for you – until it's not.
A look at the diet of an Olympian – from ancient Greece to Rio 2016.
Olympic organizers are known for fiercely protecting their many related trademarks. It helps maintain their value – but to whose advantage?
Unravelling the common assumption that runners from Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have a natural advantage.
As the track and field events are about to start in Rio, we look at how some athletic events have changed since the first Olympics in 1896.
They're a global phenomenon – but gangs are so varied that they barely merit the same name.
In sports, what's considered fair play has changed throughout history. At one point, even looking 'too poor' was grounds for exclusion.
Business Briefing: the big bucks of broadcasting the Olympics.
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The amount broadcasters will pay for the rights to the Olympics keeps going up, but is the value of the rights changing?
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.
In foil, epee and sabre, Olympic fencers must have exceedingly rapid reactions. This academic (and fencer) is researching the sport.
The Australian swim team hoping for medal success in Rio have a lot to thank one of the earlier pioneers of sport science: Forbes Carlile.
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.