It would seem obvious athletes are the most important part of the Olympics. But competing issues, from sponsorship rules to politics, means the rights of athletes aren't always the top priority.
The politics of Russia's Olympic doping ban.
Doping scandals have dominated the build-up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
In a sporting diplomatic coup, North and South Korea will march under a unified flag at Pyeongchang 2018.
The ban on Russia competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics is unique: it is directly linked to the country’s lack of sporting integrity.
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 International Olympic Committee could suspend Kenya, putting it in the company of Kuwait.
Since the 1970s, several Asian countries, such as China, Japan, and South Korea, have strongly increased their influence in the Olympic movement.
Although the Olympics have come to an end, fans will continue to be gripped by the infinite micro-narratives that sports fixtures provide. But are these narratives comparable to literary creativity?
Extensive drug use was reported at the 1952 Helsinki Games, but it was the death of two athletes that finally galvanized international sporting authorities into taking action against doping.
Instead of showcasing a rising global power with a booming economy, the 2014 Games put a spotlight on Brazil's most serious economic recession since the 1930s, along with a host of social problems.
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.
Athletes are increasingly expected to be good role models. But we don’t usually expect them to sacrifice their chance of winning to help others.
Olympic organizers are known for fiercely protecting their many related trademarks. It helps maintain their value – but to whose advantage?
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 mainstream media has knocked Brazil for the Zika virus, doping scandals and safety concerns. But citizen social media users, by revealing an alternate narrative, could even the score for Rio.
It's down to money, popularity and a lot of lobbying.
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.