There are benefits to hosting the Olympics - but when it comes to culture, there's no mega-event like Carnival.
The IOC's changes to transgender policy is useful, but the situation is still complicated.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.
Fresh details about the findings of the World Anti Doping Authority raise questions about athletics chiefs.
Hosting a mega-event isn't all it's cracked up to be - and now some cities are starting to say 'no'.
Australia has struggled to win Olympic medals after the success in Sydney in 2000. But there's hope that may change as we head towards the Rio games in 2016.
When the integrity of sport lies tarnished, it is the right time to end the merry-go-round of Olympic bids and national oversight over performance and doping.
A massive doping problem in the Lance Armstrong era has inspired some useful reform ideas, but governance issues must be solved as well.
A damning report exposes doping and corruption at every level. And the Russians aren't likely to take the fall for everyone.
Paralympic athletes are representing in Doha, while back home the welfare state is being attacked.
The Japanese Olympic Committee recently announced five new sports for possible inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing.
Organisers of the World Championship in Athletics will be on their toes after recent revelations of mass doping by endurance athletes. Here's what you need to know about doping and how to evade it.
Eight sports have presented their case for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But it was tenpin bowling’s application that generated the most debate in the media and the wider public.
China can go into the 2022 Winter Olympics with a sense of 'been there, done that'.
Rio 2016 promised much, but with just one year to go Brazilians are still waiting for it to deliver...
People are increasingly expressing worries over the environmental impact of Olympic Games but for every London, there's a Sochi -- or another Beijing.
Whatever hoo ha about human rights and corruption gets attached to the Chinese Winter Olympics victory, it won't be allowed to detract from the event itself.
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games failed due to a lack of leadership, not the price tag.
What has Beijing gotten itself into?
The International Olympic Committee will choose between two non-democratic countries – China and Kazakhstan – for the 2022 Winter Olympics. A sign of things to come?