The Olympics claim not to be political, but in the in the 1960s a counter movement organized by left-leaning countries put politics front and centre.
The International Olympic Committee’s Rule 50 still restricts the freedom of speech of athletes, despite the recently relaxed stipulations. A respected Olympian says the IOC must change its policy.
Strict enforcement of COVID-safe regulations in the Olympic Village could affect athletes’ mental health. Their performance could suffer too
An athlete who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics says when the rescheduled Olympics take place, the Games can help rebuild societies in a humanitarian way through the spirit of Olympism.