There’s very little snow in Africa but, even so, since 1984 at least one African nation has competed at each winter Olympics and African athletes have been trailblazers.
The decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to lift its ban on Russia’s drug testing has set off another controversy about whether there will ever be a level playing field in the world of sports.
We need a radical solution to clean up doping in elite sport.
The Trump administration shelved its plans for a ‘bloody nose’ attack while the Olympics in South Korea were under way. With the games over, it’s time to consider the consequences of a strike.
Measuring the success of the Australian team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may still be aligned to the ambitious Winning Edge targets.
What harm could a simple Tweet possibly have on the performance of an Olympian? More than you might think. Social media can be a distraction that impacts the performance of some athletes.
North Korea clearly understands that going straight into high-level negotiations isn’t always the way to make a breakthrough.
Future Olympics will be required to report on their legacies for up to five years after the event under the IOC’s new framework.
For South Korea, hosting the Winter Olympics is a great opportunity to engage the world with Korean language and culture.
For any athlete to deliver a gold medal performance, mental toughness is an essential ingredient. But what exactly is mental toughness — and how does an athlete develop it?
Athletes have, on occasion, mounted successful defences of sabotage in doping cases.
A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn’t.
The 1988 Seoul Olympics shed light on South Korea’s institutionalised practice of international adoption.
Why can an athlete dominate their sport, but fail to perform when it counts most at the Olympic Games? A number of factors the viewing audience can’t see can explain poor performances.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain’s medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
A country with a questionable stance on LGBTI+ rights is again hosting the Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee has banished dopers from the Winter Games. Shame it hasn’t treated North Korea, a noted human rights violator, with the same resolve.
Snowboard cross has the highest incidence of injury during competition among the snowboarding disciplines.
No longer in fanciful coats or button-down shirts with neckties, Olympians compete in uniforms specially designed and engineered for maximum performance.