Studies show South Africa did a lot right when it hosted the football World Cup. Qatar can do the same if it learns from South Africa.
The decline in Kenyan medals at the world championships is due to increased competition and a lack of investment at home.
Hosting the Games has seem Birmingham dotted with new infrastructure and amenities. But the city’s pioneering transformation began over a 100 years ago.
The lack of Commonwealth relevance doesn’t entirely explain the lack of exuberance of the medal tally.
Why do big events that showcase elite sport fail to motivate people to get active?
The main winner of Commonwealth Games 2018 is … the City of Gold Coast.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
Behind the built-up glitz of Surfers Paradise lies a deep history that has been written and overwritten in successive layers that have become thinner and thinner as time goes on.
Commonwealth Games netball is an intensely physical and competitive affair. It’s a far cry from netball’s roots – the game was designed to shape women into model middle-class citizens.
The Commonwealth Games do not get the same level of media coverage as the Olympics. But a one-time Commonwealth gold medallist says the Games are still an important athletic competition.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that’s not unusual for events of this sort.
We are so accustomed to hearing about American exceptionalism that British exceptionalism is rarely discussed.
Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the “modernity game”. But they don’t make the rules, and so they can never “win”.
Investing in staging sport is ultimately a matter of turning the entire host environment into a stage.
Richard Nicholson has experienced first hand the evolution of the Paralympics, and with it, the shift in perception of disabilities and para-athletes.
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.
By investing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, South Africa sacrifices investment in pressing societal needs. Instead, the country should be mobilised around the national goal of fixing schooling.
The Commonwealth is politically fraught, with widely divergent members. But, instead of unravelling as some critics wish, it has instead inspired copycats and appears set to grow and endure.
Plaid Cymru scores with Inspire Wales programme, but fails to grasp the bigger picture when it comes to sports.
r all of India’s cricketing passion, economic strength and for that matter its population size, the country is arguably the world’s most under-achieving sporting nation.