Canada's pioneering Black athletes may be unknown to many, but their efforts paved the way for others who went on to perform at the highest levels.
Whether it's global conflicts or communities in trouble, the solutions to peace and prosperity aren't only found by government. Sports, too, can bring about much-needed change.
From Peter O'Connor waving the Irish flag in 1906 to rainbow colours at Sochi, athletes have always used the Olympics to share their politics.
ABC's decision to ax its radio coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been labeled a 'complete shame'. But from a financial viewpoint, the broadcaster had few other options.
The marathons in next year's Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo, because of concerns around Tokyo's extreme heat. The move, though controversial, will reduce risks to the athletes' health.
South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice.
Genetic testing could help us build targeted and effective training routines for athletes, but the emerging science could also introduce opportunity for discrimination in the sporting world.
As the cost of holding the Winter Games rises, local taxpayers around the globe are losing interest in hosting the event.
The best female athletes continue to be treated unfairly compared with male sportsmen.
Sports are segregated by sex. But what happens when athletes don't fit neatly into sport's definition of gender?
The great South African runner Caster Semenya may have competed in her last 800-metre race. She has been demonized for more than a decade, like many other female athletes before her.
Many Canadians point to the 1976 Montréal Games as the reason why the country should never host another Olympics. But an Olympian argues the Montréal Games had many lasting benefits.
Calgary is the latest city to reject bidding for the Olympics. A lack of a vision for the city and a council concerned with short-term political gains explain why an Olympic plebiscite was defeated.
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.
A disc-golf boom is coinciding with a ball-golf bust.
Summer time and time to cool off in a pool or lake? The statistics reveal that race complicates the issue: in the U.S., Black people drown at five times the rate of white people.
Should athletes who dream of making it to the Olympics start their journey as young children? Research shows that specializing in a specific sport at a young age is not the best approach.
The new-look Sport Australia body will put more emphasis on innovation and fighting corruption, but questions remain about funding and measurable targets.
More needs to be done to stop professional athletes reaching crisis point with their mental health.
The International Olympic Committee recently hosted a meeting on e-sports -- organized video competitions. Should e-sports be in the Olympic Games? An Olympian says no.