The cost of the Olympics is often justififed by the investment and regeneration hosting brings about. Local residents, though, rarely benefit
Throughout the modern Olympic period, the host nation has had a home advantage. But crowds are not the only factor
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.
Australia finished tenth on the medal table in the Rio 2016 Games, well below what the nation’s latest funding strategy had led people to expect.
The Olympics may give Brazilians a respite from their perfect storm of recession, corruption and political dysfunction, but it won’t last long.
In a time when war and sports are the primary means of competition, Olympic gold has never been so valuable – or expensive.
Results from the games can tell us a lot about how different nations approach elite women and disabled athletes.
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
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.
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.
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.