MOSCOW 1980 US boycott reduces the numbers
Only 80 countries took part in the 1980 Moscow Games, the lowest number since 1956. The USA led a
LONDON 1908 A longer Marathon provides the highlight
The 1908 Games had originally been awarded to Rome but it became clear that the Italian
MEXICO CITY 1968: Records vanish into thin air
For the first, and so far only time the Games were held at high altitude in the Mexican capital. The
It’s easy to talk to most Australians about sport. They like talking about it because they are, on the whole, good at it. At the Olympics, Australia
In terms of population size and medals won, there is no worse Olympic performer than India. It seems strange that a country of more than 1.2 billion
This summer in London, just over 10,000 athletes from 205 nations will be vying for around 1,000 Olympic medals spread across 302 events. Roughly one
The entry of the USSR and its satellite states into the Olympic arena changed the dynamic of the Games. The idea that it’s ‘not the winning but the
It doesn’t take much examination of the statistics to be able to confirm what was already fairly obvious to sports fans – the home team wins more
The International Weightlifting Federation has announced that 11 weightlifters, including six medalists, have tested positive in retests on samples taken at the 2012 London Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced 45 more athletes have failed dope tests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
The French Olympic triathlete Laurent Vidal has died of a heart attack at the age of 31.
Vidal, who competed at two Games and finished fifth at the
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn will miss next month’s Sochi Games after failing to recover from a knee injury, the American said on
G4S, the world’s largest security services firm, who admitted its handling of the London Olympics was a “humiliating shambles”, has reportedly bid
What does it take to become an Olympic champion? Physical skills are obviously essential, but for many athletes education is just as vital to
Nial O’Reilly euronews, Lyon, France:
So after years of meticulous preparation all eyes are on London as the Games get underway. Joining us now is
Olympic fever is gripping London, as the British capital becomes the first city to host the Summer Games for a third time.
England rugby legend
The Olympic Games are a time for the world to come together to celebrate its athletes. The winning of gold, silver and bronze medals decided on a
Unless you were lucky enough to get your hands on a coveted London 2012 Olympics ticket, it’s likely you’ll be watching Usain Bolt from the comfort
The London Olympics have turned into a fiasco for G4S and its shares are winning no prizes after it failed to fulfil a contract for security
The European Parliament has just voted to ask the International Olympic Committee to allow Kosovan athletes to take part in the London Olympic Games