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Looking back at the Olympics 1980-1988
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
Looking back at the Olympics 1908-1920
LONDON 1908 A longer Marathon provides the highlight The 1908 Games had originally been awarded to Rome but it became clear that the Italian
Looking back at the Olympics 1968-1976
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
Why are Australians so good at sport?
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
Why does India perform so poorly at the Olympics?
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
What does it take to win an Olympic medal?
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
Olympics: planned economies and the need to succeed
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
Hosts with the most: why home advantage brings more Olympic medals
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
Eleven weightlifters, including six medalists, retest positive from London 2012
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.
IOC's second wave of reanalysis reveals 45 more failed dope tests
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced 45 more athletes have failed dope tests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
French Olympic triathlete Laurent Vidal dies at 31
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 ski champion Lindsey Vonn to miss Sochi winter games
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 bids for Commonwealth Games contracts after Olympics "shambles"
G4S, the world’s largest security services firm, who admitted its handling of the London Olympics was a “humiliating shambles”, has reportedly bid
Sporty students: combining studies and high performance sport
What does it take to become an Olympic champion? Physical skills are obviously essential, but for many athletes education is just as vital to
London shares Olympics with the world
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
London 2012: The changing face of the Olympics
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 Olympics: white elephant or cash cow?
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
50 Years Via Satellite
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
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Costly Olympic sized fiasco
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
Support builds for Kosovo at London 2012
The European Parliament has just voted to ask the International Olympic Committee to allow Kosovan athletes to take part in the London Olympic Games