Sport, Politics and the Rio Olympics

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With the 2016 Rio Olympics now just one year away, the crescendo of media, marketing and public interest will dichotomise its veracious newsfeed, between stories of triumph and hope to the forbearing of poverty and pollution as the axiom of not mixing sport and politics is hung out to dry.   For as long as […] READ MORE


Breaking: Toronto Olympics Bid for 2024 Coming

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Having already bid five times — all of which were met with varying degrees of support, yet all were unsuccessful — it appears that a new Toronto Olympics bid is being readied for a sixth time. Countries wishing to host the Olympics in 2024 must make their intent known to the IOC by September 15. Most recently, […] READ MORE


IOC Shows The World It Is Out of Touch With Sarah Burke Decision

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Sarah Burke was a pioneer, a Canadian freestyle skiier who was a multi-time X-Games Champion and who led the charge to get free style skiing (the half-pipe and slopestyle) events into the Olympic Games.  Sochi, where these events will debut for the first time was supposed to be Burke’s showcase.  She was likely to enter […] READ MORE