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Looks Like LA Will Host the Olympics in 2028

If the city still exists.
Drew Schwartz
the boy who saved the olympic movement

“There Will Be Only One Nation”: The Boy Who Defined The Olympic Finale

Just before the closing ceremony of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the International Olympic Committee received an anonymous letter. Its contents would change the Olympics for good.
Will Magee
Rio 2016

Will Anybody Cheer for the Refugee Athletes at the Olympics?

This year, 10 athletes have competed in the Rio Olympics as part of a special refugee team. Before the Games, some of them wondered whether anyone would cheer them on.
Aimee Berg

Faye Sultan Represents Kuwait But Competes for the "Independent Olympic Athlete" Team

Last year, the IOC suspended Kuwait. As a result, athletes like Kuwaiti swimmer Faye Sultan must compete as independents.
Aimee Berg
Rio 2016

IOC Will Not Issue Blanket Ban of Russian Athletes, Leaves Decision to Federations

The decision is not without its stipulations, as the committee has left international federations in charge of whether or not they choose to accept Russian athletes within their sports.
Liam Daniel Pierce
doping at the olympics

International Olympic Committee Reveals Another 45 Failed Drug Tests From Beijing and London Olympics

Prompted by recent revelations about doping, the IOC have undertaken a second wave of reanalysis for the 2008 and 2012 Games which has thrown up 45 additional failed tests.
UK Sports Staff

31 Athletes Test Positive For Doping After IOC Retests Beijing Olympics Samples

31 athletes from recent Olympics, and possibly more, could be banned from Rio after retesting reveals positive doping samples.
Sean Newell

Human Rights Abuses and the European Games in Azerbaijan

The inaugural European Games are underway in Azerbaijan, a country recognised for its human rights abuses and widespread corruption.
Caroline Christie

FIFA Reform Has Begun, But It May Take Decades

If the International Olympic Committee is any indication, the revolution will be slow.
Aaron Gordon