In a move to involve athletes more in the structural work of the Olympic Movement, the IOC is introducing an ‘Athlete Charter’ protecting rights and responsibilities of athletes. Initial components have been released.
One of the most significant persons in the history of IOC marketing past away last week. In his daily and very personal tales from the Olympic hotel lobbies in PyeongChang, journalist and blogger Jens Weinreich wrote about the death of Jean-Marie Weber and his important role in the world of modern sport. Play the Game brings an adapted version in English.
Independent Testing Authority’s independence is questioned by swimming coaches who call on aquatic sports to “not succumb to the massive pressure from the IOC” to join the ITA, calling it a ‘broken system’.
Once again, suggestions of the IOC as a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize have been aired. From PyeongChang, journalist and IOC expert Jens Weinreich looks into the possible considerations and strategical maneuvers behind the idea.