Olympics

  • By Nikki Dryden
    21.08.2020 /
    Rule 50.2 in the IOC’s Charter is a clear violation of the human rights of athletes to free speech and expression, argues Nikki Dryden who proposes a framework for how the IOC should view speech and create a fair and transparent process for alleged breaches of Rule 50.2.
  • Megan Rapinoe. Phto: Lorie Shaull/wikimedia Commons
    By Mary Hums, Eli A. Wolff, Nina Siegfried
    23.06.2020 /
    It is the responsibility of sport governing bodies to support and encourage humanitarian athletes who speak out for causes grounded in the principles of Olympism, argue Mary Hums, Eli A. Wolff and Nina Siegfried in this comment.
  • By Jens Weinreich
    11.05.2020 /
    For the first time it can be revealed in detail how much cash the IOC paid to an Olympic host. Investigative journalist Jens Weinreich publishes the list of 117 payments to Rio 2016 in a worldwide exclusive in his magazine SPORT & POLITICS. The revelation helps to understand one of the most fundamental questions around the Olympic movement these days: What kind of contribution can Tokyo 2020 really expect from the IOC?
  • By Stanis Elsborg- Analyst and head of conference, Play the Game
    11.02.2020 /
    IOC President Thomas Bach made it very clear in his New Year’s speech that politics should be kept out of the Olympics to protect the event’s neutrality. However, it is a paradox that IOC’s characterisation of politicisation only seems to apply to athletes and not the host nations, writes Play the Game’s analyst Stanis Elsborg.
  • 08.11.2019 /
    The upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo has raised questions about national identity and belonging among the Japanese population. Especially tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, has been subject to some surviving racism in Japan, Asger Røjle Christensen reports from the Japanese capital.
  • 03.07.2019 /
    Traditionally, Japanese sport has a tough hierarchy, but in the run up to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo both the media and the public has begun to critically examine the traditional practice.
  • European _Games _Minsk _Wikimedia Commons
    14.06.2019 /
    Once again, a major sports event is met with criticism for being placed in a semi-authoritarian regime with bad human rights records. The EOC vice president defends the decision of awarding the European Games to Minsk but is ready to discuss how to implement broader human rights demands for countries hosting Olympic events.
  • Photo: Daniel Nedelcu/freeimages-com
    24.08.2018 /
    The governance of the Olympic Winter sports is improving, a new review reveals and places skiing as the best-governed winter sports.

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