A giant leap for the IOC, small steps for mankind

The Olympic Games, the IOC and the Olympic Movement in general are in the early phases of a process of dramatic change. They just haven't fully realized it yet... But this time, at least the direction is clear and absolutely right!

Viszontlátásra Budapest!

Once again, we thought it couldn't get any worse. Again, we were wrong. And I'm not talking about Doping this time... It's the 2024 Olympic host city election process and with it both the IOC and the Movement in general who have received another major blow.

…and nothing but the truth

The director general of Russia's National Anti Doping Agency today reacted on the recent revelations in the second part of the McLaren-Report. That doesn't really sound like big news, and in the end it isn't, but the statement Anna Antseliovich made was indeed quite interesting and, in a way, telling.

More of the same, only worse…

It's been a while since my last article on this blog. I've been busy with a few other things. But let me assure you that it's not because nothing has happened in the world of sport in the meantime. Quite on the contrary... So I will take my time to catch up and talk to you … Continue reading More of the same, only worse…

Causa Finita

That's it! Basta! Finito! Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has effectively ended all hopes for the eternal city to host the Olympic Games in 2024, or anytime in the foreseeable future, by withdrawing the official support of city authorities. This move is not entirely unexpected as Raggi and her party, the Five-Star-Movement, have been fierce opponents … Continue reading Causa Finita

“Committing ourselves to a sport without Doping…”

Undoubtedly, the IOC is an organisation that's really fond of tradition. Among these traditions is a deep reluctance to move or act more than immediately necessary and a tendency to dispose of any hints of responsibility to decide on contentious issues and to carry out such decisions. True to these traditions, the IOC's Executive Board … Continue reading “Committing ourselves to a sport without Doping…”

Olympic Newsweek I – The Neverending Story

What a week this has been for the Olympic Movement! And I don't know really where to begin. There are always some topics I'd really like to write about, stories I'd love to share with you. This time there are four of them. Four stories, in one way or the other close to my heart … Continue reading Olympic Newsweek I – The Neverending Story