Lose-Lose

My opinion on the CAS decision in re Russia Doping scandal and why I'm still looking forward to Pyeongchang 2018...

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Potemkin sanctioning

Why I support the IOC's decision to suspend Russia's NOC and allow for athletes to compete as neutrals at Pyeongchang 2018, but not its implementation.

Historic

It's as simple as that. There is no other word to describe what judoka Majlinda Kelmendi achieved tonight. She won gold in the -52kg class. The first ever Olympic medal for Kosovo, who are taking part in their first ever Olympic Games. Kelmendi was a favourite before the Games, having won the world championship in … Continue reading Historic

“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…”