Olympic Games Headlines

  • Beijing's crumbling Olympic legacy – in pictures

    A decade after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, signs of the event, most in disrepair, can be seen around the Chinese capital Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Of course Trump attacks LeBron James – the NBA star is a true role model

    Sporting bodies must stand with activist athletes like the basketball star, fighting for the dignity of fellow humans In the last week we have witnessed LeBron James, a global sports star, open his new school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and his nation’s president publicly attack him in retaliation for remarks James made about Trump. This one case highlights two extremes of leadership; James, who is showing just how to utilise the status and platform of a...

    the Guardian
  • Olympic sport funding is hugely bloated and needs radical overhaul – Ed Warner

    • Former UK Athletics chair says governing bodies must pay 25%• ‘Wealthy names like Mo Farah should pay their own way’ The funding of Olympic sport in Britain is “bloated”, “flawed” and needs a “radical overhaul” to end the dependency on national lottery money, a leading voice in the system has told the Guardian. Ed Warner, who was chair of UK Athletics until last year and has since worked at British Equestrian and British Basketball, also claimed that there are too many people receiving funding...

    the Guardian