from Raw Japan:

Countdown to 2016 Gold

September 29, 2009

DENMARK/The delegations and heads of state are gathering in Copenhagen with less than one week to go until the International Olympic Committee's decision on which city will host the 2016 Games.

from UK News:

Minister warns against “contaminating” 2012 Olympics

September 17, 2009

BRITAIN/Clerics and police have expressed concern, and now the Olympics minister has - London could see a proliferation in prostitution and human trafficking during the 2012 Games.

from Raw Japan:

The 2016 Gold

September 3, 2009

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Less than a month until the International Olympic Committee's selection of the winning city in the 2016 Olympic bid campaign, and the IOC in a report Wednesday has the candidates in a dead heat.

Bolt v Gay to light up Berlin

August 14, 2009

boltUsain Bolt versus Tyson Gay is the sort of showdown that would grace any era of athletics and with a bit of luck the world championships in Berlin should give us two takes – in the 100 and 200 metres. 

Does golf really deserve a place in the Olympics?

August 13, 2009

roggePierre de Coubertin must be turning in his grave at the news that golf, surely the globe’s ultimate consumerist, exclusive sport, is set to be played at the 2016 Olympics.

from The Great Debate UK:

Government must deliver on Olympic legacy promise

August 10, 2009

robertson1- Hugh Robertson is the opposition Conservatives' Olympics spokesman. The views expressed are his own. -

Boyz II Men risk a Barack-ing over Tokyo Olympic support

August 4, 2009

boyzAsk not what you can do for your country … ask its direct competitor if it wants any help with its Olympic bid.

World Games: Hidden gold for those who look, laugh

July 23, 2009

Reporters covering matches between the planet’s top tug-of-war teams at the 2009 World Games in Taiwan this past week would work from the press box of a middle school gymnasium cooled by ceiling fans and run by six volunteers with nothing to do but make sure the computer lines worked.

Snow leopards and the art of Olympic environmental diplomacy

June 23, 2009

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There is an art in dealing with environmental issues when preparing to host Olympic Games.

Spain’s sporting state of grace

June 16, 2009

pauPau Gasol’s triumph with the LA Lakers has prompted more articles in the Spanish media celebrating the country’s incredible run of sporting success.