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As the IOC tackles its problems, its members are invisible

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TSX HEADLINES – for August 8, 2018: When the International Olympic Committee decided it needed to speak directly to the people of Calgary about...

After 125 years, time to say “Thanks, Baron” one more time

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PALM DESERT, November 24, 2017 – This Saturday will mark 125 years since a 29-year-old Frenchman named Pierre de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic...

Role reversal: now the cities ask, “Why do we want the Games?”

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PALM DESERT, November 22, 2017 – It wasn’t so long ago that it was the International Olympic Committee asking probing questions of a group...

After Innsbruck’s repudiation, is the IOC whistling past the Olympic graveyard?

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PALM DESERT, October 20, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee is staying cool after the repudiation of the Winter Games bid by Innsbruck and...

Television: the glue that holds the Olympic Games together

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PALM DESERT, September 4, 2017 – There was no such thing as television when the Olympic Games were revived in 1896. Radio networks didn’t...

Are World Championships as important as the Olympic Games?

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PALM DESERT, August 16, 2017 – The IAAF’s great World Championships in London was one of the sports highlights of 2017, but how do...

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