LA is about to discover that republic and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of autocracy is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

LA is about to discover that democracy and the Olympics don’t mix

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of totalitarianism is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

LA is about to discover that republic and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of tyranny is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

LA is about to discover that democracy and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of autocracy is that by hosting the Olympics, republics become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the absence of bids from democratic…

LA is about to discover that democracy and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of autocracy is that by hosting the Olympics, republics become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the absence of bids from democratic…

LA is about to discover that democracy and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of totalitarianism is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the absence of bids from democratic…

Very low hazard of Zika virus spreading internationally after Olympics, WHO says

Emergency committee on virus concludes that risk of mosquito-borne cancers spreading further through mass meet is very low There is a very low risk of international spread of the Zika virus as a result of the Rio Olympics, the World Health Organisations emergency committee on Zika has concluded. The panel assessed information and research on…

LA is about to discover that democracy and the Olympics don’t mixture

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOCs tolerance of tyranny is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given the lack of bids from democratic…

From crystal meth to Olympic glory: the recovery and rise of Luvo Manyonga

Three years ago Luvo Manyonga was a crystal meth addict. Now he is an Olympic silver medallist. This is his journey from the tik-addled townships to Rio glory, with the help of an Irish former street-sweeper turned strongman Luvo Manyonga has already made my favourite narrative of the year but, on a gentle summer afternoon…