IOC Athletes' Commission Election, 31 Olympian Candidates

IOC Athletes’ Commission Election, 31 Olympian Candidates

11 December 2007 – Thirty-one athletes are candidates for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections, which will be held during the Games in Beijing in 2008. Four places will be available, replacing Sergey Bubka, Robert Ctvrtlik, Barbara Kendall and Alexander Popov. … More »

Doping, Medal-stripping and Marion Jones

Doping, Medal-stripping and Marion Jones

Washington (dpa) – Former sprint star Marion Jones has reportedly finally ended years of doping denials and could be stripped of Olympic and world championship gold medals as a result. The International Olympic Committee and the ruling athletics body IAAF … More »

Mhairi Spence, A Pentathlete's Journey to Beijing

Mhairi Spence, A Pentathlete’s Journey to Beijing

For the uninitiated, modern pentathlon means shooting, fencing, swimming, riding and running – all the events completed in one day. “It’s weird that pentathlon is one of the oldest sports and yet so many people know so little about it,” … More »