The IOC has unveiled a new scheme aiming to reduce the cost of hosting summer and winter Olympic Games with more than $1 billion. Is it enough to curb years of cost overruns, asks Professor of sports economics, Wladimir Andreff.
The Pyeongchang Winter Games have already become a propaganda win for North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un. And it has become a much needed PR victory for the IOC after all the trouble with Russian doping. But everything is not as it should be.
Qatar and Russia. Corruption and doping. That is what everybody is talking about at Play the Game 2017 in Eindhoven. The latest developments in both doping and corruption investigations link the two countries closer and closer together. Are we seeing the contours of a collusion between Qatar and Russia in sports?
Hassan Al Thawadi declares ready to debate issues related to Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the current blockade by neighbour countries. Moreover, RUSADA adds its voice to doping panel.
Key stakeholders will meet at Play the Game 2017 and exchange visions and experiences from what is still a massively successful entertainment industry, but with a high price tag paid by public coffins.