Has corruption in the IOC and doping in the Olympics gone too far? Can they be rescued? Or do we walk away and leave them for the gangsters, asks journalist and author Andrew Jennings after investigating the IOC for years.
The international fight against doping, as headed by the IOC and the big federations, is at best hypocritical and at worst disastrous. Education and personal responsability must be a new key word in a national doping policy.
In April 1997, when commandos broke into the Japanese ambassador's residence in the city of Lima and carried out their spectacular lightning butchery of the occupying guerrillas, the rebels were playing football. The leader, Nestor Cerpa Cartolini, died wearing the colours of Alianza, the club he loved.
Boris Bergant, deputy director general for RTV in Slovenia, closely examines how prices have risen for the right to televise football, tennis, skiing and the Olympic Games over the past two decades. He outlines the profit potential of pay per view and worries about the future of sport in public broadcasting.