Olympics Features

JOHN GOODBODY: Being an Olympic sport is a Holy Grail, not always possible to get

Posted April 18th 2018.

The SportAccord convention is taking place in Bangkok April 15-20 © SportAccord THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Almost all sports want to be on the Olympic programme, either at the Summer or Winter Games. The Olympics give status and publicity to sports, as ... read more

NEIL WILSON: Are The Winter Olympics Headed For Another Double Award?

Posted April 14th 2018.

© Bigstock THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Hardly had the International Olympic Committee announced to its great relief that seven cities were talking with it about bidding for the 2026 Winter Games when more ... read more

JOHN GOODBODY: Commonwealth Games still worth holding

Posted April 5th 2018.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are taking place April 4-15, 2018 / Getty Images THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) The Commonwealth Games began this week on the Gold Coast of Australia. But even in Britain, supposedly the 'mother nation' of the Commonwealth, one would scarcely ... read more

NEIL WILSON: Games That Become Too Important

Posted March 28th 2018.

Former captain Steve Smith of the Australian Cricket Team was caught ball tampering © Getty Images THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Those reading this in the United States of America can be excused for missing the great scandal of sport that has convulsed the part of the world ... read more

JOHN GOODBODY: Russian 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer will be a test of technology in football

Posted March 21st 2018.

Fisht Stadium in Sochi was home to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2014 Olympics © Getty Images THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) The use of technology in sport is increasing all the time. This summer for the first time the Fifa World Cup, the biggest single sports event ... read more

NEIL WILSON: The Russians Accused Of An Olympic Fix

Posted March 16th 2018.

Irish boxer Michael Conlon © Getty Images THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) So the Russians are at it again. No, not in the medieval English city of Salisbury where fingers point to them poisoning two of their citizens. This ... read more

SPORTELAsia kicks off in Singapore and lays the foundation for future editions on the continent

Posted March 13th 2018.

Sports Features Communications SPORTELAsia opens its doors in Singapore for a packed week of networking and panel discussions at the highly acclaimed sports media market that is consolidating its Asian roots. Laurent Puons, SPORTEL CEO, commented, "For the third time in ... read more

JOHN GOODBODY: Does the death of Roger Bannister mark the passing of the rounded Olympian?

Posted March 9th 2018.

THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Sir Roger Bannister was best-known as becoming the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. However, he always regarded his scientific work as ... read more

NEIL WILSON: The Olympics by numbers

Posted March 3rd 2018.

THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Ignore the many empty seats at Winter Olympic events that could be seen on television. Laugh at the Fake News put out by the organising committee that ... read more

JOHN GOODBODY: The loss of Adam Pengilly is a blow to the Olympics

Posted February 22nd 2018.

British skeleton athlete Adam Pengilly (right) and USA ice hockey champion Angela Ruggiero were elected to the Athletes' Commission at Vancouver 2010 © Getty Images THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Exactly what happened in PyeongChang when Adam Pengilly, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), got into an altercation with a Korean official may never ... read more