Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

| Apr 4, 2015

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

by Ed Odeven

The evolution of Olympic TV coverage mirrors technological changes that have transformed broadcast media — and society — over the past 50-plus years. Consider these facts: For the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, NBC devoted 45 minutes per day to on-air coverage, and 12 total hours for ...

Kenyan greats call for law to punish dopers

| Jan 10, 2015

Kenyan greats call for law to punish dopers

by Ed Odeven

Is it time to make doping in athletics a criminal offense? Kip Keino, one of the greatest living legends of track and field, believes so. And he's not the only one. London Olympic 1,500-meter champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya supports this bold initiative in their homeland. "Doping is ...

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

| Jul 19, 2014

New sports center symbol of Haiti's recovery

by Ed Odeven

Haiti's recovery from the 2010 earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation is a slow, difficult process. But part of that recovery involves sports and Olympic-related opportunities. And the IOC has made a commitment to work with Haitian leaders and the international community to help sports ...

IOC visit puts spotlight on 2020 venues, budget

| Jun 28, 2014

IOC visit puts spotlight on 2020 venues, budget

by Ed Odeven

It's no shocking revelation that the IOC's planning revolves around lots of meetings. Case in point: preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This week marked the first of 10 scheduled IOC Coordination Commission visits to Tokyo before the 2020 Summer Games. Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, president ...

USOC chief calls for changes in bid voting

| Jun 14, 2014

USOC chief calls for changes in bid voting

by Ed Odeven

Larry Probst, the United States Olympic Committee chairman, won't win a popularity contest within the IOC anytime soon. Not after speaking his mind about the voting process to award Olympic cities. In an exclusive interview with Sports Business Journal late last month, Probst revealed he would ...