Almanac Olympics: Shame, Queensland

Andrew Starkie expresses his thoughts, in no uncertain terms, about Queensland winning the right to host the 2032 Olympics Games.

1936, the Year of the Olympics and the Alternative Olympics: a Cocktail of Sport and Politics

Demonymic discusses the controversy surrounding the 1936 Olympics.

Almanac Olympics: Sayonara Rio

The carnival is over. And as the Olympics ends, Tony Robb gives his review of the Rio games.

‘Democratised’ Olympics? The International Workers’ Olympiads

Demonymic offers this timely perspective on the early Olympic movement, contrasting it with the ideals of Spartakiad – an ongoing, international multi-sports event sponsored by the USSR Communist Party between the wars.