The international sportswriters’ association, which goes by the acronym AIPS, held its two-day executive committee meeting this week in Doha, Qatar. The meeting’s guest of honor was Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the secretary general of the Qatar Olympic Committee, who is keenly sophisticated and moves fluidly between Arab and western cultures.
Iran is a mainstay in international wrestling. The United States has a long and proud wrestling history, too.
Under the headline "Indelible Stains," the Los Angeles Times listed “10 Olympic controversies that forever leave their mark on the Summer Games.”
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to observe a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics for the Munich 11.