25 Jul '16, 6am

On understanding the @IOC, @Russia and the #rio2016. Here is how @runblogrun considers the anno horribilus...

Thomas Bach is the current IOC president. His job is to protect the Olympic movement. And the challenges are immense. Every four years, the Summer Olympics are the celebration of sport that is not surpassed by any other sporting event. The Winter Olympics pail in comparison, and everyone wants to be part of the Summer Olympics. In 1933, the IOC President was Henri de Baillet-Latour. He was Belgian and was elected President after Pierre de Coubertin resigned in 1924, after the very successful 1924 Paris Olympics. The 1924 version was much better in Paris than the 1900 version in the same city. The modern Olympics had struggled in 1900, 1904, 1906, and finally, by 1908, were gaining momentum. After giving the Olympics for 1936 to Germany, there were some misgivings. Adolf Hitler wanted the 1936 Olympics to show the greatness of Nazi Germany. Henri de Baillet-Latour had to th...

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