The Olympic cycle, like the calendar, has odd years and even years.
The even years, like 2018, include an Olympics, in this case the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The odd years, like the one that just ended, are not devoid of big events in international sports. And 2017 was full of them, but the overriding feeling was of a year that was just plain odd – and, at times, depressingly sad.
For the second annus horribilis in a row, athletes have saved Olympic sport from itself and its feckless leaders. Celebrating their excellence is the best way to express hope for a better 2018.Read More