Today's guest post examines the increasingly desperate straits in which the next summer Olympic destination, Rio, finds itself. Is now the time to start supporting, rather than mocking, the 2016 host city?
Remember Helena Costa, the recently appointed manager of a French men's football team? Biathlon has its own version. In this guest post, Louise Wood analyses prospects for female coaches in biathlon and beyond.
Why do the Dutch win so many speed skating medals, and what lessons can Britain's reborn long track team learn? The father of a top junior skater takes us inside the Dutch and British teams as our second week of guest posts begins.
How quickly can you go from an ordinary sports player to an elite athlete? Discover one man's year-long experiment to find out if he has what it takes in table tennis.
James Stock looks at the fate of field hockey, striving to modernise for the sake of its Olympic place but potentially endangering its soul in the process, as our second series of guest posts begins.
The Olympic sports linkblog returns on Tuesday. In this guest post, Darren Roberts - high performance manager at Harris & Ross - explains how his team brought injured Finnish snowboarder Roope Tonteri back from the brink in time to compete at Sochi 2014.