Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

The World Cup does not exist in a vacuum and it is but a piece on Putin’s board.

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

Putin plays chess. His years in the KGB taught him patience and planning.  He plays the long game, he positions his pieces and waits for the perfect moment to strike. The World Cup has proven to be an outstanding publicity coup for Putin.  It was foreshadowed with fear for attendee’s safety.  British media and UK officials […]

Fancy Bears Targets Canada

An investigation in 2016 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of state sponsored doping resulting in the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) being banned from international events.

Fancy Bears Targets Canada

  A verbal altercation between a Canadian delegation member and Russian coach has garnered the attention of Fancy Bears resulting in a February 7th post on their site chastising Canada’s efforts in the previous winter games in addition to covering up an athlete’s doping activities during the Olympic Games in Rio. The incident occurred early […]

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang

Cybersecurity during the 2018 Winter Olympic games.

Winter Olympics 2018: Pyeongchang

Guest Post by:  Abhimanyu Dev   As we step into the second month of 2018, the Winter Olympics, to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea are just around the corner. The opening ceremony kicks off on the 9th of February 2018. The schedule for the events can be found here. The Winter Olympics will have 2800 […]

Geopolitical Matters Affecting Major Sporting Events

The geopolitics of sports - reaching new levels of manipulation

Geopolitical Matters Affecting Major Sporting Events

Geopolitical uncertainties in regional relations threaten the long-term planning efforts of major sporting events. 2018 Winter Olympics There are currently growing concerns about the heated rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea about the impact on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  As of Nov. 16, organizers say they’ve hit just 41% of their sales […]