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For almost 15 years now, has been at the forefront of reporting fearlessly on what’s happening in the Olympic movement. As the first site not placed behind a paywall, we’ve made news about the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and other major events more accessible than ever to everyone. has established a global reputation for excellent reporting and breadth of coverage. For many of our readers from more than 200 countries and territories around the world, the site is an important part of their daily lives. The ping from our free daily email alert, sent every morning at 6.30am UK time 365 days a year, landing in their inbox is as familiar a part of their day as their first cup of coffee.

Even during the worst times of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintained its high standard of reporting on all news from around the world on a daily basis. We were the first publication in the world to signal the threat the Olympic movement faced from the coronavirus and have provided unprecedented coverage of the pandemic ever since.

As the world begins to emerge from the COVID crisis, would like to invite you to help us on our journey by funding our independent journalism. Your vital support will mean we can continue to report so comprehensively on the Olympic movement and the events that shape it. This will mean that we can keep our website open to everyone. Last year almost 25 million people read, making us by far the largest source of independent news on what’s happening in world sport.

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Every contribution, no matter how big or small, will help maintain and improve our worldwide coverage in the coming year. Our small and dedicated team was extremely busy last year covering the rearranged Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, an unprecedented logistical challenge that stretched our limited resources to the limit.

The rest of 2022 is not going to be any less busy or less challenging. We had the Olympic Winter Games and the Paralympic Games in Beijing, where we sent a team of four reporters, and coming up are the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the Summer World University and Asian Games in China, the World Games in Alabama and several world championships. Plus, of course, there’s the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Unlike many others, is available for anyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe that sport belongs to everyone, and everyone should be able to read information regardless of financial situation. While others try to profit financially from information, we are committed to sharing it with as many people as possible. The greater the number of people who can keep abreast of global events, and understand their impact, the more the sport will be forced to be transparent.

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