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In this latest issue of The insidethegames.biz Magazine, we hear from Ukrainian NOC President and Sports Minister Vadym Guttsayt as he passionately argues his case about why no Russian team of any description should be permitted at Paris 2024.

Chief columnist David Owen speaks to Richard Pound about his 44 years of service to the International Olympic Committee and how his outspoken role has perhaps cost him the very top job.

Five continental Games are quickly approaching. Dan Palmer, editorial manager, looks forward to what will be important staging posts on the road to Paris 2024 in 2023: Games in every corner.

India is the host of this year’s IOC Session and Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur described 2036 as “the right time to host the Games”. In his article Time for India, desk editor Vimal Sankar looks at how the nation’s sporting picture is a complicated one.

What’s in a name, written by Philip Barker our Olympic historian, takes a look at how governing bodies scramble to add the word "World" to their names, and which have made the switch.

See you next year, written by chief feature writer Mike Rowbottom, explores how with fewer than 500 days until the Opening Ceremony of Paris 2024, the French capital is dealing with issues including Russia, the UEFA Champions League final and more.

Rival Games by Philip Barker looks at how the IOC’s decision to explore possibilities for athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete at Paris 2024 has left the Olympic Movement divided again.

In his article Change or be changed, reporter Owen Lloyd looks at how modern pentathlon's decision to axe horse riding in favour of a "ninja warrior" style obstacle race is typical of sports trying to re-invent themselves to fit in with new trends.

In his article The road to nowhere Mike Rowbottom discusses how Sweden has repeatedly been knocked down when bidding for the Winter Olympics but how you are never going to keep them down.

Reporter Patrick Burke speaks to World Taekwondo president Chungwon Choue about how they will celebrate 50 years of existence in his article Golden kicks.

The election of a host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has been delayed. Mike Rowbottom looks at the possible contenders in Eyes on 2030.

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