December 03, 2023


Brian Oliver

Brian Oliver

Brian Oliver is a reporter covering for Inside the Games. He is also the author of  "The Commonwealth Games: Extraordinary Stories Behind the Medals" and a former sports editor of The Observer. He was weightlifting media manager at the London Olympics in 2012 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


North Korea says it’s open to dope-testing after Asian Games success

Critics say DPRK weightlifters, free from steroid and other testing for years, pack unfair advantage

Brian OliverBrian OliverOctober 12, 2023

North Korean weightlifters skip Olympic qualifier in Cuba despite registering

Absence means athletes won’t be able to compete in Paris and suggests DPRK hasn’t eased COVID border controls

Brian OliverBrian OliverJune 9, 2023

North Korean weightlifters cleared to join upcoming Olympic qualifier in Cuba

Event would be DPRK athletes' first overseas since pandemic but has raised hackles about their lack of doping testing

Brian OliverBrian OliverMay 24, 2023