Michael Pavitt Senior reporter

Since joining insidethegames.biz in 2015, Michael Pavitt has covered a variety of international multi-sport events, including the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

His questioning led to insidethegames exclusively revealing Russia’s 15-year-old Kamila Valieva had tested positive for banned drugs before Beijing 2022.

Michael has reported from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, two editions of the Pan American Games, as well as the European Games, Pacific Games and the Asian Winter Games.

Michael has also covered multiple IOC Sessions, ANOC General Assemblies and International Federation Congresses.

Michael Pavitt

Recent articles by Michael

Four-goal Al Dardour keeps Jordan's Asian Cup hopes alive

By Michael Pavitt

Palestine fans celebrate their first Asian Cup goal but their match ended in a 5-1 defeat ©Getty ImagesHamza Al Dardour became only the fourth player in Asian Cup history to score four goals in a match as Palestine's historic debut came to an end, while Japan are on the verge of the quarter-finals after a 1-0 victory over Iraq in an extraordinary match for Keisuke Honda.

Croatia to launch national sledge hockey team after equipment loan

By Michael Pavitt

Croatia's Paralympic Committee held the demonstration event to attract players and showcase the sport for media ©Croatian NPCA demonstration event aimed at encouraging prospective athletes to join a national sledge hockey team has been held by the Croatian National Paralympic Committee (CNPC), after they received 12 sledges from the Ice Sledge Hockey Equipment Loaner Programme, in partnership with Ottobock.