ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS

IOC demand guarantees for Swedish 2026 Olympic bid

2019-06-19 16:57

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked Stockholm for clarifications over financial backing for its bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics.

IOC pledge €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024

2019-04-18 15:58

The International Olympic Committee has pledged €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame is restored in time for the 2024 Paris Games.

Bobsled body suspends 5 Russians in fallout of Sochi doping

2018-12-14 12:32

Russian bobsled federation president Alexander Zubkov and four others have been provisionally suspended for doping in fallout from the Sochi Olympics

Samsung signs Olympic sponsorship to 2028

2018-12-04 13:54

Samsung has extended its IOC sponsorship deal through the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, making it 30 years of Summer and Winter Games support

American Olympic skier’s wife shares photo of baby daughter’s final moments

2018-08-20 13:22

Morgan and Bode Miller, who’s an Olympic ski champion, lost their daughter two months ago after she drowned in a neighbour’s swimming pool.

Tokyo 2020 triathlon to start early to beat the heat

2018-08-02 13:04

Triathlon events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be staged on the large man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay and will start early in the morning to counter the heat.

A US Olympic medalist is switching to Hungary – because unlike America, it will fund his training

2018-05-02 08:39

John-Henry Krueger won a silver medal for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but now he has switched national allegiances to Hungary due to the expenses involved in training for the Olympics.

Five-year-old amputee sets her sights on the Olympic Games

2018-01-19 15:14

"She’s our little star."

IOC leaves weightlifting at risk of Olympic snub

2017-12-07 09:57

The IOC has left weightlifting at risk of being cut from the 2024 Olympics.

McDonald's shuts up shop on Olympic support

2017-06-16 18:52

McDonald's has ended its longtime Olympic sponsorship dating back to 1976, the International Olympic Committee announced.

 

Total pull sponsorship plug on 2024 Olympics over 'eco-Games'

2019-06-05 15:29

Energy giants Total has ruled out sponsoring the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

2019-03-19 10:59

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee says he will step down in June.

Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

2018-12-05 12:13

IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in recent memory.

North and South Korea to bid for 2032 Olympics

2018-09-19 09:05

North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympics in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw catalysed by this year's Winter Games in the South.

Tokyo 2020 to deploy facial recognition

2018-08-07 10:42

Hundreds of thousands of Tokyo 2020 athletes, staff and reporters will be scanned by cutting-edge facial recognition technology in an Olympic Games first.

Tokyo preps for sweltering 2020 Olympics

2018-07-20 09:14

A heatwave in Japan that has killed more than a dozen people is reviving concerns about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Japan condom makers hope for 2020 Olympic lift

2018-03-21 08:23

Japanese condom makers are ramping up preparations ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, seeing an opportunity to showcase their world-record ultra-thin products.

Curling up to watch the skeletons

2018-01-14 06:06

It’s just less than four weeks until the start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and I have to say, I can’t wait, writes Nicki Gules.

IOC chief stresses cost cuts during Tokyo visit

2017-06-28 09:28

IOC vice-president John Coates kicked off a three-day evaluation of Tokyo's preparations for the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday by emphasizing the need to cut costs

Macron vows full backing for Paris 2024 bid

2017-05-14 21:54

Emmanuel Macron promised full and enthusiastic support for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, following his inauguration as French president.

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