Olympics

Basketball legend Yao Ming announced as Nanjing 2014 ambassador

By Gary Anderson

Yao Ming has been announced as the latest Nanjing 2014 Ambassador ©Getty Images China's former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Yao Ming has been announced as the latest ambassador for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

London 2012 settles out-of-court in Olympic Cauldron design row

By Emily Goddard

London 2012 has settled out-of-court in the design row surrounding the Olympic Cauldron ©Getty ImagesLondon 2012 has agreed an out-of-court settlement with a United States-based consultancy Atopia after a row erupted over the origins of the design of the Olympic Cauldron.

Pyeongchang 2018 set to appoint Cho as new President to replace Kim

By Duncan Mackay

Cho Yang-ho is set to return to Pyeongchang 2018 as head of the Organising Committee ©AFP/Getty ImagesCho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is set be named as the new head of the Organising Committee this week. 

Rio 2016 inviting sailors to test pollution levels as Guanabara Bay course criticised again

By Nick Butler

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have become the latest to slam the Guanabara Bay course ©AFP/Getty ImagesRio 2016 are inviting sailors competing in next week's test event to personally test pollution levels in the much criticised waters of Guanabara Bay in the "interests of transparency", it has been revealed. 

We need to get Rio 2016 right to guarantee rugby sevens Olympic future, warns IRB chief

By Gary Anderson at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper says rugby sevens needs to get it right at Rio 2016 to remain on Olympic programme ©Getty Images Rugby sevens needs to ensure it captures the public's imagination and "gets it right" at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in order to secure its future beyond 2020, it was claimed here today. 

USOC edging "closer to decision" as four cities in 2024 Olympic race meet for briefing

By Zjan Shirinian

Clockwise (from top left) Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles ©Getty ImagesThe four United States cities battling to be their country's candidate for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games have come together for a briefing as chiefs say they are edging "closer to a decision".

London Mayor announces £1 million investment in FreeSport to be supported by Coca-Cola

By Gary Anderson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced an investment of 1million in the FreeSport programme ©Getty Images The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced a
£1 million ($1.7 million/€1.3 million) investment in the provision of free sporting activities across the British capital as part of a programme launched in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain.

Brazil to spend $600 million in bid to win 30 medals at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Brazil will perform much better than at previous Games on home turf in Rio, it is hoped ©AFP/Getty ImagesBrazil is aiming to win between 27 and 30 medals on home turf during Rio 2016, according to a leading official at the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), which would mark a huge increase on the 17 medals they secured at London 2012.

Oslo 2022 strengthened by messages of support from two major leaders

By Nick Butler

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions chief Gerd Kristiansen has declared her support for Oslo 2022 ©TwitterOslo 2022 has received a boost after the leaders of two of Norway's most influential organisations declared their support for the under fire 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.
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