Olympics

Pyeongchang 2018 welcome strong IOC support following latest meeting with President Bach

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Thomas Bach meeting with Pyeongchang 2018 chairman Yang Ho Cho ©Pyeongchang 2018International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach has met new Pyeongchang 2018 President Yang Ho Cho for the first time since he was elected President of the Organising Committee in July.

West Ham United offer fans chance to monitor progress on new Olympic Stadium home via time-lapse cameras

By Daniel Etchells

West Ham United Football Club's new home from the start of the 2016-2017 season ©Getty ImagesWest Ham United Football Club have launched a new feature on their website allowing supporters to monitor the conversion of the Olympic Stadium, their new home from the start of the 2016-2017 season.

Doha and Dubai both ready to host future Olympics, claims Sheikh Ahmad

By Nick Butler at the Media Village in Incheon

Qatari capital Doha, as well as Dubai, would be capable of hosting a future Olympic Games, Sheikh Ahmad has claimed ©Getty ImagesBoth Doha and Dubai are "ready" to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has claimed, although he admits a potential bid would face criticism from other parts of the world.

Message of sporting support but still much opposition to Oslo 2022

By Nick Butler

Stormy clouds are continuing to hang over Oslo's Olympic and Paralympic bid ©AFP/Getty ImagesResistance to Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is mounting, despite a reiteration of support from 18 of 19 regional sports confederations across Norway.

Rio 2016 announce ticket prices - with cheapest ones costing $17

By Nick Butler

Prices for tickets at Rio 2016 have been released today ©Getty ImagesIn a fashion befitting of an Olympic and Paralympic Games which is aiming to engage the entire Brazilian population, approximately 3.8 million tickets for Rio 2016 will cost BRL R$70 (£18.50/$30/€23) or less, it has been announced today.

Budapest Mayor rules potential bid for 2024 Olympics "not viable" and "unrealistic"

By Nick Butler

Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlós has indicated that he will oppose the city's potential bid for the Olympics ©TwitterBudapest's potential bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has hit a brick wall after the Hungarian capital's Mayor, Istvan Tarlós, dismissed it as "unrealistic".

Tokyo 2020 vision on the agenda at first meeting of Media Commission

By Nick Butler

The Tokyo 2020 Media Commission meet for the first time ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiA first meeting of the Tokyo 2020 Media Commission has taken place today in the Japanese capital, following the announcement of its formation last week.

Honorary IOC member Diallo dies aged 82

By Emily Goddard

Alpha Ibrahim Diallo has died aged 82 ©IOCAlpha Ibrahim Diallo, the honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member from Guinea, has died at the age of 82.

Olympic gold medallists head Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Commission

By Paul Osborne

Tokyo 2020 has announced the introduction of an Athletes' Commission and Media Commission during its latest Executive Board meeting ©Tokyo 2020An Athletes' Commission, containing three Olympic gold medallists, has been been set up by Tokyo 2020, the Executive Board announced today during its fourth meeting in the Japanese capital.
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