Olympics

Rio 2016 convene task force to tackle new "super-bacteria" threat at sailing venue

By Nick Butler

A new "super bacteria" has reportedly been found in waters where Olympic competitions will take place at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesPollution concerns at the Rio 2016 sailing venue in Guanabara Bay have been revived following the discovery of a drug-resistant "super-bacteria" capable of causing a number of different infections.

Mexico Olympic Committee President wants to revive joint Tijuana-San Diego Olympic bid for 2024

By Duncan Mackay

Mexican Olympic Committee President Carlos Padilla is hoping for a joint bid between Tijuana and San Diego ©COMMexico is trying to revive a joint bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics between Tijuana and San Diego, although its hopes appear set to be dashed by the United States. 

Tokyo 2020 events should be held in Fukushima to show recovery from nuclear disaster, claims Governor

By Nick Butler

Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has called for Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to be held in his region ©WikimediaFukushima Governor Masao Uchibori has called for events during Tokyo 2020 to be held in his region to demonstrate improvements made there since the 2011 nuclear disaster.

United States will bid for 2024 Olympics but choose city later

By Duncan Mackay

The USOC will choose its city to bid for the 2024 Olympics next month ©USOCThe United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today formally committed itself to bidding for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics but decided not to choose a city until next month. 

Papal support for Rome 2024 but others dismiss bid as "madness"

By Nick Butler

Pope Francis has spoken enthusiastically about Rome's bid and hopes events can be held in the Vatican ©Getty ImagesRome's bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics has provoked a mixed reaction in Italy, with Papal support countered by concerns over whether the city can afford the Games due to a perilous financial and political situation. 

South Korean President rejects idea of moving Pyeongchang 2018 events to Japan or North Korea

By Duncan Mackay

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has promised that Pyeongchang 2018 will not change its plans to host events, even in the wake of Agenda 2020 ©Pyeongchang 2018South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ruled out Pyeongchang 2018 moving any events outside the country to Japan or co-hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics with North Korea.

Rome confirms bid for 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Matteo Renzi has confirmed Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesA widely expected Rome bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics has been confirmed today, just two years after the Italian Government scrapped its bid for the 2020 edition due to financial problems.

Brazilian public names Rio 2016 mascots Vinicius and Tom

By Nick Butler

Rio 2016 mascots Vinicius and Tom ©Rio 2016Rio 2016's Olympic and Paralympic mascots will be named Vinicius and Tom, it has been announced.

Italian Prime Minister set to unveil Rome 2024 Olympic bid

By Nick Butler

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to announce a Rome 2024 Olympic bid tomorrow ©Getty ImagesA Rome bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics is expected to be confirmed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tomorrow.
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