Olympics

Rogge completes first mission as UN Special Envoy with visit to Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

By Gary Anderson

IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge has visited a Syrian refugee camp in his role as a UN Special Envoy ©IOCInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) Honorary President Jacques Rogge has visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan on his first mission as a Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Youth Refugees and Sport.

India launches new campaign to boost Olympic medal chances at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

By Gary Anderson

India is setting up a new programme aimed at bettering its haul of just six medals at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesIndia officially launched its Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme today which aims to increase the country's medal tally at Rio 2016 and identify potential future stars for Tokyo 2020.

Construction underway on new speed skating rink for Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

Ground has been broken on the new speed skating rink for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games ©Pyeonchang 2018Construction has begun on a new speed skating rink in the Gangneung Coastal Cluster ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Germany confirms bid to host 2024 Olympic Games - and 2028 if they fail first time

By Paul Osborne

Germany have confirmed they will bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesGermany will bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and, if they are unsuccessful, again in 2028, they have confirmed. 

Sportscraft to supply Australian Olympic uniforms for a seventh time at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Sportscraft have been announced as the Official Supplier for the Australian team at Rio 2016Lifestyle brand Sportscraft has been announced as Official Supplier of Australian uniforms at the Rio 2016 Olympics, marking the seventh Games in which they have served this role.

Venues will be ready in time for Rio 2016 top Brazilian official promises

By Daniel Etchells at St James' Court in London

Mario Andrada (centre), Rio 2016 executive director of communications, is extremely content with the preparation of the venues for the Olympic Games ©Host CityRio 2016 executive director of communications Mario Andrada has claimed "there is not a chance in the world" that the venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will not be ready in time.

Canadian broadcasting rights awarded for Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

CBC/Radio Canada will broadcast coverage of the Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ©CBCCanadian broadcast rights for Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 have been awarded to CBC/Radio-Canada, it was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today.

Presentation of Host City contracts will be reviewed, says IOC vice-president

By Daniel Etchells at St James' Court in London

Sir Craig Reedie, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, was speaking at the Host City: Bid to Win conference in London ©Host CitySir Craig Reedie, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has promised the presentation of Host City contracts for future Games will be reviewed as part of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reform. 

Rio 2016 triathlon test event to take place next August

By Nick Butler

A Rio 2016 triathlon test event will take place in Rio De Janeiro next August ©A triathlon test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been scheduled to take place in Copacabana Bay on August 1 and 2, 2015, it has been announced.
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