Olympics

President of Pyeongchang 2018 resigns claiming they need "new leadership"

By Duncan Mackay

Kim Jin-sun has resigned as President of Pyeongchang 2018 ©Pyeongchang 2018 Kim Jin-sun has resigned as President of Pyeongchang 2018, it was announced today.

Exclusive: Success of World Cup leaves us "more relaxed" about Rio 2016 but "not satisfied" - Sheikh Ahmad

By David Owen

The great success of the FIFA World Cup has helped reassure the IOC over Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesThe success of the recent FIFA World Cup has left the Olympic Movement "more relaxed" about prospects for its own flagship event, which Brazil is also hosting, according to one of its most influential leaders.

Big changes to Olympic sports programme on way after Agenda 2020 Summit

By David Owen at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

IOC HQSignificant changes to the way in which sports events are selected for the Olympic programme look to be on the way, following a wide-ranging Summit meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s lakeside headquarters here.

Nanjing marks 30 days until 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

By Paul Osborne 

A special City Wall Run was held in Nanjing today to celebrate just 30 days to go until the start of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games Najing 2014Nanjing today celebrated just 30 days to go until the start of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games with a special running event around the Nanjing City Wall.

Brazilians urged to forget World Cup disaster and look forward to Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

A number of Brazilian athletes are being featured in a new Nike advert urging Brazilians to forget the World Cup and look forward to Rio 2016 ©Getty Images Brazilians are being urged to forget about the traumas of their side's 7-1 humiliation at the hands of eventual winners Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and dream about the successes ahead for home athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympics Games in a new advert by Nike.

Heavy hitters descend on Olympic capital to discuss reforms

By David Owen at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

Olympic Agenda 2020, the reform initiative launched by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, is set to be top of the agenda at the Summit ©Getty ImagesAn important Olympic Summit meeting is to take place here tomorrow, with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach's reform-minded Olympic Agenda 2020 initiative expected to top the agenda.

Former Czech world champion canoeists helping design Rio 2016 white water slalom course

By Gary Anderson

Designers at the Czech Technical University in Prague are working on the white water canoe slalom course for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ©Czech Olympic CommitteeFather and son Jaroslav Pollert and Jaroslav Pollert Jr are helping designers at the Czech Technical University laboratory in Prague design the white water slalom canoe course that will be used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Celebrations as construction of Pyeongchang 2018 ice venues begins

By Zjan Shirinian

A fireworks display concluded the ground-breaking ceremony ©Pyeongchang 2018Almost 1,000 people have gathered to celebrate construction starting on the ice venues that will host competition at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

Sport for Hope Centre in Haiti opened by IOC President in latest example of sport boosting wider development

By Nick Butler

Thomas Bach alongside Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon ahead of the unveiling of the Centre today ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially opened a Sport for Hope Centre in the Haiti capital city of Port-au-Prince today in a latest example of sport being used for the wider development of a country.
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