Olympics

Pyeongchang 2018 appoint three vice-presidents to look after new divisions

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 have continued preparations with the appointment of several key figures ©Pyeongchang 2018April 18 - Pyeongchang 2018 has accelerated its planning for the next Winter Olympics and Paralympics by appointing three new vice-presidents who will oversee three major divisions, Games planning, Games operations and Games facilities.

Rio 2016 construction work resumes with end of two-week strike

By Emily Goddard

A two-week strike by construction workers has come to an end at the site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Construction on the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has resumed after workers today ended their two-week strike over wages and benefits.

Deputy Mayor appointed new bid leader in Kraków 2022 shake-up

By Paul Osborne

Kraków 2022 has appointed deputy mayor Magdalena Sroka (left) as the city's new bid leader ©Kraków 2022April 17 - Kraków's bid for the 2022 Winter Games will now be led by the city's Deputy Mayor following her appointment at an extraordinary meeting today.

Caborn highlights Sheffield’s Olympic legacy planning

By David Owen

Richard Caborn wants to push Olympic legacy back up the political agenda ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Former UK Sports Minister Richard Caborn is using the imminent start of building work at the Don Valley Stadium site in Sheffieldo try to push Olympic legacy back up the domestic political agenda.

Tokyo 2020 announce Dentsu as marketing agency

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 has set its revenue target for domestic marketing programmes ©Getty Images April 17 - Tokyo 2020 has appointed Dentsu Inc. as its marketing agency, with organisers revealing they hope to make 150 billion Japanese yen (£870 million/$1.46 billion/€1 billion) from domestic marketing programmes.

Tickets now on sale for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

By Paul Osborne

International tickets for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing have gone on sale ©ChinaFotoPress/Getty ImagesApril 16 - International tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Brazilian officials unveil long-awaited infrastructure budget in bid to allay Rio 2016 fears

By Nick Butler

The long-awaited infrastructure budget for Rio 2016 has been announced today ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Brazilian Government officials have unveiled an infrastructure budget totalling 24.1 billion real ($10.8 billion/£6.4 billion/€7.8 billion) for Rio 2016 as they aim to provide reassurances of their commitment in the wake of huge criticism over behind-schedule preparations.

French company involved in Sochi 2014 hired to develop more Russian ski resorts

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to develop a ski resort in Eastern Russia ©De Agostini/Getty ImagesApril 15 - A French company which designed various Winter Olympic venues in Sochi is to be involved in the construction of mountain ski resorts on Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula.

"It's time to seriously consider an African Olympics", says IOC Athletes' Commission member

By Nick Butler

There is a growing school of thought that an African city such as Durban could one day host an Olympic Games ©Latin Content/Getty ImagesApril 15 - Senegal's International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission member Amadou Dia Ba has claimed the time has come for Africa to seriously consider bidding to host an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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