Olympics

New poll shows Norwegians would back Olympic bid if costs reduced and Lillehammer facilities used

By Duncan Mackay

A new poll claims that Norwegians would support a bid for Oslo to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if costs are reduced ©AFP/Getty ImagesOslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics appears to have turned a corner after a new poll published today shows, for the first time, that the majority of Norwegians would be in favour of hosting the Games - but only if costs are reduced and facilities already built in Lillehammer are used.

IOC reveals members of 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Zhukov will lead the 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission named today ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the names of the officials that make up the Evaluation Commission that will analyse the bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Rio 2016 to come under scrutiny as IOC makes seventh visit

By Emily Goddard

A bulldozer starts work after the ceremony marking the opening of construction at the Deodoro Sports Complex, which in likely to come under particular scrutiny at this week's IOC Coordination Commission visit, in July ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 is expected to come under close scrutiny as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games makes its seventh visit to the Brazilian city this week.

Buenos Aires 2018 vows to bring sport to 2.6 million young people in city

By Emily Goddard

Buenos Aires 2018 has vowed to bring sport to the 2.6 million young people residing in the Argentine capital when it hosts the Summer Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesBuenos Aires 2018 has vowed to bring sport to the 2.6 million young people residing in the Argentine capital, particularly its inner city residents, when it hosts the Summer Youth Olympic Games in four years' time.

Athletics World Championships in Eugene will boost 2024 US Olympic bid, says USOC chief Blackmun

By Gary Anderson

USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun believes the 2019 Athletics World Championships in Eugene would benefit any US bid for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesUnited States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun believes a successful bid from Eugene to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships will provide a big boost for any potential bid from the US for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

WOA and IOC to work closer together to spread Olympism across the globe

By Daniel Etchells

WOA President, Joël Bouzou (left), and IOC President, Thomas Bach (right) ©WOAThe World Olympians Association (WOA) has been invited to make additional submissions to the ongoing International Olympic Committee (IOC) Agenda 2020 debate, as the two organisations continue to look at ways to establish a more integrated approach to spreading the spirit and practice of Olympism. 

Rio 2016 deny football match schedule decided, as Brazilian newspaper publishes list

By Zjan Shirinian

Maracanã, which will host the Rio 2016 Opening and Closing Ceremony, will also host the showpiece football matches according to the reports ©AFP/Getty ImagesRio 2016 have rubbished reports that the competition schedule for the Olympic football tournament has already been decided, insisting it is still a "work in progress".

IOC appoints Kyodo News as national news agency for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

Kyodo News have been appointed as the official news agency of Tokyo 2020 ©Kyodo NewsKyodo News has been appointed as the host national news agency for Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the company announced on its website today. 

IOC add anti-discrimination clause for host cities after Sochi 2014 gay rights row

By Zjan Shirinian

There were protests in Russia and in countries around the world in the lead-up to Sochi 2014 over the anti-gay rights laws ©©AFP/Getty ImagesA non-discrimination clause has been added by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to its Host City contract for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, just months after global protests over Russia's anti-gay law cast a shadow on Sochi 2014.
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