Summer Olympics

Berlin and Hamburg outline concepts behind possible 2024 or 2028 Olympic bids

By Gary Anderson

Hamburg officials have revealed details of how the city would host any future Olympic Games in 2024 or 2028 ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesGerman cities Berlin and Hamburg have handed in their concept documents to the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) outlining initial details of how each would stage the 2024 or 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Brazil slips into recession with less than two years to go before Rio 2016

By David Owen

Brazil has slipped into recession less than two years before the start of Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Brazilian economy has slipped into recession less than two years before the cauldron is lit for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

France appoints yet another new Sports Minister as Paris continues to mull 2024 Olympic bid

By David Owen

Patrick Kanner is the sixth French sports Minister in less than four years ©AFP/Getty ImagesFrance has appointed another new Sports Minister - the sixth in less than four years.

Rio 2016 opens application process for Games volunteers

By Zjan Shirinian

Applications to volunteer at Rio 2016 are now being invited ©Rio 2016The application process to find 70,000 volunteers for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened.

Technogym signs exclusive deal with Rio 2016 to supply fitness equipment

By Zjan Shirinian

Technogym will supply 1,000 piece of equipment at Rio 2016 ©TechnogymTechnogym has signed an exclusive contract to supply fitness equipment for all "athletic preparation centres" at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Hamburg join Berlin in confirming attempt to become German applicant for 2024 Olympics

By Nick Butler

Hamburg followed Berlin in confirming their intention to mount a German bid for the 2024 Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn intriguing contest is underway in Germany after Hamburg followed Berlin in confirming their intention to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Berlin Mayor to unveil plans for 2024 Olympic bid

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Berlin will outline its plans to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics at a press conference on Monday ©Getty ImagesBerlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit has confirmed today that the capital city is seeking to become the German applicant to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the bid concept to be revealed on Monday (September 1).

Australian Olympic chief Coates threatens Rio 2016 ban for "associating" with doping rule-breakers

By Gary Anderson

AOC President John Coates has warned athletes about associating with individuals who have committed anti-doping violations ©Getty ImagesAustralian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has fired a warning to all athletes aiming for a spot at Rio 2016 that any found to be associating with individuals who have been charged with anti-doping violations will not be heading to Brazil.

Up to 5,000 Britons hoping to volunteer at Rio 2016

By Brian Oliver

Up to 5,000 Britons are expected to travel to Brazil to volunteer at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesBritain's army of big-Games volunteers, who helped to make such a roaring success of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, are gearing up for an overseas operation in Rio de Janeiro.
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