Summer Olympics

Budapest Mayor rules potential bid for 2024 Olympics "not viable" and "unrealistic"

By Nick Butler

Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlós has indicated that he will oppose the city's potential bid for the Olympics ©TwitterBudapest's potential bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has hit a brick wall after the Hungarian capital's Mayor, Istvan Tarlós, dismissed it as "unrealistic".

Tokyo 2020 vision on the agenda at first meeting of Media Commission

By Nick Butler

The Tokyo 2020 Media Commission meet for the first time ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiA first meeting of the Tokyo 2020 Media Commission has taken place today in the Japanese capital, following the announcement of its formation last week.

Olympic gold medallists head Tokyo 2020 Athletes' Commission

By Paul Osborne

Tokyo 2020 has announced the introduction of an Athletes' Commission and Media Commission during its latest Executive Board meeting ©Tokyo 2020An Athletes' Commission, containing three Olympic gold medallists, has been been set up by Tokyo 2020, the Executive Board announced today during its fourth meeting in the Japanese capital.

Construction work on London 2012 Press and Broadcast Centres to start next month

By Paul Osborne

Construction work on the former Press and Broadcast Centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will commenc on October 22 ©Here EastConstruction work to transform the former Main Press and International Broadcast Centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, used during London 2012, is due to ommence on October 20, it has been claimed. 

Tokyo 2020 President meets Putin as joint Russia-Japan cooperation pact proposed

By Duncan Mackay

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital ©The KremlinTokyo 2020 Yoshirō Mori today held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and invited him to the Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital.

China tops number of foreign volunteer registrations for Rio 2016 after first week

By Nick Butler

Chinese volunteers have led the way in the international stakes in the first week of Rio 2016 volunteer signups ©Getty ImagesChina's passion for major sporting events has been underlined by the fact that, in the first week after the opening of the Rio 2016 Volunteer Programme, there have been more registrations from the country than from anywhere else outside the host nation.

Tokyo 2020 celebrates first anniversary of being awarded Olympics with pledge to create "greatest ever" Games

By Nick Butler

It is exactly one year since Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesDelivering an event that will "go down in Olympic history as one of the greatest ever" remains the aim for Tokyo 2020 on the one-year anniversary of the Japanese capital being awarded the Games.

Budapest considering bid for 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

By Nick Butler

Budapest is the latest city to signify intent to bid for a Summer Olympic Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesHungarian capital Budapest has become the latest city to signal that it is considering a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, as the number of possible contenders increases with a year to go until the process officially opens.

CTS Eventim appointed official Ticketing Services Provider for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

CTS Eventim have been appointed the official ticketing provider for Rio 2016 ©CTS EventimGerman-based ticket selling giants CTS Eventim have been appointed the exclusive Ticketing Services Provider for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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