A prominent Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) committee has come out strongly in favour of launching a bid to have the sport restored to the Olympic Games.
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French President François Hollande today called on the country’s top athletes to act as ambassadors for Paris 2024, as the French capital used the nation’s traditional Bastille Day celebrations to act as a spectacular send-off for its latest Olympic and Paralympic bid.
FIFPro, football’s international players’ union, is to provide financial support to Claudia Pechstein, the German speed skater, in a legal battle that could have profound consequences for the way international sport settles its disputes.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already generated as much from the sale of broadcasting rights for Games in the next Olympic quadrennium, from 2017 to 2020, as the $4.1 billion (£2.6 billion/€3.7 billion) sum it will receive from this, the Movement’s largest revenue source during the present Olympic cycle culminating with Rio 2016.
Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat is one of the most famous of all French 19th-century paintings; it depicts people swimming in the river Seine at a spot around four miles from the centre of Paris.
Cuban International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Reynaldo González López has died in Mexico City aged 66.
Tokyo 2020 has already hit its domestic sponsorship target fully five years in advance of the Games.
Mori blames shortage of labour for rising construction costs, as Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission concludes visit in upbeat mood
Yoshirō Mori, Tokyo 2020 President, today blamed an “imbalance of demand and supply” for the soaring construction costs threatening to afflict Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic project, as the second visit by top International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspectors drew to a close in a positive mood of mutual satisfaction.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) plans to implement changes to the Olympic Charter to hand International Sports Federations (IFs) a bigger role in how their events are run at the Olympic Games.
The convention centre recently chosen as the venue for three sports - fencing, taekwondo and wrestling - at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is to benefit from an estimated ¥15 billion on(£80 million/$120 million/€110 million) facelift.
The cost of the Japanese National Stadium that will form the centrepiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics has been confirmed at ¥252 billion (£1.3 billion/$2 billion/€1.8 billion), in spite of a decision to postpone installation of a retractable roof until after the Games.
Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), has urged International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) to improve the efficiency of their anti-doping efforts – saying, “Let’s test athletes for the substances which are most likely to be abused in their sport”.
Milltown Partners, new kids on the Olympic bid consultancy block, are to advise Rome in the race for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
Paris has been installed as firm favourite in the race to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Paris 2024 bid leaders today signalled that a referendum among local people was unlikely, as the French capital ended months of deliberation by formally declaring its intention to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.