The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a once-in-a-lifetime chance for France to "put its best foot forward", Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet has told a select group of international business heavy-hitters gathered in the palatial splendour of Versailles.
France has withdrawn from the race to stage Expo 2025.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have announced that pupils at almost 14,000 elementary schools in Japan have registered for the selection process of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.
Creation of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee was only officialised today, yet already the project’s transport planning is coming under serious scrutiny.
The first general meeting of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee will be held in early March, following dissolution of the Bid Committee, which is ceasing operations with a surplus of more than €5 million (£4.4 million/$6.1 million).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has started honouring its financial commitments under the Host City Contract for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics have announced that human resource company Pasona Group Inc. will become an official partner of the Games.
The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to hold Tokyo 2020 training camps in Japanese city Fukuoka.
Los Angeles 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman has been named the 2017 Sports Executive of the Year by the city's Sports Council.
Tokyo 2020's Japan House hospitality suite for next month's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang 2018 will be located in Gangneung and will feature a number of "experience-based attractions", it has been announced.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Minister Shunichi Suzuki has visited Rio 2016 venues and facilities due to be used at this year's Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires as part of a visit to South America.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has admitted it is unlikely the sport will feature at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris but claimed Los Angeles 2028 remains as a likely target for inclusion.
A project designed to help homeless people, migrants and refugees in the French capital with their hygiene has won first prize in the City of Paris' Talents #Paris2024 contest, earning €25,000 (£22,000/$30,000).
China's former Olympic marathon runner Wang Jiali has been handed an eight-year suspension after being implicated in the second doping scandal of her career.
The Palau National Olympic Committee (POC) has announced the recipients of its Tokyo 2020 scholarships.