US President Elect Donald Trump has called International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to "express his strong support" for Los Angeles 2024.
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Rugby’s return to the Olympics this summer - after a 92-year absence - ended, figuratively speaking, in an exhilarating run to the try line followed by a touch down between the posts. If any International Olympic Committee (IOC) members were undecided over the sport’s claim to a core place in the Games, the drama and excitement of the sevens game appears to have converted them.
It all sounds very familiar. Warnings about the lack of progress from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), disputes over venues, delays in construction, strikes by workers, health concerns and even a team of refugees. But this is not a tale from Rio 2016 but 60 years ago.
Haile Gebrselassie was at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center in Athens on Friday (November 11) night to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from the International Association of Marathons and Road Races (AIMS).
Having worked in anti-doping for more than three decades, I am hugely disappointed and frustrated with the present state of anti-doping.
Restless - that was how I would sum up the atmosphere at the Sportel international sports marketing and media industry convention in Monaco last week.
Forever in blue jeans – Jesus, the CIA and how the only Summer Games staged behind the Iron Curtain nearly kick-started an Olympic marketing revolution
There is much talk at present in the sports world and elsewhere of the threat of a new cold war.
So here’s the problem with gymnastics. Unlike athletics and swimming, the other big beasts of the Olympics, it requires judging; and getting judgements to match performances is the abiding challenge for a sport that has been part of the modern Games since the inaugural running at Athens in 1896.
UCI vice president Gaudry champions expanding women’s cycling WorldTour on eve of Doha World Road Championships
Male and female cyclists will have equal shares in two things at least at the International Cycling Union (UCI) World Road Championships that get underway today in the Qatari capital of Doha - pulverising heat and, for the first time, prize money.
Birmingham’s decision to join Liverpool in planning to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games has further energised preparations for the Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF) General Assembly in Edmonton, which CGF chief executive David Grevemberg describes as “unlike any before".
The more things change the more they stay the same: the history of the European Football Championships
New UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has been revealing more about what the next European Championships in 2020 will actually look like. "It will be a true celebration of the game we all love and cherish," he said.
Anniversary of boxing’s Battle of Seoul highlights the continuing struggle to rid the Olympics of controversy in the ring
Next Thursday on September 22 marks the 28th anniversary of what many believe, for all the controversies of Rio 2016, was the lowest point for boxing at the Olympics - the moment when a referee was attacked by home officials at the 1988 Games in Seoul after a decision had gone against a South Korean bantamweight, Byun Jong-il, who subsequently delayed the competition for more than an hour by occupying the ring.
When the Paralympic Games close a week from now in Rio, the Japanese flag will be raised and all eyes will look towards Tokyo. They were doing the same exactly 80 years ago when the Berlin Olympics of 1936 came to an end.
The gymnastics career of Vera Caslavska, the seven-time Olympic champion who died this week aged 74, will live on in history. But above and beyond her sporting achievement is the memory of how she effectively ended that career at the 1968 Mexico Games with a podium protest against the Soviet Union, whose forces had invaded her homeland of Czechoslovakia two months earlier.
The Rio Olympics were Games of a different character - but it's too early to say if the IOC's choice of host was correct
By turns magical and frustrating in both preparation and execution, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad are now in the record books. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach chose his words very carefully to describe them.