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Ski jump legend Kasai eyes 2026 Games

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Noriaki Kasai, the silver medalist on the men’s large hill at the Sochi Olympics a year ago, is aiming to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and even beyond, the ski jump legend told reporters after the Japan Ski Federation’s 90th-year anniversary ceremony on Sunday. “My ...

SportAccord chief Vizer rips IOC, Bach in Sochi speech

Apr 21, 2015

SportAccord chief Vizer rips IOC, Bach in Sochi speech

The head of the association representing international sports federations launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.” With IOC president Thomas Bach looking on, ...

Apr 20, 2015

Sports federations' chief Vizer blasts IOC

The head of the association representing international sports federations launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.” With IOC president Thomas Bach looking on, ...

Apr 14, 2015

IOC sets up whistleblower hotline

The IOC on Monday set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions. The International Olympic Committee said the web-based “integrity and compliance hotline” ...

Apr 13, 2015

Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

Paris took a decisive step toward a bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday when the city council approved a resolution in favor of bringing the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years. The bid, which is expected ...

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

| Apr 4, 2015

Olympic channel set to innovate, inspire

by Ed Odeven

The evolution of Olympic TV coverage mirrors technological changes that have transformed broadcast media — and society — over the past 50-plus years. Consider these facts: For the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, NBC devoted 45 minutes per day to on-air coverage, and 12 total hours ...

Apr 2, 2015

IOC reveals compensation figures for Bach, members

IOC president Thomas Bach will receive a total of €225,000 ($242,000) a year in compensation to cover the costs related to his job of leading the Olympic body. The figure was disclosed Thursday as the IOC released its “indemnity policy” covering the allowances and ...

JX signs on as latest sponsor for 2020 Olympics

Mar 18, 2015

JX signs on as latest sponsor for 2020 Olympics

by Kaz Nagatsuka

JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation has become the sixth Gold Partner, or a top domestic sponsor, for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Japan Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday. The contract term began Wednesday and will last until December 31, 2020. ...

Mar 17, 2015

Hamburg picked for 2024 Olympic bid

German Olympic officials selected Hamburg over Berlin on Monday to bid for the 2024 Olympics, adding a third international contender to what is shaping up as a high-profile field. The eight-member board of Germany’s national Olympic committee announced its recommendation after a day of ...

IOC stunned by death of French athletes in helicopter crash

Mar 10, 2015

IOC stunned by death of French athletes in helicopter crash

The IOC on Tuesday mourned the death of three French sports stars, including two Olympic medalists, in a helicopter accident during the filming of a reality show. Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, bronze medalist boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among the ...

Mar 3, 2015

Fukushima makes Olympic pitch

Fukushima, stricken by one of the world’s worst-ever nuclear disasters in 2011, wants to host baseball and softball games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — and hopes to convince athletes to eat the local food. The sports were dropped from the Olympic program after ...