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Oct 20, 2015

Hashimoto appointed Japan's Chef de Mission for Rio Olympics

Former Olympic speed skater Seiko Hashimoto will make history as the first female Chef de Mission at the Summer Olympics, when she leads Japan’s delegation to next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games. The Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday named the seven-time Olympian to reprise ...

Oct 9, 2015

Equestrian events in Rio in jeopardy

The equestrian events for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro might have to take place outside Brazil, the head of the country’s equestrian confederation has warned. Luiz Roberto Giugni blasted the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry for delays in issuing the documentation needed to allow ...

Oct 2, 2015

Vatican beefs up IOC contacts, remains cautious on Rome bid

The Vatican is beefing up its contacts with the International Olympic Committee but isn’t taking sides in Rome’s bid for the 2024 Games, which organizers hope will include the marathon winding through St. Peter’s Square. The head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal ...

Tokyo 2020 chiefs recommend five additional sports

Sep 28, 2015

Tokyo 2020 chiefs recommend five additional sports

Five additional sports, including skateboarding and surfing, have been recommended by the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games, it was announced on Monday. Baseball/softball, karate and climbing were also given the thumbs up under a proposal that will ...

Sep 16, 2015

Five cities set to bid for 2024 Olympics

With Toronto deciding against a last-minute bid, five cities are set to be in contention for the 2024 Olympics when the race opens officially on Wednesday, pitting four European cities against a two-time host from the United States. The International Olympic Committee’s final deadline ...

Sep 11, 2015

Rome submits bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

Rome has formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Mayor Ignazio Marino, bid leader Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago signed the candidate application on Friday at City Hall and sent it to the International Olympic Committee. ...

Sep 4, 2015

IOC establishes $2 million fund to assist refugees

The International Olympic Committee is setting up a $2 million fund to assist refugees. “With this terrible crisis unfolding across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, sport and the Olympic Movement wanted to play its part in bringing humanitarian help to the refugees,” IOC ...

Sep 4, 2015

Hausen named IOC president's new chief of staff

IOC president Thomas Bach has hired a German regional government official as his new chief of staff. The International Olympic Committee announced that 43-year-old Marcus Hausen started work on Tuesday at the body’s headquarters in Lausanne. For the past three years, Hausen ran the ...