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 ...

Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic bid race

Sep 2, 2015

Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic bid race

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston’s soured bid and marking a comeback for LA’s dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host. The announcement by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun came under a summer ...

Aug 11, 2015

Los Angeles proposes $4.1 billion budget for 2024 Olympic bid

If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston recently dropped out of contention, the organizers’ proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion plus a $400 million contingency, a senior adviser to Mayor Eric ...

Rio mayor says all venues on schedule one year out

Aug 6, 2015

Rio mayor says all venues on schedule one year out

Exactly one year ahead of the start of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympics, Mayor Eduardo Paes said on Wednesday that all the venues are running on schedule and will be delivered in time for next year’s games — a feat he compared to a “miracle.” ...