Jun 7, 2015

Olympic badminton venue moving to Chofu: source

The Badminton World Federation has reached an agreement with Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to move the badminton venue from the center of Tokyo, an informed source said Sunday. The venue, originally planned for Koto ward on the bayside, will be relocated to the city ...

Jun 5, 2015

Blatter won't attend next IOC meeting

Outgoing FIFA president and Olympic member Sepp Blatter will not attend next week’s IOC meeting in Lausanne, world soccer’s governing body announced on Friday. “In April, the FIFA president informed the IOC that he would not be attending in person the session in Lausanne. ...

IOC bolstered by SportAccord spat

May 27, 2015

IOC bolstered by SportAccord spat

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been left in tatters. A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord president ...

More criticism for Vizer

May 23, 2015

More criticism for Vizer

Marius Vizer’s latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body. The head of the association of summer Olympic sports told Vizer in a sharply-worded letter to stop speaking ...

Boston makes move in effort to salvage 2024 bid

May 22, 2015

Boston makes move in effort to salvage 2024 bid

The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management on Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city’s chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the ...

May 19, 2015

International Weightlifting Federation suspends ties with SportAccord

Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations. The International Weightlifting Federation says it decided to suspend its membership following last month’s attack on the IOC by SportAccord President Marius Vizer. The matter will ...

May 16, 2015

Longtime IOC member Tallberg, 77, dies

The International Olympic Committee says longtime member Peter Tallberg of Finland has died after a battle against cancer. He was 77. Tallberg was a sailor who competed in five Olympics between 1960 and 1980, with his best result a fourth-place finish in the Star ...

May 12, 2015

JOC honors gymnast Uchimura

Gymnast Kohei Uchimura was named the most valuable athlete for the 2014 season by the Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday. Uchimura won the honor for capturing the men’s all-around world title for the fifth consecutive time in October. He is the only gymnast to ...

May 11, 2015

Application period to add sports to 2020 Tokyo Olympics opens

The application period officially opened Monday to add new sports to the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball and softball are considered favorites, because of their popularity in Japan. Other possibilities include squash, karate, surfing and cricket. In all, 33 international sports federations ...

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

| May 9, 2015

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC


Two weeks after his shocking speech in Sochi, Marius Vizer gave a passionate, yet defiant defense of his fiery rhetoric, which drew the scorn of the IOC and other global sports governing bodies. The SportAccord chief, who also heads the International Judo Federation, insists ...

Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics

May 6, 2015

Vonn named honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang Olympics

South Korean Olympic organizers have appointed U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Vonn is the first foreign individual selected for the role and she joins a list of high-profile South Korean sports stars including ...