Jul 28, 2015

South Sudan gains IOC support for Olympic recognition

The IOC executive board has recommended that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the war-torn African country to send a team to next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro. IOC spokesman says the full International Olympic Committee will vote ...

Baker won't commit to backing Boston bid

Jul 25, 2015

Baker won't commit to backing Boston bid

Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics suffered another blow on Friday as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker reiterated he could not give backing to the event until he’s reviewed an independent report of its finances. “It would be inappropriate for me, or for the ...

Jul 24, 2015

Toronto mulling 2024 Olympic bid

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Canada’s largest city will make a decision “very quickly” whether to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Tory did nothing to quash speculation that Toronto will bid and use the ongoing Pan American Games as a springboard, in an interview ...

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan’s organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who ...

Jun 9, 2015

IOC OKs new events for 2018 Winter Games

The IOC approved new events Monday in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, speedskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in curling, and a team skiing event were the additions ratified Monday ...

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. ...

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 ...