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 ...

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

Aug 26, 2015

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo’s new National Stadium so that the facility is complete by January 2020, but the minister in charge of the games cautioned this may not be possible. ...

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 ...

Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

Jul 31, 2015

Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the Winter and Summer Games. The Chinese capital beat Almaty 44-40 in voting, with one abstention. “I always said Almaty would get more support than people had expected, ...

Bach blames Boston for bid failure

Jul 30, 2015

Bach blames Boston for bid failure

IOC president Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the ...