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 ...

Tokyoites celebrate triumphant 2020 Olympic bid

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyoites celebrate triumphant 2020 Olympic bid

The mood in Tokyo was ecstatic early Sunday as the city was chosen to host the 2020 Summer Olympics by the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires. Close to 2,000 people watching a live broadcast of the IOC’s general session on a large screen ...