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 ...

Beijing confident in 2022 Games bid

Jul 29, 2015

Beijing confident in 2022 Games bid

Beijing has marketed its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics as the reliable choice, despite concerns about a lack of natural snow, notoriously bad air pollution and warnings about the government’s treatment of political dissidents and minority groups. As the IOC prepares to ...

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 ...