Feb 3, 2016

Italian Parliament backs Rome 2024 Olympics bid

The Italian Parliament voted on Tuesday to back Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is a strong supporter of Rome’s candidacy and the Parliament has now thrown its weight behind the bid. “Today the Italian Parliament adopted, by ...

1984 Olympic champ Johnson dies

Jan 23, 2016

1984 Olympic champ Johnson dies

Bill Johnson craved speed — the faster, the better. He stole cars as a kid, got in trouble for it and was ordered by a judge to make a choice: Ski school or jail. Johnson picked the slopes and wound up taking the sport ...

Jan 17, 2016

Jamaica team opts to use Japanese bobsleigh in 2018 Olympic Games

The “Shitamachi bobsleigh,” developed by factories in Tokyo’s Ota Ward, will be provided for free to the Jamaican team aiming to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to the promotion committee. A news conference was held in the city of Nagano on Sunday ...

Jan 15, 2016

IOC asks for transcripts suggesting 2020 Olympic bid bribery

The IOC is ready to examine allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympic body said Friday it has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission for transcripts from its report on doping and corruption in track and field ...