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Baseball, softball among sports shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Baseball and softball, which are in the running as a combined bid, are among eight sports shortlisted for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Monday selected the eight from a list of 26 sports that had applied for inclusion. The other sports shortlisted are bowling, karate, ...

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

| Jun 13, 2015

Carr starred at Tokyo Games

by Ed Odeven

Henry Carr didn’t have the longevity of Olympic track legends like hurdler Edwin Moses or sprinter/long jumper Carl Lewis. But to those who witnessed and remembered what he accomplished at the Tokyo Olympics in October 1964, his greatness as a runner left an indelible ...

Jun 12, 2015

Boston tries to revive 2024 Olympic bid

The sailing venue was relocated from Boston Harbor to the working class former whaling capital of New Bedford. Tennis dropped out of Harvard to move to the inner city. Boston 2024 is hoping to turn around its struggling Olympic bid. Organizers are doing it ...

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

by Shusuke Murai

The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...

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. ...

IOC bolstered by SportAccord spat

May 27, 2015

IOC bolstered by SportAccord spat

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been left in tatters. A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord president ...

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 ...

Boston makes move in effort to salvage 2024 bid

May 22, 2015

Boston makes move in effort to salvage 2024 bid

The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management on Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city’s chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the ...

May 19, 2015

International Weightlifting Federation suspends ties with SportAccord

Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations. The International Weightlifting Federation says it decided to suspend its membership following last month’s attack on the IOC by SportAccord President Marius Vizer. The matter will ...