Jul 31, 2015

UCI chief anxious about 2020 plan

The president of cycling’s international organizing body said Thursday that he was concerned over venue changes being proposed by organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. “We understand that Tokyo 2020 want to do a quite radical change of the venues. We are very ...

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 ...

USOC dumps Boston bid to host 2024 Games

Jul 28, 2015

USOC dumps Boston bid to host 2024 Games

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city’s ever-changing blueprint. Next, it might be time to see if there is more Olympic ...

Baker won't commit to backing Boston bid

Jul 25, 2015

Baker won't commit to backing Boston bid

Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics suffered another blow on Friday as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker reiterated he could not give backing to the event until he’s reviewed an independent report of its finances. “It would be inappropriate for me, or for the ...

Jul 24, 2015

Toronto mulling 2024 Olympic bid

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Canada’s largest city will make a decision “very quickly” whether to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Tory did nothing to quash speculation that Toronto will bid and use the ongoing Pan American Games as a springboard, in an interview ...

Jul 17, 2015

After 15 years, Olympian Freeman's bodysuit returned to her

Cathy Freeman has been reunited with the bodysuit she wore when she lit the cauldron at the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony. The suit went missing after Freeman, who later won the 400 meters in the same stadium, left it in the stadium dressing ...

Jul 14, 2015

USOC OKs Idaho training sites

The U.S. Olympic Committee has approved four new training sites in central Idaho. Sun Valley will open Olympic training sites for alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, free-ride skiing and snowboarding starting this summer, The Idaho Mountain Express newspaper reported. Previously, the Sun Valley location was ...

Jul 7, 2015

Budapest Olympic bid gains steam

Hungarian lawmakers have voted in support of a bid by the capital city of Budapest to host the 2024 Summer Games. The bid has already received the backing of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the Budapest city council, with the government’s approval expected soon. ...