Economist says IOC should pay half of costs for delayed Tokyo Games

Olympics Jul 14, 2020

Economist says IOC should pay half of costs for delayed Tokyo Games

A U.S. economist with a focus on the sports business says the International Olympic Committee should shoulder half of the additional cost of postponing the Tokyo Games due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Zimbalist, an economics professor at Smith College in Massachusetts, said picking ...

IOC touts record-high female representation on commissions

Olympics May 29, 2020

IOC touts record-high female representation on commissions

The International Olympic Committee says women now account for almost half of the membership of its various commissions, an all-time high in the organization's drive for gender equality. Across the 30 IOC commissions, 47.7 percent of the positions are held by women, up from 45.4 ...