Olympics Oct 4, 2019

Tokyo 2020 organizers seek help coping with summer heat

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have sent out questionnaires to international sports federations seeking advice on how to counter the searing heat expected in Japan's capital during the 2020 Games. However, the International Olympic Committee was adamant Thursday that the move was not prompted by ...

Thomas Bach says IOC ready to talk 2030 bid with Sapporo

Olympics Jun 27, 2019

Thomas Bach says IOC ready to talk 2030 bid with Sapporo

Changes to the Olympic election process announced by the IOC on Wednesday are likely to impact Sapporo's prospective 2030 Winter Games bid. Speaking at a news conference on the final day of the three-day IOC Session, IOC President Thomas Bach said his organization is willing ...

Breakdancing among four sports likely added to Paris 2024 Games

Olympics Jun 26, 2019

Breakdancing among four sports likely added to Paris 2024 Games

The four sports proposed by Paris organizers — breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing — were provisionally approved for the 2024 Summer Games at the International Olympic Committee Session on Tuesday. The four sports, featuring 12 individual events, are set to be contested in Paris ...