/ Feb 16, 2018

British IOC member sent home after altercation

The IOC apologized and said it expected better of its members after former Winter Olympian Adam Pengilly was sent home for "poor behavior" following an altercation with a security officer at the Pyeongchang Games. The 40-year-old former skeleton racer from Britain became aggressive and used ...

Pyeongchang Games flame lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

Oct 24, 2017

Pyeongchang Games flame lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

The flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics Tuesday, despite a brief cloudburst that disrupted the sun-reliant ceremony. It launched a long torch relay that will culminate with the winter Games opening on Feb. 9. "Now it will ...

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Sep 14, 2017

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Paris was awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles was handed the 2028 edition on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event ...