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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on February 20. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

IOC Details Russia Stance for Olympics as Ukraine Threatens Boycott

In the midst of fierce criticism from the Ukraine and trying to thread the needle between being hard on Russia but not as hard on its athletes, the International Olympic Committee tried Thursday to explain why it believes Russian athletes should be allowed at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris. The IOC executive board […]

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Paris 2024 Announces Paralympic Games Event Calendar

With less than 600 days to go before France hosts its first Paralympic Games, Paris 2024 has unveiled its competition schedule which will see elite athletes compete over 11 days of action between August 28 through September 8. The event schedule, developed in collaboration with the International Federations, International Paralympic Committee and Olympic Broadcasting Services, […]

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LA28 Paralympic Games Initial Sport Program to Feature 22 Sports

The International Paralympic Committee Governing Board has approved 22 sports for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games, which will take place August 15–27, 2028. A record 33 Para sports submitted applications to the IPC to be considered for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games. The IPC has granted LA28 the opportunity to explore the potential […]

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U.S. Association of Blind Athletes Hires Amanda Duke Boulet as Director of Sport Performance

The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes has announced the hiring of Amanda Duke Boulet as director of sport performance, a new position within the organization. Duke Boulet has been in the U.S. Paralympic movement for 15 years, having previously served as USA Triathlon’s Paralympic program director. In that role, she directed, led and grew the […]

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PlayLA and CAF presented Damian Muñoz, a 9-year-old skater, with a surprise grant of $1,500. Photo Courtesy of PlayLA

LA Department of Recreation and PlayLA Host Adaptive Skateboarding Classes

The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program recently concluded its adaptive skateboarding classes, a first for the city’s youth sports program. Throughout the program, youth with disabilities participated in learning adaptive skateboarding and wheelchair motocross with support from the Challenged Athletes Foundation. PlayLA held four adaptive skateboarding […]

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The Olympic rings glow during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Sapporo 2030 Winter Olympic Bid ‘On Hold’

Weeks after the International Olympic Committee announced that it would delay an announcement on who will host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games until 2024, the Japanese Olympic Committee and city of Sapporo have announced its efforts to host the event will be paused. Sapporo’s bid has been seen as the favorite as an […]

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In this Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, a couple sit on a dock to look at the sails of the Sydney Opera House that are illuminated with the green and gold colors of the Australian Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

Cindy Hook Named CEO of 2032 Brisbane Olympic Organizing Committee

American Cindy Hook, the chief executive officer for Deloitte Asia Pacific until June, has been appointed as the inaugural chief executive officer of the organizing committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane. The organizing committee announced the appointment Tuesday after engaging with 50 candidates over six months. Hook will start the new […]

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Russian Eligibility, Salt Lake’s 2030 Olympic Bid Addressed by USOPC

United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Board Chair Susanne Lyons said the organization would support having Russian and Belarussian athletes participate at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris if an agreement could be made within the Olympic movement on the athletes being strictly neutral following Friday’s Olympic Summit in Switzerland. The summit, held at IOC […]

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The IOC Executive Board meets at the organization's headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, with President Thomas Bach at the head of the table. Photo via IOC

Analysis: IOC Continues 2030 Olympic Games Announcement Delay

After another week of International Olympic Committee executive board meetings, when President Thomas Bach met the media on Thursday, there were plenty of questions about the upcoming 2024 Summer Games in Paris — but not concerning the host. Here are four takeaways from the Olympic scene. Delaying a 2030 Decision The biggest news was the […]

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In this Feb. 10, 2002, file photo, Simon Ammann, of Switzerland, competes in the men's K90 Individual ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

IOC Delays 2030 Winter Olympic Announcement Until 2024

The International Olympic Committee will not announce a host for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games until at least 2024, leaving the three bids of Salt Lake City, Sapporo and Vancouver waiting longer than expected before finding out which city would host the event. Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Chair Octavian […]

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