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Ellen Geddes (left) competes at the Tokyo Paralympics. Photo by Joe Kusumoto

U.S. to Host Wheelchair Fencing Event

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation has announced that its 2023 season will begin with an IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Washington, D.C., the first time the United States has hosted an IWAS event since 2003 in Atlanta. Next year’s World Cup in Washington, like other 2023 events, will offer points that go […]

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The IOC Executive Board holds its second day of meetings on September 9, 2022, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo via IOC

Analysis: IOC Playing a Delay Game for 2030 Winter Games Host

There are three Olympic Games between Summer and Winter editions over the next six years but after two days of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board meetings, one takeaway more than any other is center stage — and it’s for a Games that does not yet have a host. Here are five takeaways from what […]

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Financial Stresses for Future Games the Focus of IOC Meetings

Looming financial concerns over the two upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games was one of the main focuses of attention for the International Olympic Committee during Thursday’s first day of Executive Board meetings, at which the IOC heard reports on progress for each of the future Winter and Summer Games. Paris 2024 has faced growing budget […]

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Sapporo Mayor Cancels IOC Meeting to Discuss 2030 Olympic Bid

The mayor of Sapporo, Japan, has cancelled a trip to the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, after reported rising opposition in the city to a potential 2030 Olympic Winter Games bid as well as recent allegations of bribery against members of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic organizing committee and its partners. Sapporo Mayor […]

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Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river

Paris 2024 ‘On Track’ Says IOC, But Cuts Loom

The International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission has finished visits to the organizers for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris, grading the work done so far as “right on track” to deliver the Games in less than two years’ time. During the meetings, the Coordination Commission received an insight into the launch of […]

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Fanatics Named LA28 Online Merchandise Retailer

The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games have agreed to a comprehensive merchandise and retail agreement with Fanatics that will see the merchandiser run LA28 and Team USA’s online retail platforms and develop the uniforms for volunteers at the Games. The agreement extends to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Team USA brand. As part […]

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Athletes gather in the University City Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony on October 12, 1968, for the Summer Games in Mexico City. The 72,000-capacity venue opened in 1952 and was used for the 1955 Pan-American Games, 1986 FIFA World Cup and the 1990 Central American and Caribbean Games and remains active as a soccer stadium. (AP File Photo)

Another Country Enters 2036 Summer Olympic Bid Race

Another previous host of the Olympic Summer Games has shown interest in hosting a future Games, with the Mexican Olympic Committee beginning discussions with the International Olympic Committee over the possibility of a bid for 2036. Mexico City was the host in 1968 and will be one of three cities in Mexico to host matches […]

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South Korea's Kim Yu-Na reacts after her free program at the women's figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Olympic Update: Vancouver 2030 Bid Still Needs Support; Money Needed for Milan 2026

Vancouver’s 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid, the first that is being led by the Indigenous community, will have to wait until early winter on whether it will receive provincial support financially, a government official said this week to the Vancouver Sun. Melanie Mark, the minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport, asked the […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the final day of Executive Board meetings. Photo by IOC/Christophe Moratal

Bach: IOC Resolute in Russian Stance Ahead of 2024

While it may seem that the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games are a far way off, the looming issue of Russian and Belarusian athlete participation may have to be resolved sooner than later with the Olympic qualification processes for some sports already underway. Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdnyakov wrote on the Telegram messaging […]

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Executive Officer Sophie Goldschmidt stands outside of the national governing body's Center for Excellence in Park City, Utah. Photo via U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Already Thinking Winter With Increased FIS World Cup Events on Tap

It’s over 90 degrees outside and not a cloud in the sky in Park City in late July, so it’s the perfect time to do one thing — talk about skiing. The summer may be offseason but planning is already underway for the upcoming U.S. Ski & Snowboard season. With four additional races on the […]

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