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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

IOC Helping People Leave Afghanistan; Bach Says Around 100 Evacuated

The International Olympic Committee has helped around 100 members of the Olympic community leave Afghanistan during the past several weeks as the Taliban asserted control over the country, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday after the first IOC Executive Board meeting post-Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Bach said all athletes who competed in Tokyo […]

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Kara Winger of United States competes in the women's javelin throw at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games on August 3, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Kara Winger Selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced that four-time Olympian Kara Winger will lead the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team into the Closing Ceremony as flag bearer on August 8 at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA athletes, Winger is the fourth track and field athlete to lead […]

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Tokyo 2020 last year revealed the designs for tickets that would be used at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Each ticket features a sport and venue pictogram as well as the Tokyo 2020 emblem. The Games were delayed until 2021 and now, foreign fans will not be allowed to attend.

2021 Olympics Spectators Told No Cheering, Yelling or Whistling

Japanese spectators at the Olympic Summer Games will be asked to root with “passion from your heart” as opposed to cheering, yelling, whistling or high-fiving, according to a new guideline document issued to potential fans. The 18-page document was issued after the organizing committee on Monday announced it will allow up to 50 percent capacity […]

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10,000 Volunteers Withdrawing The Latest of Tokyo’s Olympic Problems

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for July’s rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games tried to draw attention to Thursday’s unveiling of items that will be used at the medal ceremonies in Japan with everything from the podiums, costumes worn by medal tray bears and the trays themselves. Among the questions that could be raised at this […]

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The New National Stadium, a venue designed for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen prominently in the Tokyo cityscape seen from an observation tower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

NBC, Twitch Partnering on Olympic Content

NBC Olympics and Twitch are partnering to produce and deliver live content that will live on a new NBC Olympics Twitch channel leading into and throughout the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021. The effort will consist of unique programming tailored to the Twitch community including highlight studio shows, game-ified pre-Olympic activations, Olympic athlete interviews […]

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Cost Overruns for Tokyo Olympics Reportedly Run $3 Billion

The cost of delaying the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo to 2021 will end up at approximately $3 billion, according to reports from that have not been confirmed by the Games’ organizers. National broadcaster NHK and news agency Kyodo reported the same figures and attributed it to unidentified sources close to the Games, […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

2021 Olympic Summer Games Will Be Smaller in Scale, Tokyo Organizers Say

The rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021 will be smaller in scale and grandeur compared to previous editions, said the chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee. According to Reuters, Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said the goals for next year will be to reduce costs and ensure the safety of […]

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