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Macron: Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony Could be Moved

The most highly anticipated Opening Ceremony in Olympic history has a backup plan to a more traditional setting, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday. The ceremony is scheduled to be 84 boats on the Seine along a 3.7-mile route toward the Eiffel Tower to open the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. In January, the number of […]

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Members of the IOC Future Host Commission, the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games and USOPC wrap up a four-day visit ahead of a vote for Salt Lake to host the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Salt Lake City on Track for 2034 Winter Olympic Approval

As we said on this site months ago: peel away the ifs and buts because for all intents and purposes, Salt Lake City will host the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. There are qualifiers and there are formal steps to be taken but there is no stopping the bid after a site visit from […]

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Members of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games make an opening presentation to the International Olympic Committe's Future Host Commission on the first day of a FHC visit to the potential host of the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

IOC Future Host Commission Starts Salt Lake Olympic Tour

While maintaining that nothing is official and there is still wiggle room, the latest step in Salt Lake City’s march to being formally awarded the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games started Wednesday with the start of a three-day tour by the International Olympic Committee’s Future Host Commission. The Future Host Commission invited Salt Lake […]

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Georg Hackl of Germany speeds past an Olympic logo during a practice run for the men's singles luge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

IOC Ready for Return to Utah to Tour 2034 Olympic Venues

Christophe Dubi channeled his inner Arnold Schwarzenegger when describing the near-certain return of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to Salt Lake City. “We will be back — and that’s probably what we all thought in 2002 when leaving Salt Lake City,” said the International Olympic Commission’s Olympic Games executive director. “It was such a […]

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IOC Wraps Up Inspection Visit of 2026 Olympic Winter Games Progress

The International Olympic Committee has finished a series of visits to check in on the progress of the local organizing committee for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in the Veneto region of Italy, including the much-debated site for sliding events and other venues that are still under construction. Organizers of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games […]

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Italy Cortina Bobsled Track
A view of the bobsled track in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, is seen in a 2021 file photo. Bobsledding tradition in Cortina goes back nearly a century and locals are hoping that the Eugenio Monti track can be reopened for the 2026 Olympics in the Italian resort. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

2026 Winter Olympic Organizers Approve Proposal to Rebuild Bobsled Track

Organizers of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games insisted on Tuesday at a board meeting that they will host sliding events by spending $89 million on rebuilding an old track in Cortina d’Ampezzo, continuing their long dispute with the International Olympic Committee as the IOC insists on having events held elsewhere. The local organizing committee for […]

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Trinity Ellis of Canada – Nations Cup
Trinity Ellis of Canada competes in the Nations Cup as part of the Eberspächer Luge World Cup in Lake Placid, New York, on December 7, 2023. Trinity finished in Second. Photo courtesy of Olympic Regional Development Authority

IOC Decision on 2026 Olympic Sliding Events Due End of January

The International Olympic Committee will reveal its plans for where the sliding events of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games will be held at the end of this month, the organization confirmed on Thursday. The IOC has insisted that an existing ice sliding venue outside Italy must be picked to avoid extra spending on construction. The […]

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The Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower. (AP Photo//Michel Euler, File)

IOC Targets France for 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

France is on track to host a pair of Olympic Games within the space of six years after its proposed bid focusing on the Alps region was invited to targeted dialogue by the International Olympic Committee with the goal of being officially awarded the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games next summer — days before […]

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Lausanne | SwitzerlandIOC President Thomas Bach holds the EB meeting in Lausanne on the 28th March 2023 with a day packed with various topics.Photograph: IOC/Greg Martin
IOC President Thomas Bach holds the EB meeting in Lausanne. Photograph: IOC/Greg Martin

Race to Host 2030 Winter Olympics Expanding, IOC Claims

The International Olympic Committee continues to draw interest from around the world to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, claimed Executive Director Christophe Dubi, while refusing to say from which regions the interest is being registered. Dubi said after Wednesday’s IOC Executive Board meeting that he anticipated a report to the executive board […]

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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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