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Olympic Esports Week
Jared Michael Montgomery of the United States aka MontyDey (R) and David Yunkwon Chan of the United States aka dchan compete in the final during the Archery on day two of the Olympic Esports Week on June 23, 2023 in Singapore. (Photo IOC/ Lionel Ng)

IOC Proposes Creation of “Olympic Esports Games”

The International Olympic Committee will vote on the creation of an “Olympic Esports Games” at the 142nd IOC Session this summer in Paris after the executive board approved the recommendation on Friday, adding it is already in advanced discussions with a potential host and an announcement can be expected “very soon.” The IOC Esports Commission […]

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The Olympic rings are seen on the Eiffel Tower after organizers mounted the rings on Friday as the French capital marks 50 days until the start of the Summer Games. The 95-foot-long and 43-foot-high structure of five rings, made entirely of recycled French steel, will be displayed on the south side of the 135-year-old historic landmark in central Paris, overlooking the Seine River. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)

50 Days until Paris Olympics 2024: Athletes, Storylines and More

The largest sporting event ever organized in France, the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris will be groundbreaking in more ways than one. With more than 10,000 athletes in 200 countries descending into Europe, one of the preeminent sporting events in the world will be organized in a time of sporting and international […]

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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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USOPC Reviewing Olympic Commission Report

A panel charged with reviewing the Olympic structure in the United States is calling for Congress to consider wide-ranging changes in a report that United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland called “helpful perspective on many topics that our movement has been evaluating and discussing for many years.” The Commission on […]

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Max Siegel has been the chief executive officer at USA Track and Field since 2012, making him one of the longest-tentured CEOs in the NGB movement. Photo courtesy USA Track and Field

USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel Signs New Contract Through 2028

Max Siegel will remain as chief executive officer at USA Track & Field through 2028 after agreeing to a five-year contract renewal that begins January 1, 2024. Siegel has been in charge since 2012, generating over $600 million in revenue and expanding the USATF annual budget to a record $40 million. Under Siegel’s leadership, USATF […]

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LA28 Sports Program Additions Indefinitely On Hold

The announcement of proposed additions to the LA28 program has been postponed indefinitely, said U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland, who sits on the IOC program commission. Hirshland’s spot on the commission does not mean she is involved in the discussions between LA28 and the International Olympic Committee, instead focusing on […]

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USOPC Board Gives Updates on Several Olympic Topics

The International Olympic Committee’s deferral on a final decision about the eligibility for Russian and Belarusian athletes at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games leaves international federations like the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee watching and waiting to see on developments like everybody else. “The decision [the IOC have] made is really a recommendation to […]

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United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Elects Geoff Yang as Chair

Geoff Yang has been elected as the chair for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Board of Directors after the recommendation of his nomination by the USOPF Nominating and Governance Committee and Executive Committees. The foundation was established in 2013 to serve as the philanthropic arm of the USOPC. When Yang’s term begins, he […]

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Salt Lake Olympic Bid Unveils Future Games Vision

Organizers working to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games back to Salt Lake City unveiled their vision for a future Games during their latest board meeting, focusing on elevating the local communities, sport and the Games experience. Within each focus point are subtopic interests. The three main topics are elevating communities by inspiring youth […]

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During his trip to the United States this week, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center, met with the outgoing USOPC Board Chair Susanne Lyons, right, and incoming Board Chair Gene Sykes, left. Photo via IOC

Bach Around America: IOC Leader visits LA28, World Athletics Championships, World Games

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has been around the United States over the past week in a series of meetings with national and international stakeholders as the IOC detailed on Tuesday. In the past week, Bach has visited New York City; Birmingham, Alabama; Eugene, Oregon; and Los Angeles, where on Monday organizers for LA28 […]

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