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Tokyo Aquatics Center Opens Nine Months Ahead of Rescheduled Olympics

The site for swimming and diving competition in the rescheduled 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has opened nine months ahead of next summer’s competition in Tokyo with the venue to be made available for private as well as public use. The Tokyo Aquatics Center was inaugurated on Saturday after being constructed at a cost […]

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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR -- "Los Angeles Qualifier" -- Pictured: Natalie Duran -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Ninja Makes its Move to the Mainstream

If you’ve ever watched an episode of “American Ninja Warrior,” you know the excitement that comes with watching athletes conquer seemingly impossible feats while scaling some of the most challenging and creative obstacles imaginable. Beyond the television spectacle, the sport known more commonly as ninja in recent years has developed an event infrastructure across the […]

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A man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo on March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo 2020, IOC Agree on Simplified Games Measures

The rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo will be simplified in four categories as part of the local organizers’ continuing work with the International Olympic Committe’s Coordination Committee, while not cutting the number of participating athletes for either the Olympics or Paralympics. Among the Games’ streamlining will be a reduction of stakeholder personnel attending […]

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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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IOC, Paris 2024 Adapting Strategy to Deliver Games

The International Olympic Committee and organizing committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games have agreed to work on new alternatives to deliver opportunities and streamline operations toward the event’s organization. The IOC acknowledged the adjustments needed by the 2024 host given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which called for creative and sustainable optimizations […]

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that […]

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2022 Youth Olympic Games Dates and Program Finalized

The 2022 Youth Olympic Games dates have been finalized with Dakar, Senegal, hosting the fourth edition of the event and a new twist on an historic sport. The event will be staged October 22—November 9, 2002, after receiving approval from the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board. It will be the first Olympic event held on […]

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Paris 2024 Approves Sailing in Tahiti, Additional Site in Place de la Concorde

The Paris 2024 Executive Board has proposed two new sites for its future Olympic Summer Games to the International Olympic Committee, with surfing sent to Tahiti (nearly 10,000 miles from Paris) and a multi-purpose venue for sports to be located in the Place de la Concorde in the heart of the city and the shadow […]

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New International Esports Federation President Nominated

Colin Webster, who previously spent five years on the board of the International eSports Federation, will become the organization’s president during its December general meetings. Webster is the only nominated candidate for the president’s position. Silviu Stroie has been the acting president since December 2018 after the resignation of Jun Byung-hun. Once confirmed in December […]

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IOC Moves 2020 Marathon and Race Walking to Sapporo

Mindful of the extensive heat conditions that have been in Japan this summer, the International Olympic Committee is seeking to be proactive by putting adjustments in place for athlete safety under humid conditions when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympic Summer Games. As a result, the IOC has announced it will move the Olympic marathon and […]

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