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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

Salt Lake Hosts IOC Evaluators as Race to Host 2030 Games Heats Up

The increasingly competitive race to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has heated up with three International Olympic Committee representatives having visited Salt Lake City last week for a site visit before heading to Vancouver this week with another stop in Sapporo, Japan, scheduled for later in May. Observers expect the 2030 host […]

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A general view through the main gates to Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Nadal, Djokovic Criticize Wimbledon’s Ban of Russian, Belarussian Players

Wimbledon’s ban of Russian and Belarussian players from the biggest tennis tournament in the world has drawn intense criticism from two of the biggest names in men’s tennis. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both criticized the All England Tennis Club on Sunday in Madrid, where both are playing this weekend “It’s not their fault what’s […]

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Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, meets with people from the Sinagpore National Olympic Committee. (Photo: Caroline Chia/SNOC)

IOC May Hold ‘Virtual Sports Festival’ in Singapore in 2023

The International Olympic Committee may have a Virtual Sports Festival in 2023 with Singapore as the host, the latest dip into the esports world that has been hinted at by the world governing body. IOC President Thomas Bach hinted that Singapore would host during a visit on Thursday to the country, telling those at a […]

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The Olympic rings glow during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Officials in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo say there is public support for holding the 2030 Winter Olympics. However, Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto says the city has no plans to hold a binding public referendum for the final word. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Sapporo Establishes Committee as Part of 2030 Olympic Bid

One of the prime contenders to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has taken another step forward in its candidacy as the city of Sapporo, Japan, and the Japanese Olympic Committee announced it will establish the Hokkaido-Sapporo 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Promotion Committee. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto revealed the plans last week. Akimoto […]

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IOC Announces Passing of Member Alex Gilady

The International Olympic Committee has announced the passing of Alex Gilady, who first became involved with the Olympic movement as a broadcaster for NBC and whose relationship with the Games first started in 1968 as a television commentator. Gilady was Head of Sports (1975), Special Operations (1977), Vice President (1981-1996) and Senior Vice President of […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   OLYMPIC SPORTS: World Games Still On in China But Some Withdraw Posted: […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on February 20. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Thomas Bach to Attend 2022 World Games in Birmingham

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will attend The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, organizers confirmed this week. Bach plans to attend the Opening Ceremony on July 7 at Protective Stadium, which opened last year, as well as several of the sports competitions during his stay in Birmingham. “We’re very honored that the President of […]

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Sapporo Mayor Claims Strong Support for 2030 Winter Olympic Bid

Public sentiment in favor of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sapporo is strong enough, Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said Wednesday, that he will not hold a public referendum on the issue. The northern Japanese city, which held the 1972 Winter Olympics, has expressed interest in being the host again and is believed […]

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In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

What to Watch for at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Between the controversies surrounding the host to a pandemic still ongoing after two years, there has never been an Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games like this. In the Olympic coverage preceding this year’s Games, very little of it has been focused on the athletes. Even NBC has been downgrading some of its ratings guarantees to […]

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Day 3 of the IOC Executive Board meeting is held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Countdown to Beijing 2022: Boycotts, Criticism and Problem Childs

With less than 60 days before the Opening Ceremony on February 4, the International Olympic Committee would clearly love for the attention to be focused on athletes heading into the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. The chances of that are slim, though, with recent worldwide focus on the Chinese government’s conduct ahead of […]

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