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

IOC Confirms ‘Neutral’ Russian Athletes Can Compete at Paris Olympics

Having spent months laying the groundwork for the inevitable announcement in spite of widespread protests within Ukraine and other parts of Europe, the International Olympic Committee finally confirmed Friday that some Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris. The IOC said in a statement released late Friday […]

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In this February 8, 2002, file photo, fireworks burst over the athlete tribune at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City during the Opening Ceremonies for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Salt Lake City is in line to host the Games again in 2034 after being invited to targeted dialogue by the International Olympic Committee. (AP Photo/Frank Gunn, File)

Salt Lake City in Line to Host 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

It’s targeted dialogue, not an official bid award. It is not 100 percent confirmed and there will be steps still to take. But peel away the ifs and buts because for all intents and purposes, Salt Lake City will host the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee’s Future Host Commission invited […]

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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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Organizers for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles present its recommendations to the sports program at Monday's IOC Session meetings in Mumbai, which were approved. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

Olympics: Baseball, Softball, Cricket, Flag Football Among Sports on LA28 Program

The LA28 sports program was officially confirmed by the International Olympic Committee during its annual session on Monday in India with baseball/softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash providing a mix of new and returning sports to the Olympic Summer Games. All five were voted in as a single package with two “no” votes from […]

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LA28 Organizing Committee Chairman Casey Wasserman speaks during the annual IOC Session on Monday in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

LA28 Chairman Wasserman Talks Russia, Israel at IOC Meetings

LA28 Chairman Casey Wasserman addressed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas war in language that pushed the limits of the IOC’s preferred stance of political neutrality during his appearance Monday at the IOC Session in Mumbai. “There are no words than can fully capture the devastation and shock over the massacre in Israel on […]

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IOC Future Host Commission Chair Karl Stoss of Austria discusses the committee's work during IOC Session meetings on Monday in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

IOC Approves Dual Winter Olympic Award for 2030, 2034

The International Olympic Committee has approved a dual award for the 2030 and 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, another step toward the eventual return of the Games to Salt Lake City, Utah. Future Host Commission Chair Karl Stoss’ presentation on Sunday specifically mentioned Salt Lake City as a candidate for 2034 with groups from […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the annual Session meeting, held in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

Bach Proposes Creation of Olympic Esports Games

The International Olympic Committee has committed to an expanded interest in esports, with President Thomas Bach announcing at the IOC’s session in Mumbai that the IOC Esports Commission will study the possibility of creating an Olympic Esports Games. The Esports Commission will be chaired by IOC member David Lappartient, the head of cycling’s international federation […]

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Winter Olympic Hosts for 2030 and 2034 to be Chosen in July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the Olympic body aims to confirm hosts for both the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games at its meeting on the eve of next year’s Paris Olympics, a gigantic boost for Salt Lake City organizers looking to bring the Winter Games back to the United States for the first […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach leads the first day of executive board meetings during the annual Session in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee

IOC Suspends Russian Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee has suspended the Russian Olympic Committee for breaching the Olympic Charter by incorporating sports bodies in four regions in eastern Ukraine. But IOC Spokesman Mark Adams said the suspension does not yet affect the possibility of neutral Russian athletes competing at next year’s Olympic Summer Games in Paris. The Russian Olympic […]

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Sports for Nature Initiative Grows to More Than 40 Organizations Worldwide

The National Olympic Committee of Costa Rica and the International Ski and Snowboard Federation, known as FIS, are the latest sports organizations to join as a signatory to the Sports for Nature Framework, which was launched last year at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal and aims to increase sustainability, conservation and restoration of ecosystems […]

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