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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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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)
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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. Unvaccinated Djokovic Wins Wimbledon, Another Part of a Tumultuous Year Posted: Monday, July […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during Friday's final day of Executive Board meetings. Photo by IOC/Christophe Moratal

Decision on 2030 Winter Games Host Coming Within Next Year, IOC Says

A decision on targeted dialogue with a city to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be made in December ahead of next May’s International Olympic Committee meeting in India as IOC technical advisers recently visited the three favorites — Salt Lake City, Sapporo and Vancouver. The IOC announced the next step in […]

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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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Deloitte Signs as Global Olympic and Paralympic Partner

The International Olympic Committee and Deloitte have signed a 10-year, five-Games partnership through 2032. Under terms of the deal, Deloitte will serve as a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner for the Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, Los Angeles 2028, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2030 and Brisbane 2032. As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, Deloitte […]

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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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Vincent Zhou, of the United States, competes in the men's team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. He later tested positive for COVID-19 but has since ended his quarantine. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

As the Beijing Olympics Wind Down, so do Positive COVID Cases

As the Olympic Winter Games finish off their final week in Beijing, organizers are reporting that the COVID-19 countermeasures put in place for all arriving participants and stakeholders appear to be having the intended effect. On February 16, the organizing committee reported that for the first time during the Games, there were no positive tests […]

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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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Workers deliver a cart loaded with equipment to a commercial plaza at the Winter Olympic Village in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
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No Decision Yet on Spectators at Olympic Games

Three weeks out from the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games, no decision has been made yet on whether domestic spectators will be allowed at the venues, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. But IOC officials said the “closed loop” system of testing and keeping Olympic athletes and officials isolated from the Chinese […]

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