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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)

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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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.   OLYMPICS: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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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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Athletes warm up on the ice before competition in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, a test event for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, held at the Beijing National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube. The site is one of several used in the 2008 Games that will be repurposed for the 2022 Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With 90 Days to Go, Beijing Olympic Organizers Still Working on Details

With about 90 days to go until the start of that 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, organizers said they are continuing to work out logistics such as limited flights into China for stakeholders and have yet to establish capacity limits for Chinese spectators as they wait to see how COVID rates may affect those […]

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IOC, Beijing 2022, Outline COVID Countermeasures for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Athletes, officials, dignitaries, marketers, broadcasters, media and others traveling to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will have to undergo more strict COVID-19 countermeasures than were put in place in Tokyo for the 2021 Summer Games, under terms of the first documents outlining the game plan for both events. Among the rules […]

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Kirsty Coventry to Chair IOC Coordination Commission for Brisbane 2032

Five-time Olympian and two-time Olympic swimming champion Kirsty Coventry will chair the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the 2032 Olympic Summer Games in Brisbane, Australia. The most decorated Olympian from Africa, Coventry was the chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and a member of the IOC Executive Board from 2018 until earlier this year, […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

Strict Protocols Expected in Beijing for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, IOC Says

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, in an open letter published by the IOC, said that those competing and attending the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing should expect the same level of COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place as were this past summer in Tokyo for the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games. “While […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

IOC Helping People Leave Afghanistan; Bach Says Around 100 Evacuated

The International Olympic Committee has helped around 100 members of the Olympic community leave Afghanistan during the past several weeks as the Taliban asserted control over the country, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday after the first IOC Executive Board meeting post-Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Bach said all athletes who competed in Tokyo […]

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Tokyo Olympians elect four new members to IOC Athletes’ Commission

Pau Gasol, Maja Włoszczowska, Federica Pellegrini and Yuki Ota have been elected to the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, for a term ending at the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. The newly elected members join the Commission to represent the athlete voice within the Olympic Movement. More than 6,800 athletes voted in the […]

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IOC Young Leaders Program and Panasonic Extend Partnership

The International Olympic Committee’s Young Leaders Program will continue through 2024 with sponsorship from Panasonic, which will support different initiatives to equip those in the program with the skills and tools they need to enhance their projects. Panasonic’s collaboration with the IOC on the Young Leaders Program underlines both organisations’ commitment to youth engagement and […]

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