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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had Continue Reading

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Sports World Reacts to Olympic Postponement

As the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games have been postponed to 2021, sports-event organizations around the United States and the world have been reacting to the news. Here is a sample of their reactions. United States National Governing Bodies USA Archery While we saw this news coming through evolvements Continue Reading

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Tim Mapes, the Delta chief marketing and communications officer, announces that the airline will be a sponsor of LA2028 during an event on March 2 at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

Delta Makes LA28 Sponsorship Official

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles has its first major sponsorship agreement, as Delta Airlines announced an eight-year partnership beginning in 2021 that makes it the inaugural founding partner of LA28 along with a supporter for the United States Olympic and Parlaympic teams. The announcement was made at an event at Griffith Observatory Continue Reading

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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 City Organizes Olympic Bid Committee

Having hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games once before, Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have formed a joint committee “in preparation for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.” Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall jointly named members to the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games. Continue Reading

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Tokyo 2020 Volleyball Complex Holds Grand Opening

The site for volleyball and wheelchair basketball in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has been officially inaugurated by Tokyo officials in a ceremony that blended sports and entertainment at the Ariake Arena. The arena seats 15,000 and is one of the last permanent venues that was opened to the public, with the aquatic Continue Reading

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IOC President Thomas Bach during the 135th IOC Session
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Gangwon Province Awarded 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games

The Winter Youth Olympic Games, which opened in Switzerland this week, will head to Asia for the first time in 2024 as Gangwon Province, South Korea, was awarded host duties by the International Olympic Committe. Gangwon Province is home to Pyeongchang, which hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 2018. The Winter Youth Olympic Games in Continue Reading

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USA Gymnastics Senior Pan Am Qualifier Heading to Utah

Utah Valley University will host a Senior Pan American Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline in May that will also be the final Olympic qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The Senior Pan Am championships is held annually and typically, athletes from North, Central and South America compete for titles, Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games Program Includes Breaking

Five new sports will be on the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games program, including four that will then be part of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games program for the first time. Breaking, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding will debut in 2022 in Dakar ahead of their official Olympic debut at Paris 2024. Karate will also Continue Reading

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Airbnb Becomes Olympic and Paralympic Partner

Airbnb has signed sponsorship agreements with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee through 2028, a move aimed at offering alternative housing options around the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The deal with the IOC includes accommodation provisions that are expected to reduce costs for Olympic Games organizers and stakeholders, minimize the need for Continue Reading

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