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The Latest on the Olympics and Paralympic Games

Get the latest news on the Olympic and Paralympic Games here from the editors of SportsTravel, who were in Tokyo and now are reporting from back home as the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing approach. Beijing 2022 Stops Ticket Sales, Allows Limited Number of Spectators Select and limited groups of Chinese spectators […]

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Sapporo Reworking 2030 Winter Games Bid

Less than six months after it hosted a delayed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games without any fans, Japan may somewhat unexpectedly be getting back into the business of hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events. A committee in Sapporo is expected to release a revised bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, […]

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IOC Opens Up Official Olympic Shop

The International Olympic Committee will give fans the chance to buy Olympic-branded merchandise for the first time without going to the Games, opening The Olympic Shop in collaboration with Fanatics as Paris 2024 marks its 1,000-day countdown to the opening of the next Olympic Summer Games. Fans will be able to purchase official Olympic and […]

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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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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović announced as Chair of IOC Future Host Commission

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the former president of the Republic of Croatia, has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee as chair of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad. An IOC member since 2020, Grabar-Kitarović will lead the commission starting immediately. The commission is charged with working with candidate hosts to determine future […]

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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 Olympic Bid Delegation to visit IOC in November

A delegation from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will travel in November to meet with the International Olympic Committee and talk over Salt Lake City’s bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in either 2030 or 2034. A small delegation will head to Lausanne on […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo helps raise the Olympic flag outside Town Hall on August 9, 2021 during an event to mark the arrival of the flag. Sunday's Closing Ceremony brought the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to a close and gave a spectacular glimpse of what's to come at the 2024 Paris Olympics. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)

Paris Celebrates Arrival of Olympic Flag

The Olympic flag arrived in Paris on Monday with the city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, showcasing it at city hall with a celebration event at Trocadero square, near the Eiffel Tower, welcoming home French medalists from the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games that concluded on Sunday in Tokyo. Hidalgo formally received the flag Sunday during the […]

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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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