Beijing 2022 Playbooks

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. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

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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A New Perspective as an Olympic Streak Ends

It has been a great honor to have attended every Olympic Games since the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics as either a volunteer or researcher. Tokyo 2020 was to be my 20th consecutive Games until COVID-19. I was obviously devastated to be cut from the accredited list in June, but what I’ve learned is golden. As […]

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils 5G Spectator Viewing Experiences

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games is partnering with Intel to showcase 5G technology with enhanced sports viewing experiences at three separate competition venues during the Games, which start on July 23 with the Opening Ceremony. The new viewing experiences will allow spectators to enjoy events with ultra-high resolution […]

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Tokyo 2020 last year revealed the designs for tickets that would be used at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Each ticket features a sport and venue pictogram as well as the Tokyo 2020 emblem. The Games were delayed until 2021 and now, foreign fans will not be allowed to attend.

2021 Olympics Spectators Told No Cheering, Yelling or Whistling

Japanese spectators at the Olympic Summer Games will be asked to root with “passion from your heart” as opposed to cheering, yelling, whistling or high-fiving, according to a new guideline document issued to potential fans. The 18-page document was issued after the organizing committee on Monday announced it will allow up to 50 percent capacity […]

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