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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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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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The 2021 Paralympic Games will have considerably more coverage on television in the United States and around the world compared to the last Summer Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Paralympians Get TV Spotlight of Their Own

For years, the Paralympic Games has been one of the pinnacle events for the adaptive sport world, regardless of whether or not it received anything similar to the attention and coverage that the Olympic Games receives on a bi-annual basis. This year the tide is starting to turn as more than ever before, Paralympians will […]

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Chuck Aoki and Melissa Stockwell Named as Paralympic Flag Bearers

Wheelchair rugby player Chuck Aoki, a two-time Paralympic medalist, and paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympic bronze medalist, will serve as the Team USA flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Summer Games. The ceremony, which will be held August 24 at Tokyo Stadium, will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 7:00 a.m. to […]

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Spectators Banned from Tokyo Paralympic Games

In a move that has been expected for weeks, spectators will be mostly banned from the upcoming Paralympic Summer Games, with an exception being made for school groups to attend events in limited numbers. The International Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and local and regional governments made the announcement, which comes just over […]

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IPC President Confident Paralympics Can be Held Safely

With 10 days left until the start of the Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, the head of the International Paralympic Committee said he is confident the event will be held safely after seeing the results from the recently concluded Olympic Games. IPC President Andrew Parsons said the Olympic Games proved that events can be held […]

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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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10,000 Volunteers Withdrawing The Latest of Tokyo’s Olympic Problems

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for July’s rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games tried to draw attention to Thursday’s unveiling of items that will be used at the medal ceremonies in Japan with everything from the podiums, costumes worn by medal tray bears and the trays themselves. Among the questions that could be raised at this […]

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach delivers an opening speech at a meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo on May 19, 2021, while Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee President Seiko Hashimoto listens. Bach, Hashimoto, Japanese Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa and Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike attended a three-day meeting. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Pool Photo via AP)

IOC Organizers Continue Olympic Planning No Matter The Criticism Within Tokyo

In a week that has seen 83 percent of polled Japanese citizens oppose the Olympic Summer Games and the 6,000-member Tokyo Medical Practitioners’ Association call for the Games to be canceled, one of the International Olympic Committee’s most senior members sent the clearest possible response: The Games will go on, no matter what. “Our objective […]

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Melissa Stockwell: Preparing for a Most Unusual Paralympics

Melissa Stockwell’s road to the Paralympics began in Iraq in 2004 when a roadside bomb took her leg, making her the first female American solider in history to lose a limb in active combat. After earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for her service, she turned her attention to the Paralympics, becoming the first […]

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