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Russian Eligibility, Salt Lake’s 2030 Olympic Bid Addressed by USOPC

United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Board Chair Susanne Lyons said the organization would support having Russian and Belarussian athletes participate at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris if an agreement could be made within the Olympic movement on the athletes being strictly neutral following Friday’s Olympic Summit in Switzerland. The summit, held at IOC […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the final day of Executive Board meetings. Photo by IOC/Christophe Moratal

IOC Says No Deadline on Russian Ban But Federations Hint at Deliberations

The looming decision for the International Olympic Committee about allowing Russian and Belarussian athletes back into international competition comes without a set deadline, IOC President Thomas Bach has said, but many international federations are already grappling with a decision as the war in Ukraine rages on. The International Judo Federation Executive Committee has banned Russian […]

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United States Olympic Winter Games bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor Elected to USOPC Board of Directors

Elana Meyers Taylor, a four-time Olympian and five-time medal winner, has been elected by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council to serve as an athlete representative to the USOPC Board of Directors. The USOPC AAC, which serves as the representative group and voice of active Team USA athletes, is responsible for […]

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During his trip to the United States this week, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center, met with the outgoing USOPC Board Chair Susanne Lyons, right, and incoming Board Chair Gene Sykes, left. Photo via IOC

Bach Around America: IOC Leader visits LA28, World Athletics Championships, World Games

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has been around the United States over the past week in a series of meetings with national and international stakeholders as the IOC detailed on Tuesday. In the past week, Bach has visited New York City; Birmingham, Alabama; Eugene, Oregon; and Los Angeles, where on Monday organizers for LA28 […]

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Gene Sykes Voted Board Chair of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Gene Sykes, who helped bring the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games to Los Angeles, will be the next chair of the board of directors for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee effective December 31, 2022, the organization announced on Friday evening. The vote took place during a special session of the USOPC’s 17-person […]

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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

2034 Winter Games Bid More Likely for Salt Lake City, Says USOPC

Salt Lake City’s hopes for another Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be delayed to 2034, the chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hinted this week, because of a mix of commercial and political reasons beyond the bid group’s control. Susanne Lyons told The Associated Press on Thursday “if we have a preference, […]

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The Olympic rings glow during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Sapporo Establishes Committee as Part of 2030 Olympic Bid

One of the prime contenders to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has taken another step forward in its candidacy as the city of Sapporo, Japan, and the Japanese Olympic Committee announced it will establish the Hokkaido-Sapporo 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Promotion Committee. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto revealed the plans last week. Akimoto […]

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How Utah Capitalized on Beijing’s Olympic Spectator Ban

When Beijing’s organizers decided to ban foreign spectators from attending the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, it shone an even brighter spotlight on a previous host — with many hoping that it can repeat those hosting duties in the future. Families have descended for watch parties every night in Park City, Utah, where the […]

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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

USOPC Making Progress on Potential 2030 Olympic Winter Games Bid

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee says it will work with the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games to work toward a potential 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid. The USOPC board approved a resolution saying it will continue work on the feasibility of a 2030 bid during its meeting this week […]

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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 City Olympic Bid Organizers Meet With IOC Future Host Commission

Executives from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games said Monday that “really good progress” is being made on a decision whether to bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2030 or 2034 after meeting virtually with International Olympic Committee staff including President Thomas Bach. “The IOC recognizes that’s really a decision […]

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