Salt Lake City Olympics
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)

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. 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 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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People wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 walk past a display showing a countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on August 18, 2021. Beijing's top official is reiterating the need for strict anti-coronavirus measures at the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

USOPC Trying to Stay Apolitical Ahead of Beijing 2022

Athletic competition itself was not the focus of a press conference by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Tuesday morning as questions focused on Beijing, the host of the upcoming 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and how the Games have become a flashpoint for the various geopolitical issues surrounding China. “We encourage our athletes […]

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USOPC Talks Vaccine Mandate for Olympians, Salt Lake Winter Games Bid

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officially announced it will mandate full vaccination for athletes, staff and anyone using USOPC training facilities by November 1 ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. USOPC Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland made the announcement on Friday morning after the organization’s board meeting, two days after […]

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Leaders of the USOPC address the media in Tokyo in advance of the Olympic Summer Games. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

USOPC Says Focus on Safety as Games Begin

Hours before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said their primary focus was the safety and security of the 613 athletes that will represent Team USA, while acknowledging the extreme logistical hurdles in getting the team to Tokyo and prepared to compete. USOPC […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach tours the National Stadium in Tokyo recently in preparation for the Olympic Summer Games. Photo: IOC

Tokyo Organizers Confirm Fans Will Be Allowed at Olympics

One of the last remaining logistical hurdles for organizing the Olympic Summer Games has been settled: Japanese spectators will be allowed to attend. With 32 days to go until the Opening Ceremony on July 23, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, Tokyo 2020 and the governments of Tokyo and Japan announced June 21 […]

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100 Days Out, Olympians and Paralympians Coming to Terms with Restrictions

The Olympic Summer Games are 100 days out today, a milestone that at one point seemed like it might never get reached. But the Games are continuing, the torch relay is already underway (even if some stops have had to limit spectators after concerns over COVID-19 outbreaks) and athletes from around the world are preparing […]

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Hungary World Table Tennis Championships
Mima Ito and Hina Hayata of Japan play against Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu of China during their women's doubles final match of the World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 2019. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

Houston to Host Table Tennis World Championships in November 2021

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships, the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority has announced that it will host the event November 23–29, 2021, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It will be the first time the United States has hosted the tournament. The rescheduled event will […]

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USOPC Downplays 2022 Boycott Talk, Reveals Travel Plans for Tokyo

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee downplayed talk of a potential boycott of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing and reiterated their plans to keep athletes safe as they prepare to travel to Tokyo for the 2020 Games. In a wide-ranging press conference to kick off a three-day media summit, leaders of the USOPC […]

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Team USA Ready for Olympic Summer Games

Ever since the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo were postponed from 2020 to 2021, there has been a continual drumbeat of questions whether the Games would even still happen this year. Through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, sentiment among the Japanese public has risen against the Games because of skyrocketing costs and now, whether fans will […]

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