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Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, meets with people from the Sinagpore National Olympic Committee. (Photo: Caroline Chia/SNOC)

IOC May Hold ‘Virtual Sports Festival’ in Singapore in 2023

The International Olympic Committee may have a Virtual Sports Festival in 2023 with Singapore as the host, the latest dip into the esports world that has been hinted at by the world governing body. IOC President Thomas Bach hinted that Singapore would host during a visit on Thursday to the country, telling those at a […]

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IOC Announces Passing of Member Alex Gilady

The International Olympic Committee has announced the passing of Alex Gilady, who first became involved with the Olympic movement as a broadcaster for NBC and whose relationship with the Games first started in 1968 as a television commentator. Gilady was Head of Sports (1975), Special Operations (1977), Vice President (1981-1996) and Senior Vice President of […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   OLYMPIC SPORTS: World Games Still On in China But Some Withdraw Posted: […]

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Deloitte Signs as Global Olympic and Paralympic Partner

The International Olympic Committee and Deloitte have signed a 10-year, five-Games partnership through 2032. Under terms of the deal, Deloitte will serve as a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner for the Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, Los Angeles 2028, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2030 and Brisbane 2032. As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, Deloitte […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on February 20. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Thomas Bach to Attend 2022 World Games in Birmingham

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will attend The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, organizers confirmed this week. Bach plans to attend the Opening Ceremony on July 7 at Protective Stadium, which opened last year, as well as several of the sports competitions during his stay in Birmingham. “We’re very honored that the President of […]

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Workers deliver a cart loaded with equipment to a commercial plaza at the Winter Olympic Village in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

The Latest on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Welcome to the latest from SportsTravel on the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games from Beijing. The Olympics have returned to Beijing less than 14 years after it hosted the 2008 Summer Games, making this year’s host city the first to be the site for both the Winter and Summer Games. Beijing was awarded this […]

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Day 3 of the IOC Executive Board meeting is held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Countdown to Beijing 2022: Boycotts, Criticism and Problem Childs

With less than 60 days before the Opening Ceremony on February 4, the International Olympic Committee would clearly love for the attention to be focused on athletes heading into the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. The chances of that are slim, though, with recent worldwide focus on the Chinese government’s conduct ahead of […]

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Skateboarding, Climbing, Surfing Highlight LA28 Sports Program

Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been added to the list of 28 sports to be included in the Initial Sports Program for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles ahead of what is expected to be official confirmation at the next International Olympic Committee session in February 2022. IOC President Thomas Bach noted the […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach chairs the Executive Board meeting held in Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

IOC President Says U.S. Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics ‘a Purely Political Decision’

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said diplomatic boycotts by the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom ahead of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing “is a purely political decision for each government” and the IOC will continue to be apolitical. The United Kingdom and Australia have joined the U.S. […]

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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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