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Brisbane to Host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games

Brisbane, Australia, will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, a move that was expected for weeks after the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board forwarded the Queensland coastal city as the only candidate for the event. The formal vote came at the IOC Session in advance of the Tokyo Games. Brisbane will become the […]

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Simone Biles and the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team arrive for the Tokyo Olympic Summer Games at Narita International Airport July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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Positive Tests Begin Testing Olympics Plan

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said last week there was “zero” risk of athletes passing on the virus to Japanese or other residents of the Olympic Village in Tokyo. And like many of the other proclamations by the IOC or Tokyo Olympic organizers registering a “just trust us” vibe, those declarations are being tested […]

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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.   BASEBALL: Yankees-Red Sox Game Postponed by COVID Issues in New York; Outbreak […]

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Olympics Fan Festival Scrapped in Tokyo

One of the largest fan-engagement opportunities at the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo has been scrapped, the latest casualty from the coronavirus pandemic that continues to impact the Games with just over a week to go before the Opening Ceremony. Tokyo Waterfront City was to connect several of the venues that will host competition along […]

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2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans

Two weeks after saying it would allow local fans to attend the Olympic Summer Games, organizers are about to backtrack officially on the policy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout Japan. Japan’s Asahi newspaper, citing multiple government sources, reported Tuesday the Opening Ceremony at the 68,000-seat National Stadium is likely to be limited to […]

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The Brisbane bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games includes a cluster of venues in the city's downtown.

Brisbane, Australia, Poised to Host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games

Brisbane, Australia, moved one step closer to hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games as the International Olympic Committee Executive Committee put forward the city as the only candidate to host the event when the full IOC votes in July. The move was the result of a new bidding process that has tried to […]

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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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