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Tokyo faces Olympic hotel shortage

Tokyo is facing a shortage of accommodation when ­Olympic fans pour into the Japanese capital for next year's Games so officials are looking offshore - to moored cruise ships operating as floating hotels.
Soure:AFP: 2019/7/18 16:53:42

S.Korean short-track speed skater in sexual harassment incident

A South Korean Olympic short-track medalist sexually harassed another male Games podium-finisher, officials said Tuesday - prompting them to suspend the entire team.
Soure:AFP: 2019/6/25 19:53:41

New IOC headquarters "Olympic House" inaugurated on Olympic Day

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially inaugurated its new headquarters "Olympic House" on Sunday as part of the celebrations of Olympic Day and ahead of the IOC Session to be held in Lausanne from 24 to 26 June.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/6/24 1:12:21

IOC inaugurates new headquarters

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) inaugurated its new headquarters in Lausanne on Sunday, the 125th anniversary of the organization which is preparing to select the host city for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Soure:Reuters: 2019/6/23 19:08:39

IOC announces 37 refugee athlete scholarship-holders for Tokyo Olympics participation

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday released the list of refugee athlete scholarship-holders who are aiming to be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic team Tokyo 2020, according to the IOC website.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/6/21 11:06:59

Swim star retires at 22 after missing doping tests

Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte announced her retirement on Wednesday at the age of 22 after missing three doping tests, ending a career in which she became Olympic and world champion.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/22 19:23:42

IOC sees scope for more Tokyo 2020 budget cuts

Tokyo 2020 can make further reductions to its budget, a top Olympic official said Tuesday, despite some sports associations voicing concerns that cost-cutting could harm the running of the Games.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/21 19:08:42

Beijing 2022 celebrates '1000-Day-to-Go' countdown

Over 10 years since the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing's iconic Olympic Park was under the spotlight again Friday evening as the '1000-Day-to-Go' countdown ceremony got under way to mark the milestone of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/5/10 22:29:52

Application period for Tokyo 2020 ticket lottery begins for Japan residents

The first tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics went on sale on Thursday, with Japanese residents able to enter a lottery to watch the sport of their choice.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/9 18:08:41

China eye more short track gold medals in Beijing Winter Olympics

The Chinese short track speed skating team vowed to win more gold medals at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games as skaters started their training for the new season.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/5/9 15:10:34

IOC president Bach raises Brisbane as it mulls 2032 bid

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach praised Brisbane Monday as the Australian city considers a bid to host the 2032 Summer Games, saying he was “impressed” by its early planning.
Soure:AFP: 2019/5/6 19:23:41

China's National Winter Games torch relay starts

The 14th Chinese National Winter Games torch relay started on Wednesday in Ulanhot, in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/5/1 20:36:05

Chinese table tennis chief sees World Championships as great test for Olympics

Chinese table tennis chief Liu Guoliang said here Friday that the World Championships to curtain up soon is a great test for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/4/20 16:52:41

China to send 89 athletes for Asian Athletics Championships

China will send a team of 89 athletes for the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships slated for April 21 to 24 in Doha, Qatar, comprising 46 male and 43 female.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/4/19 18:27:08

Tokyo pushes ahead

Walking around the site of the New National Stadium in Tokyo, there's little noise to indicate the stadium is under construction.
Soure:Global Times: 2019/4/18 19:58:04

Tokyo 2020 marathons to beat the deadly heat with 6 am start

The 2020 Olympic marathons will start at 6:00 am, organizers confirmed Tuesday, after doctors warned a traditional mid-morning start could lead to deadly medical emergencies in Tokyo's stifling summer heat.
Soure:AFP: 2019/4/16 19:48:42

Sun Yang hopes to keep top form for 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games

Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang said that he still maintained top form to compete at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in an interview after the signing ceremony of automobile services' official partners of the 19th Asian Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/4/14 17:13:36

World news agencies visit 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic sites

Representatives from major world news agencies are visiting Beijing for a first look at some of the facilities to be used at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2019/4/9 13:52:06