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IOC feels disappointed

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was disappointed the Austrian state of Tyrol voted against Innsbruck's bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Preliminary results of a referendum showed Sunday that 53.35 percent of Tyrol residents opposed the bid. An IOC spokesman said it would have liked to continue its preliminary talks with Innsbruck, which is the state capital of Tyrol.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/10/16 23:03:40

Japan eyes 30 gold haul at Tokyo 2020

A senior Japanese Olympic official has called on the host country's athletes to win a national-record 30 gold medals at the 2020 Summer Games, local media reported Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/10/13 23:03:39

Beijing Winter Olympics high-speed train design unveiled

The design of the trains that will run on a new high-speed railway line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou, co-hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics, was unveiled in Beijing Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/10/10 14:10:27

Tensions cast doubt over 2018 Olympics

Olympic Games organizers sought on Friday to ease French concerns about next year's winter Games in South Korea, saying the safety of athletes was their priority and nations in the region had no doubts that the event would go ahead.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/9/22 23:38:39

Ingmar De Vos elected IOC member

The President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), Ingmar De Vos, was elected on Friday a member of the International Olympic Committee.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/16 18:09:21

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts

Paris and Los Angeles celebrated their coronation as host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games on Wednesday, delivering a jolt of good news for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as it battles escalating corruption allegations.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/14 23:03:39

IOC awards Paris 2024, LA 2028

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as the Summer Olympics host cities for 2024 and 2028 respectively, through a vote by a show of hands on Wednesday in Lima, Peru.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/14 6:34:29

IOC Evaluation Commission confirms LA's readiness to host 2028 Olympic Games

Los Angeles' plans and readiness for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been reviewed and confirmed by the International Olympic Committee(IOC) Evaluation Commission, said LA 2028, Los Angeles' Olympic organizing committee, on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/9/12 7:54:40

IPC elects new president

Andrew Parsons of Brazil was elected new president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) at the body's general assembly in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/9 0:13:39

Fitting end

Performers dance at the closing ceremony of the 13th Chinese National Games in Tianjin on Friday. More than 12,000 athletes competed in the 12-day event, dubbed as China’s mini-Olympic Games. During the quadrennial sporting event, four world records, three Asian marks, 11 national and three national junior records were smashed in shooting, weightlifting, cycling, athletics and swimming. Photo: Cui Meng/GT
Soure:Global Times: 2017/9/8 23:48:39

Rio police target Olympics graft

Rio de Janeiro police launched raids on Tuesday against “an international corruption scheme” accused of bribing the IOC to vote for the city’s bid to host last year’s Olympic Games.
Soure:AFP: 2017/9/5 23:38:39

China to revise regulation for better Olympic symbol protection

The Chinese government is seeking public consultation on a draft revision to the regulation protecting rights to the Olympic symbol.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/8/29 17:26:43

China to make sure 2022 Winter Olympic Games great success: President Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that China will fully honor its commitment to host "a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent" 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/8/28 10:38:16

IOC president praises preparations for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

IOC president Thomas Bach spoke highly of Beijing's preparation for the Olympic Winter Games 2022, while also praising the innovative concept of allowing all people to participate in sports adapted by the 13th Chinese National Games during his visit in Beijing on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/8/26 21:38:28

Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russia switch

Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/8/18 23:33:39

Tokyo mascot designs

A total of 2,042 mascot designs have been received for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a competition launched earlier this month invited Japanese residents to submit their proposals, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said Tuesday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/8/15 22:33:40

LA City Council approves contracts with IOC to host 2028 Olympics

The Los Angeles Council voted Friday morning in a special meeting by 12-0, approving the contracts signed by the city government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/8/12 7:41:30

Why the dual 2024/2028 Olympic award signals challenges ahead for the IOC

The simultaneous awarding of the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles was met with cheers in each of the respective host countries. This is an understandable reaction, and both cities should indeed be commended for their willingness to pursue Olympic bids in a cooperative manner. But the surface-level rosiness of the reaction to Monday's announcement belies a set of serious challenges ahead for the international Olympic movement that cannot be ignored.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/8/3 8:15:23