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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

Majority of LA residents support agreement of hosting 2028 Olympics: Survey

Public support for hosting the 2028 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles is overwhelming, even if it means waiting for eleven years, according to a survey published Tuesday by Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, California.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/8/2 7:30:11

Paris celebrates 2024 victory

Paris is celebrating outright victory in its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games despite cautionary rhetoric from French President Emmanuel Macron and bid leaders following a historic deal with Los Angeles.
Soure:AFP: 2017/8/1 23:13:39

Los Angeles declares candidature to host Olympic Games 2028

The Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee announced Monday it's candidature to host Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/8/1 6:58:30

Japan marks three years to Tokyo 2020 as issues linger

Japan on Monday marked three years before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with celebrations and fanfare - even as organizers struggle to contain soaring costs and restore credibility.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/24 23:38:39

LA, Paris to host next two Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday voted unanimously in support of awarding of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games on the same occasion.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/7/12 11:33:00

LA, Paris brief on bidding for 2024 Olympic Games

The two bidders for 2024 Olympic Games, Los Angeles and Paris, started their briefings and presentations before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday, both determined to host the sports gala for the third time in their history.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/7/12 0:17:18

Integrated IOC decision

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of awarding the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games at the same session in September, pending agreements with Paris and Los Angeles, the only candidates for 2024.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/7/11 23:55:31

China's Olympic champion Zhang Hong named candidate for IOC Athletes' Commission elections

China's Olympic skating champion has been named one of the six candidates to run for the IOC Athletes' Commission elections next year, the IOC announced here on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/7/11 13:18:21

Paris 2024 bid "absolutely delighted" with IOC Evaluation Commission report

The Paris 2024 bid committee said they felt "absolutely delighted" with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission's report published on Wednesday, more than two months ahead of the final vote for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games' host city.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/7/6 10:36:17

IOC publishes Evaluation Commission report on 2024 Olympics candidate cities

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday released a report by its Evaluation Commission on Los Angeles and Paris, two candidate cities for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/7/6 10:14:10

Moon wants IOC to bring NK to Olympics

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the International ­Olympic Committee (IOC) to help North Korea participate in next year's Winter Games, saying it would contribute to regional and world peace.
Soure:AFP: 2017/7/3 23:48:39

China, IOC eye stronger cooperation in build-up to 2022 Winter Olympics

China and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have expressed their willingness to bolster cooperation in the build-up to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/7/2 18:06:25

Three US major professional sports leagues add support to LA's bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Three of major professional sports leagues in the United States voiced Sunday their support for Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games while the race between Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games is entering the home stretch.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/6/26 10:43:25

North Korea to discuss co-hosting 2018 Games

A North Korean official said Friday he will discuss the idea of co-hosting South Korea's 2018 Winter Games with Olympic chief Thomas Bach, as Seoul denied suggesting such a move.
Soure:AFP: 2017/6/24 0:43:03

Tokyo organizers fear traffic crisis

Tokyo Olympic organizers have warned of a potential transport crisis during the 2020 Summer Games after a decision to move the world's largest fish market was finalized, local media reported Wednesday.
Soure:AFP: 2017/6/21 23:13:39

Zhang Haidi nominated for IPC president

The head of China's National Paralympic Committee Zhang Haidi has been named one of the four candidates vying to succeed Philip Craven as President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/6/20 11:04:33