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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

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