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Tokyo hit by new stadium cost fears

Already under fire over soaring expenses, ­Tokyo's 2020 Olympic organizers on Friday sought to downplay fears that further ballooning costs could hit the trouble-cursed main stadium.
Soure:AFP: 2017/3/11 0:08:40

Budapest withdraws 2024 Games bid

Budapest ended its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Wednesday, citing a lack of unity after a political movement opposing the move collected more than a quarter of a million signatures to force a referendum on the issue.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/3/2 0:18:39

IOC pleased with Beijing's preparations for 2022 Winter Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission officials spoke highly of Beijing's preparations and strong marketing program for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games here on Tuesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/28 22:39:11

Officials confident of marketing program for Beijing 2022

After the marketing program for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) was officially launched by the organizers here on Monday, the officials from International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Beijing 2022 organizing committee showed their confidence in the program.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/27 23:30:15

China gearing up for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

When Chinese cross-country skier Man Dandan grabbed the country's first gold medal at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan on Feb. 20, winter sports fans nationwide were thrilled.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/25 14:59:54

Hungary withdraws candidacy from 2024 Olympic Games

The logo for Olympics 2024 bid is seen at a promotional spot on the bank of the Danube with the Hungarian Parliament in the background in Budapest, Hungary on Feb. 23, 2017. The Hungarian government announced a decision Wednesday evening on a proposal to withdraw the candidacy from the 2024 Olympic Games in Budapest, addressed to both the Budapest City Hall and the National Olympic Committee, according to the Hungarian news agency MTI.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/24 9:43:35

Hungarians divided over Games

Hungarians displayed a mixture of disappointment and relief on Thursday after the government ended Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in the face of growing popular opposition.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/2/23 23:48:39

Hungary withdraws candidacy from the 2024 Olympic Games

The Hungarian government announced a decision Wednesday evening on a proposal to withdraw the candidacy from the 2024 Olympic Games in Budapest, addressed to both the Budapest City Hall and the National Olympic Committee, according to the Hungarian news agency MTI.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/23 7:49:31

2020 costs ‘spiraling’

Tokyo's governor has warned that the bill for the city's 2020 Games could yet spiral out of control despite exhaustive efforts to rein in runaway costs.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/23 0:18:39

OCA backs dual host city awards

Asia’s most powerful sports official has given tentative support to the notion that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should award the host cities for both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games later this year, an idea which appears to be gaining momentum.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/21 23:43:39

2018 Games chief has no doubts about Samsung commitment

South Korean conglomerate Samsung Group will make good on its sponsorship promises to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games despite being caught up in a corruption scandal that saw its chief arrested last week, ­Pyeongchang chief Lee Hee-beom said Tuesday.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/2/21 23:43:39

Funding appeals denied

UK Sport chiefs have rejected funding application appeals by seven sports that hoped for a cash boost ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/20 23:13:39

Admit women or lose Tokyo Games golf, IOC tells club

The club scheduled to host the golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games must allow women to have full membership or organizers will have to find another venue, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates told Reuters on Monday.
Soure:Reuters: 2017/2/20 23:08:40

Chances are shrinking for Budapest's bid for 2024 Olympic Games

The chances of Hungary to host the 2024 Olympic games have seriously diminished due to a domestic anti-Olympic petition, according to Budapest's bidding committee for the 2024 Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/19 9:53:56

China sends 236-strong delegation to Asian Winter Games

China has named a 236-strong delegation for the 8th Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, which will run from Feb. 19-26.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/14 10:53:40

China sends 236 athletes to compete in all sports at Asian Winter Games

China on Friday announced a 236-strong delegation for the 8th Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, which will run from Feb. 19-26.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/11 7:33:25

2018 PyeongChang Olympic torch, torchbearer uniform unveiled

PyeongChang 2018 celebrated its One-Year-to-Go countdown by unveiling its Olympic torch and torchbearer uniform at a ceremony in Gangneung on Thursday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/10 9:51:57

Pyeongchang marks 1-year countdown to Games

Winter Olympic Games organizers cheered unexpectedly brisk demand as ticket applications opened Thursday, exactly one year before Pyeongchang 2018's official start in South Korea.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/9 23:03:39