12:03 pm August 1, 2015 | No Comment
Efforts to improve the water quality for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics are ongoing, Games organizers said on Saturday, adding the welfare of the athletes was a top priority after reports of severe pollution off the shores of the Brazilian metropolis.
7:51 pm July 31, 2015 | No Comment
Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun heralded “a remarkable day for Beijing and for the Olympic movement” on Friday after the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Games.
12:00 pm July 30, 2015 | No Comment
Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to derail Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping their protests and petitions can thwart what appears to be almost certain victory for the Chinese capital.
3:48 pm July 29, 2015 | No Comment
Tokyo 2020 Games chief Yoshiro Mori has formally apologized to the International Olympic Committee after plans for the city's new Olympic stadium were scrapped earlier this month over ballooning costs.
7:50 pm July 28, 2015 | No Comment
The firm of architects whose design for Japan's new Olympic stadium was scrapped said the ballooning costs that doomed their plan were due partly to an uncompetitive selection of contractors and that warnings about this were ignored.
11:14 am July 17, 2015 | No Comment
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised on Friday to announce plans to revise the design of a controversial national stadium, the centerpiece of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, media reports said, after sky-rocketing costs sparked public outrage.
9:01 pm July 6, 2015 | No Comment
Poorly attended news conferences, a meager global social media footprint and lack of much obvious enthusiasm on the ground; Beijing looks like an improbable front-runner to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
2:39 pm June 29, 2015 | No Comment
Japan's trouble-plagued new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympics, will cost more than $2 billion to build, nearly twice the original estimate, and be completed two months later than first thought, officials said on Monday.
11:11 am June 24, 2015 | No Comment
Brazil plans to deploy around 60,000 security forces for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a source familiar with the preparations said on Tuesday, bolstering security amid fears of a spike in violence in the picturesque city.
5:59 pm June 23, 2015 | No Comment
Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capital for the first time in a century.
6:03 pm June 9, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesia scooped more gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games held in Singapore this week, after the Indonesian judo team won their sporting division overall and veteran Indonesian rider Larasati Gading clinched gold in the individual dressage event.
3:45 pm June 9, 2015 | No Comment
Japan's sports minister promised on Tuesday that Tokyo's new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, will be completed on time and blamed a "lack of clear responsibility" for the structure's raft of woes.
5:29 pm June 5, 2015 | No Comment
The 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia will have an uncharacteristically frosty feel for the tropical participants after ice skating and ice hockey were added to the biennial multi-sport event for the first time.
2:02 pm June 2, 2015 | No Comment
Beijing. China has assured the International Olympic Committee of its respect for human rights as part of its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, an Olympic panel said on Monday, prompting anger from Tibetan groups. The Olympic Evaluation Commission said in a report that China had provided “written assurances” of its commitment to press […]
11:38 am May 19, 2015 | No Comment
Officials from the Indonesian Olympic Committee, or KOI, departed for Tehran on Tuesday to attend the Olympic Council of Asia's executive board meeting.
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