Featured Story

Salt Lake City Forms Exploratory Olympic Committee To Bid On '26 Or '30 Winter Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 17 / 17

A group of business, community and elected state leaders from Utah yesterday announced the "formation of an official Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee (OEC), a likely step toward launching a bid for a second Olympics in Utah" -- in either '26 or '30, according to a front-page piece by Kamrani...

Read More

Tags: Olympics

More Stories

Could Edmonton Join Calgary's Olympic Bid?

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said that sharing the '26 Winter Games with Calgary "makes sense to spread the cost and benefit," but that Calgary has "turned down Edmonton's offer to help" with the bid, according to Annalise Klingbeil of the CALGARY SUN. Iveson believes a single-city hosting the Gam ...

Tags: Olympics

Hosting '26 Games Would Cost Calgary $2B

The Calgary City Council yesterday learned that hosting the '26 Winter Games would require more than $2B (all figures C) in public funding and "risks running a massive operating deficit," according to a front-page piece by Annalise Klingbeil of the CALGARY HERALD. The Calgary Bid Exploration Co ...

Tags: Olympics

New Name For U.S. Skiing, Snowboarding Teams

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association is "rebranding to unify the diverse array of sports it oversees and present a single identity to sponsors, fans & donors," according to Ben Fischer of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The organization will now go by U.S. Ski & Snowboard and has "introduced a s ...

Tags: Olympics

Big L.A. Sports Entities Donate To Olympic Bid

Lakers President Jeanie Buss , the Clippers, Dodgers, Live Nation and a host of other big players in the L.A. sports and entertainment scene all helped the LA 2024 movment get off the ground with $1M contributions, according to newly released tax filings. There were 29 different individuals or enti ...

Tags: Olympics, USOC

IOC Plans For L.A., Paris To Host Next Two Games

The IOC Exec Board on Friday endorsed a plan to give both Paris and L.A. the Olympics in the next decade, and IOC President Thomas Bach said he wants the two cities to agree on who goes first before a final IOC vote in September. The first stage of this radical departure from Olympic bidding protoco ...

Tags: Olympics

IOC Keeps Golf In Olympics Through At Least '24

The IOC announced Friday that all 28 sports from the Rio Games "will remain on" in '24, meaning golf will "return beyond its initial two Games guarantee," according to Ryan Herrington of GOLF DIGEST. Helping in the decision-making process was the "successful return of the sport to the Games last Aug ...

Tags: Olympics

Lack Of Buzz Surrounds PyeongChang Games

There is a "lack of local buzz" around the '18 PyeongChang Games, and concerns are "mounting about sluggish ticket sales and relations with menacing next-door neighbor North Korea," according to Thomas Maresca of USA TODAY. PyeongChang cannot be accused of "having the troubles of the last Olympic ho ...

Tags: Olympics

LA 2024 Willing To Host '28 Games

LA 2024 Chair Casey Wasserman yesterday issued a statement indicating a willingness to host the '28 Games instead of '24, two days before the IOC Exec Board meets to formally propose awarding both years’ Games simultaneously. Wasserman wrote, “To be blunt, LA 2024 has never been only abo ...

Tags: Olympics

LA 2024 Thinking Of Concessions If Bid Is Postponed

Though LA 2024 "continues to push" for hosting the '24 Games, it "seems bid leaders are compiling a list of concessions they could seek in return for taking" the '28 Games instead, according to David Wharton of the L.A. TIMES. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti "identified one wish-list item at a news co ...

Tags: Olympics

Report: Deal Close For Paris To Get '24 Games

The IOC is "progressing toward an agreement" that sees Paris host the '24 Games and L.A. host the '28 Games, according to sources cited by Matthew Futterman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Details still need to be ironed out, but sources said that officials from both bid groups "are conceptually lining ...

Tags: Olympics, IOC

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug