Featured Story

Budapest, L.A., Paris Confident In 2024 Olympic Budgets

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

Budapest, L.A. and Paris have "expressed confidence in their ability to control costs" as they prepare for the final phase of bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, "unworried by steep overruns at next host Tokyo," according to Chris Gallagher of REUTERS. Top officials from the 2024 candidate cities,...

Read More

Tags: Olympics, Asia

More Stories

06/30/16
Rio Withdrawals 'Not An Embarrassment'

Rory McIlroy "believes the spate of withdrawals from this summer's Olympics is not embarrassing for golf" because the Games do not represent the "pinnacle" of the sport, according to the London TELEGRAPH. McIlroy, who is due to marry fiancee Erica Stoll next year, "opted out of representing Ireland ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/29/16
Brazil To Prepare Citizens For Terrorism

Brazilians' relaxed attitude to external threats "is alarming the country’s authorities, who are concerned that this year’s Olympic Games could attract not only the world’s leading athletes to Rio de Janeiro but its terrorists too," according to Joe Leahy of the FINANCIAL TIMES.&nb ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/29/16
Olympic Notes

World No. 1 Jason Day and Irish golfer Shane Lowry "have withdrawn from the Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus ." Australian 28-year-old Day said while the risk is small, it is not one he is willing to take because of "potential risks to my wife's future pregnancies." Day "is the ...

Tags: Olympics

06/28/16
Rio Mayor Delivers Cycling Arena

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes "handed a still not entirely finished cycling arena to organizers on Sunday, inaugurating the last major installation in the Olympic Park just over a month before the summer games begin," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. Organizing committee representativ ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/28/16
UK Sport Announces Funding Boost

UK Sport announced an uplift to funding for winter sports as it prepares for the PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Games in '18. The funding boost includes an overall increase in funding for winter sports of over £600,000 ($792,000). The funding increase will protect and enhance medal potenti ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

06/27/16
WADA Suspends Rio Drug-Testing Lab

Doping samples taken at the Rio Olympics "will not be tested in the host city following an extraordinary suspension of the laboratory's accreditation," according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The facility that was set to be in overdrive through August -- analyzing samples from the b ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/27/16
Maister: Golf Faces Cut If Stars Stay Away

New Zealand IOC member Barry Maister said that "any sport that cannot deliver its best athletes to the Olympics should not be there," according to Marc Hinton of STUFF. Maister said that "golf does not deserve its place" in the Games "if there is a mass no-show from its leading players at Rio." Alre ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/27/16
Tokyo Officials Scrap Rio Olympics Trips

Tokyo officials "scrapped plans to attend the Rio Olympics in a bid to cut spending after a financial scandal cost the city governor his job," according to the AFP. The decision "comes just days after Yoichi Masuzoe resigned for spending public money on lavish hotels and spa trips, the latest embarr ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil, Japan

06/24/16
Kuwait Files $1B Lawsuit Against IOC

Kuwait filed a lawsuit in a Swiss court seeking $1B in damages from the IOC "over the suspension of its Olympic committee," according to the BBC. The IOC and FIFA suspended Kuwait in October "citing domestic laws that permit government interference in sports." But Kuwait said that "the IOC ban was i ...

Tags: Olympics, Middle East

06/24/16
Olympic Notes

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee welcomed Nissin Foods Holdings Co. Ltd. as a Tokyo 2020 official partner, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship program. The company has been attributed the category "Packaged Noodles and Pas ...

Tags: Olympics

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug