Featured Story

Ireland Sport Minister Questions Hickey's Refusal To Appear Before Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Ireland Minister for Sport Shane Ross questioned why the man at the center of the Olympic ticketing scandal "refused to appear before a powerful oversight committee," according to the PA. Ross said that it was "inconsistent" that former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey answered questi...

Read More

Tags: Europe, Olympics

More Stories

08/15/16
Rio Organizers To Drain Water Polo Pool

The water polo pool at the Rio de Janeiro aquatics center "will be drained completely" after it was revealed that an unauthorized dump of 80 liters of hydrogen peroxide was responsible for turning the two pools a murky green color in what has been described by organizers as "embarrassing," according ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/15/16
World Rugby CEO Confident In Rugby

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said that rugby is at the Olympics "to stay" and "it couldn't have happened without the Hong Kong Sevens," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Gosper promised a "Hong Kong Sevens experience" for fans at Tokyo 2020 and was "confident the sport wou ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/15/16
Olympic Notes

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte  and three teammates "were robbed in a taxi hold-up by men posing as armed police officers." USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky said, "According to four members of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team (Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, ...

Tags: Olympics

08/12/16
ARD Draws Close To 7M For Olympics

German public broadcaster ARD "drew close to 7 million viewers for its Olympics broadcasts on Wednesday evening," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The judo event, in which German Laura Vargas won Bronze, drew 6.92 million viewers and had a 23% market share. In the target demographic 14-49, the e ...

Tags: Europe, Olympics

08/12/16
Swimming Australia's Website Attacked

Swimming Australia's website has been hit by a denial of service (DOS) attack "in the wake" of Olympic Gold Medalist Mack Horton's comments "about his Chinese competitor being a drug cheat," according to Donna Field of ABC. The site is reportedly operating in an "under attack" mode after Horton ...

Tags: Olympics, Australia

08/12/16
Coates Calls Olympics 'Most Difficult'

Australian IOC VP John Coates "once dubbed" Rio de Janeiro's Olympic preparations the "worst ever," according to STUFF. Now, Coates "has a new take, and it's one that -- once again" -- Rio 2016 organizers likely will not "appreciate." Coates: "It's been very difficult, the most difficult Games ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/12/16
L.A. Lawyer Addresses Efimova Case

The lawyer who represented Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova in her '14 doping case "has described as ill-informed rival athletes who question her place at the Games" and those pushing for "mandatory lifetime bans for anyone who tests positive to a prohibited substance," according to Chip Le Grand of TH ...

Tags: Australia, Olympics

08/12/16
RTVE Facing Complaints Over Rio Coverage

Despite its "impressive promises regarding its Olympic broadcasting, RTVE is facing complaints from viewers during the first week of Rio 2016," according to Juan Fernandez Gonzalez of RAPID TV NEWS. Spain’s public broadcaster had prepared its "most ambitious coverage for the Olympics," wi ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

08/12/16
Brazil Win Inspires Indifference

Vila Madalena, one of São Paulo’s top nightlife spots, "should be heaving," according to Samantha Pearson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The national team "is playing." What is more, "they are winning." However, as Junior Dooley, a bouncer at one of the many empty bars showing the game, explai ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/12/16
Olympic Notes

Olympic athletes have complained of stinging eyes because Rio organizers have " over-chlorinated " the outside swimming pool in a bid to "prevent it going green." They said that "huge quantities of the chemical have been put into the water next to the diving pool which turned a bizarre murky colou ...

Tags: Olympics

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug