Featured Story

Tokyo Governor Urges Olympic Golf Facility To Allow Women Members

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 16 / 17

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike "has asked the Kasumigaseki Country Club, venue of golf competition of the 2020 Olympic Games, to admit women as full members," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. Koike said, "I feel very uncomfortable about women not being able to become a regular member in this ...

Read More

Tags: Asia, Olympics

More Stories

03/04/16
Rio 2016 Cuts To Keep Games On Budget

Olympic venues, transport links and even canapés "are expected to be scaled back under the latest cost-cutting measures aimed at keeping Rio 2016 on budget," according to Donna Bowater of the London EVENING STANDARD. Games organizers are presenting £164M ($232M) of savings to the IOC "t ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/04/16
Brazil Inaugurates Two Sports Facilities

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes "inaugurated the Youth Arena and the Deodoro Stadium on Wednesday," according to XINHUA. Both facilities "will be used in the Olympic Games" to be held in the Brazilian city in August. While unveiling the facilities, Paes said that "the only facility that still worr ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/04/16
Olympic Notes

PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem "had a free charter lined up for the best players in the world to jet down to Brazil, play 18, and head back home." The occasion "was a test event for the new Olympic sport on a golf course built specifically for the games in August." The problem was, "no one wanted ...

Tags: Olympics

03/03/16
Fewer Than Half Of Rio 2016 Tickets Sold

Organizers said that fewer than half the tickets for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics "have been sold with about five months to go until the first Games in South America," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. A total of 7.5 million tickets "were issued for the Aug. 5-21 Games." Rio 2016 Communi ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/03/16
'No Evidence' Of Olympic Bribes

The IOC has seen "no evidence" so far to support allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2016 and 2020 Games, according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. The IOC said that it applied to be a party to the investigation by French authorities into corruption in track and field that "could spr ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

03/02/16
Maracanã Handed Over To Olympic Management

As the opening day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games approaches, the centerpiece of the spectacle, the Maracanã, "has been handed over to the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee," according to Jay Forte of the RIO TIMES. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Maracanã Stadium, as ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/02/16
IOC To Remove Itself From Rio Doping Cases

In a "major change" in the handling of positive drug tests at the Olympics, the IOC agreed Tuesday "to remove itself from the process and have a group of independent sports arbitrators rule on doping cases during the games in Rio de Janeiro," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. IOC spokesperson M ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/02/16
French Police Widen Corruption Investigation

French prosecutors investigating corruption in world athletics "expanded their remit to include the bidding and voting processes for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Up to now the investigation into wrongdoing at the IAAF "has led to multip ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan, Brazil

03/02/16
Olympic Notes

Int'l Boxing Federation ( AIBA ) President Ching-Kuo Wu said that professional boxers will feature at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics "as long as a constitutional change goes through in June." Last month's decision by AIBA to begin procedures to open the door for pro boxers to compete alon ...

Tags: Olympics

03/01/16
Tokyo 2020 Adds Mitsubishi Electric As Partner

Mitsubishi Electric Company is now a Tokyo 2020 official partner, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship program. Mitsubishi Electric has been attributed the category "Elevators, Escalators & Moving Walkways." Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 partners to 28, inc ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug