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New Olympic Council Of Ireland President Considering Internal Investigation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 17 / 17

The new president of the Olympic Council of Ireland said that "she will consider continuing with an internal report into ticketing arrangements at the Rio Games," despite a legal threat from former OCI President Pat Hickey, according to Aaron Rogan of the LONDON TIMES. Sarah Keane, who was elected t...

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Rio To Hire 90,000 People For 2016

The Rio 2016 organizing committee plans to contract 90,000 people to work at next years Olympic and Paralympic games. 85,000 outsourced staff will be hired by third-party companies, and 5,000 vacancies at the organizing committee will be recruited by ManpowerGroup. It is expected that the recruitmen ...

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Five Cities Bid To Host 2024 Olympics

There is an 80% chance that the Olympics "will return to Europe in nine years’ time after the IOC named five candidate cities for the 2024 Games," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. Budapest, Hamburg, Paris, Rome and L.A. "were announced" by IOC President Thomas Bach as five &ldquo ...

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Toronto Will Not Bid On '24 Games

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that the city "will not make a bid" to land the '24 Games, according to David Rider of the TORONTO STAR. Tory said during a press conference outside city hall, "I believe that one day Toronto will be a great Olympic venue but not in 2024." He added that he had "cons ...

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Tokyo Sponsors Scramble After Logo Scandal

The int'l branding and marketing world "is keen to see what’s next for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics committee after its unprecedented decision to abandon the Games’ official emblem amid plagiarism complaints," according to Ben Fischer of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. In the days since artist Kenjir ...

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Rome Submits Bid For 2024 Games

Emphasizing its "incomparable beauty" amid a widening corruption scandal, Rome "formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Friday to mark a turnaround after a 2020 candidacy was scrapped three years ago because of financial concerns," according to the AP. Mayor Ignazio Marino, bid leader Lu ...

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Tokyo 2020 A Work In Progress

Japan's "ambitions for a trouble-free 2020 Tokyo Olympics to showcase the country's economic revival are facing an unexpected obstacle course as planners lurch from one fiasco to the next," according to Elaine Kurtenbach of the AP. The 2020 Games "were dubbed the clinching 'fourth arrow'" of PM Shin ...

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Paralympian's Disability Ruled 'Psychological'

One of Britain’s "best hopes of a medal" at the Brazil Paralympics has been told she can no longer compete after being told her disability is “psychological” rather than physical, according to Dean Kirby of the London INDEPENDENT. Charlotte Wilkinson-Burnett, 23, who has been in a ...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics To Be 'Biggest Ever'

With one year to go to the start of the Rio Paralympics, organizers said that "they expect the Games to break records," according to Elizabeth Hudson of the BBC. The event will run from Sept. 7-18, 2016 and "will feature 4,350 athletes from 178 countries." A total of 3.3M tickets "will go on sale on ...

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Hadid Unveils New Plan For Tokyo Stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects, the company whose stadium design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was chosen and later scrapped, said that "it is teaming up with major Japanese design and engineering company Nikken Sekkei in a bid to regain the project," according to Elaine Kurtenbach of the AP. Japan PM Shinzo A ...

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Olympic Notes

The IOC announced a $2M fund "that will be made available to National Olympic Committees" for programs focused on refugees. NOCs and other interested parties "will be asked to submit projects to the IOC for funding." The fund itself "is made up of one million dollars from the IOC and a further one ...

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