Sports / Olympic Games

Rio Olympic Village opens its gate

The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug 5.

Rio puts Olympic plans on track

2014-12-22 09:36

The International Olympic Committee's vice-president, John Coates, triggered controversy in April when he described preparations for the Rio 2016 Games as the "worst" he had seen.

IOC sets schedule for 2024 Olympic bid process

2014-12-06 21:25

The IOC set the timeline Saturday for bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, a race that could include contenders from the United States, Germany, Italy, France and other countries.

Rio 2016 mascots combine Brazilian fauna, flora

2014-11-24 11:12

The official mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are hybrids of Brazil's native fauna and flora, the local organizing committee has announced.

San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

2014-11-21 15:14

A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday.

Skiing puts Zhangjiakou on the map

2014-11-10 09:52

Zhangjiakou in Hebei province launched a joint bid with Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and they are now competing with Almaty in Kazakhstan in the final round of the selection process.

Rio 2016 medals to contain recycled metal

2014-11-04 09:12

Medals awarded at the Rio 2016 Olympics will contain metal from recycled electronic equipment, organizers said on Monday.

2018 Winter Olympic ceremonies to be held in Pyeongchang

2014-10-16 10:51

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games ceremonies will be held in Pyeongchang rather than nearly city of Gangneung.

Govt cuts 263 from India team for Asian Games

2014-09-10 10:47

The Indian government has struck off 263 names recommended by the national Olympic association for the team to compete at the Asian Games in Incheon next week.

DPRK to send 273-member team to ROK for Asian Games

2014-08-22 15:30

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Friday that it will send a 273-member team, including 150 athletes, to the 2014 Asian Games to be held in South Korea's western port city of Incheon next month.

IOC executive: Beijing a 'good chance' for 2022

2014-08-20 17:25

Ugur Erdener, a member of IOC Executive Board, said Beijing has a good chance to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, citing pleasant personal experiences during the 2008 Summer Games in the Chinese capital.

IOC boss wants to use Games for a brighter future

2014-08-19 10:21

The International Olympic Committee wants to use the current Youth Olympic Games as a test model for a more sustainable approach to future Games' bidding processes and operations, said IOC president Thomas Bach.

Beijing looks to Winter Olympics

2014-04-16 07:08

With the Men's Curling World Championships closed in Beijing, the 2013-14 winter season drew to an end, and, plans to be a host city start.

Most Popular
What's Hot