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Costs and bidding process scare off European hopefuls

(Reuters) – What do European cities Stockholm, Oslo, Krakow, Lviv, St Moritz and Munich have in common? They have all turned down or pulled out of bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2022 and triggered alarm bells at the International Olympic Committee. The withdrawals, with Oslo pulling out as recently as last week, have highlighted […]

Japan delays demolition of stadium for Olympics over new bid round

(Reuters) – The demolition of Japan’s National Stadium to clear the way for a new structure to host the 2020 Summer Olympics has been further delayed in order to hold another round of bidding for the project, officials said on Monday. The move was suggested by a government panel following a complaint of irregularities in […]

Norway Withdraws Oslo’s Bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Norway (Shutterstock) OSLO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Norway’s government is withdrawing Oslo’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, it said on Wednesday, leaving Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan as the only contenders after most potential applicants pulled out. Norway, which has hosted the Games twice and won more Winter Games medals than any other […]

Russian Zhukov heads 2022 Games bids evaluation team

CREDIT: REUTERS/ENRIQUE MARCARIAN (Reuters) – Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov has been picked to head the team that will evaluate the 2022 winter Olympic bids ahead of next year’s decision, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Zhukov, a former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation who became an IOC member in 2013, has […]

U.S. Olympic bid picking up momentum and support

(Reuters) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid. After stunning rebukes to New York to host the 2012 Olympics and Chicago’s […]

Eugene Bids to Host IAAF World Championships

Sanya Richards-Ross competing in Eugene, Oregon in 2012 (REUTERS/Steve Dipaola)  By Gene Cherry Sept 25 (Reuters) – Eugene, Oregon will bid for the 2019 IAAF world athletics championships, seeking to become the first U.S. city to host the biennial event, officials said on Thursday. Barcelona and Doha are also bidding for the championships, which attract the world’s top […]

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KYODO/FILE (Reuters) – Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning thegames, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium, built when Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964, symbolizes the woes. […]

Two German Cities Interested in a 2024 Olympic Bid

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Germany’s Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games. The two cities are slugging it out for the […]

China faces tougher sell in Winter Olympics bid

(Reuters) – Beijing promised a “frugal” Winter Olympics and to harness the event to clean up the capital’s notorious air pollution if selected as host of the 2022 Games, but the pledges were greeted with skepticism on Chinese social media. Along with Oslo and Almaty, Beijing was confirmed as an official candidate for 2022 on […]

U.S. Olympic Committee Narrows List Of Cities To Four For Potential U.S. Bid For 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games

Image Courtesy United States Olympic Committee BY: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., were today identified by the United States Olympic Committee as candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities […]

New York, Philadelphia Will Not Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

By Max Meyer New York and Philadelphia have officially decided not to submit bids to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio considered the possibility of bidding for the Olympic Games, but ultimately decided that it “doesn’t make sense.” New York has never hosted […]

2013 Boston Marathon Tribute: Joe Biden

A week before the 118th Boston Marathon, the city of Boston came together to remember the tragic terrorist attack last year. And giving tribute to the heroes and the survivors of that day, Vice-President Joe Biden had these words.

Embattled Evans bids to prove his worth as BMC leader

Cadel Evans (AUS) during stage twelve of the 2012 Tour de France between Saint Jean de Maurienne and Annonay Davezieux. (Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) NAZARETH, Belgium, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has recovered from the mental scars of last year’s race and is looking to rediscover his […]

FIS turns down Vonn’s bid to enter men’s race

By Patrick Lang BASEL, Switzerland, Nov 3 (Reuters) – American Lindsey Vonn will not be allowed to enter the men’s downhill competition at Lake Louise, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said on Saturday. Vonn, the second most successful woman skier in the history of the sport, made headlines before the start of the season when […]

USSA formalizes bid for Vonn to ski against the men

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. clears a gate during the first run of the World Cup Soelden Women’s Giant Slalom race on the Rettenbach glacier in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden, October 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler) Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn’s (Vail, CO) bid to ski against the men was formalized […]

Wiggins illness hits British worlds bid

Bradley Wiggins (GBR) races at Box Hill during the men’s cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins could be a doubt for the world championships next week after pulling out before the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain with illness on Friday. Team […]

Liukin’s comeback bid unravels at trials

U.S. gymnast Nastia Liukin falls on the uneven bars at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, California, June 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SAN JOSE, California, June 29 (Reuters) – Nastia Liukin’s comeback bid to gain a place at the London Games looked all but over on Friday after she faltered […]

China’s Liu back at his best in bid for redemption

Liu Xiang of China (C) wins the men’s 110 metre hurdle event with Jason Richardson of the US (R) and Aries Merritt of the US (L) trailing during the Diamond League athletics meet in Shanghai on May 19, 2012. (PETER PARKS/AFP/GettyImages) By Nick Mulvenney June 5 (Reuters) – In 12.87 seconds on an Oregon track, […]

Golden girl Liukin savoring grind of late London bid

Team USA women’s gymnast Nastia Liukin during a portrait session at the 2012 Team USA Media Summit at the Hilton Anatole. (Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE) By Larry Fine DALLAS, May 14 (Reuters) – Olympic all-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin is relishing the exhaustion of intense training in her rushed bid to represent the United States at […]

Overweight Gardner ends bid for Olympic comeback

Rulon Gardner of USA (left) celebrates winning the gold medal by defeating Alexandre Kareline of Russia (right) in the 130 kilogram event during the Greco Roman wrestling held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. (Billy Stickland/ALLSPORT) April 20 (Reuters) – American wrestler […]

Mutai hopes Boston can fuel Olympic bid

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the men’s division of the 2011 New York City Marathon in New York November 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, April 13 (Reuters) – When Geoffrey Mutai, who clocked the fastest ever marathon in Boston last year, returns to the starting line on […]

Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

(Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday. Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just […]

Winter Olympics May Have to Move for 2022 World Cup

Olympic Rings (Shutterstock) By Mike Collett LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said on Wednesday. Gandini, vice-chairman of the European Club Association of Europe’s top […]

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Oct 6 (Reuters) – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, was suspended on Monday for six months by USA Swimming following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will also not represent the […]

Oslo 2022 Games pullout no blow but changes needed – IOC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday. IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was […]

Ryan Lochte Discusses Michael Phelps’ DUI Arrest

Ryan Lochte (left) and Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Matt York) By Seth Rubinroit Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested Tuesday morning for drunken driving. Longtime swimming rival Ryan Lochte did not hold back when asked by TMZ Sports about Phelps’ arrest: “I’m not concerned…he just makes dumb decisions.” “He has so […]

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards Nominees

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The nation’s […]

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

(Reuters) – A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form of discrimination will be included in future Gameshost city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a letter to bidders for the 2022 winter Olympics […]

Baseball Gains Support for Return to Olympics

Baseball was last in the Olympics in 2008 (Shutterstock) By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The president of the Olympic Council of Asia has thrown his support behind baseball’s bid to return to the programme at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who also heads the powerful Association of […]

IRB Ready to Sniff Out Sevens “Fraudsters”

By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Any 20-stone prop hoping to disguise himself as a rugby sevens speedster in a bid to secure a switch of nationalities for the 15-man game should think again after the sport’s governing body said on Monday it will be alert to such underhand dealings. The International Rugby […]

Nearly half the tickets for Rio 2016 to be under $30

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/BRAZILIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS (Reuters) – Almost half of all tickets for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be sold for $30 or less in a bid to make the Games“as affordable as possible,” the organizing committee said on Tuesday. The most expensive tickets, however, will still be out of […]

Rio showing dynamism, World Cup a confidence boost

(Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic preparations are in full swing with organizers having rediscovered their dynamism after years of delays and the soccer World Cup boosting their confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Branded as the ‘worst preparations ever by’ International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates in April, work for […]

Incheon Ready to Showcase Cream of Asian sports

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI (Reuters) – An array of Olympians and stars of sports niche and new arrive in the South Korean city of Incheon for the 17th Asian Games this month, bringing together some 10,000 athletes for a 16-day multi-sport spectacular second only in scale to the Summer Olympics. From weightlifting to wushu, rowing to […]

Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NOAH BERGER (Reuters) – Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to different levels of fitness while rewarding endurance over speed, and cardiovascular versatility over single-minded focus. “It’s not about who […]

Xu takes 400 meters hurdles in photo finish, Bach praises China

(Reuters) – China were left celebrating more Youth Olympic gold in dramatic style on Monday as Xu Zhihang won the men’s 400 meters hurdles in a photo finish after clocking the same time as Tunisian Fares Mohamed Jlasi. The two crossed the line at the Nanjing Stadium in 50.61 seconds after Jlasi closed the gap […]

Berlin to unveil Olympic Games concept

(Reuters) – Berlin, which last hosted the Olympics in 1936, will unveil its concept for the 2024 Games on Sept. 1 and will follow up with a city referendum as Germany has still to decide on a bid between Hamburg and the capital for those Games or 2028. “We will answer the questionnaire of the […]

Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTINNE MUSCHI (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong is living an unbothered and positive life 18 months after confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs, the disgraced cyclist told CNN. A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de Francevictories and banned for life from racing in 2012 by the U.S. Anti-Doping […]

Ten Years On, Athens 2004 Gives Greece Little to Cheer

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS (Reuters) – It was billed as a chance to transform Greece’s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-gleaming Olympic venues which crackled with activity have […]

Marathon man Brasher inspires London to get riding

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUKE MACGREGOR/FILES (Reuters) – As race director of the London Marathon Hugh Brasher was not exactly short of things to do with his time but when the invitations went out for bidders to organize and run a mass cycling event on a similar scale he jumped at the chance. His organization duly got […]

U.S. Swimming Stars Set to Compete at Phillips 66 Nationals

Michael Phelps (Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nearly 1,000 swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) and Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.), are expected to complete at next week’s USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California. The five-day meet […]

Marianne Vos Wins Inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

Marianne Vos’s victory over the fastest sprinters in the world in the final dash for the line heralded a new era. In what was a nervous race with the odds stacked heavily against potential breakaways, any rider who strayed too far from the front had no chance of vying for the win against the grandiose […]

World Cup will inspires Rio Olympics, says IOC’s Bach

(President of Brazil’s Olympic Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman (L) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.) PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/UESLEI MARCELINO (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said […]

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Chief Quits

Kim Jin-sun (Reuters/Rogan Ward) (Reuters) – Kim Jin-sun quit as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee on Monday, the second senior official to step down in recent weeks. Kim, 67, who had been President of the committee (POCOG) since 2011, had his resignation accepted by the government despite his term running until […]

Ian Thorpe Comes Out in TV Interview

Ian Thorpe (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Reuters) – Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most decorated Olympian, revealed he was gay in an emotional television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about the champion swimmer’s sexuality. The five-times Olympic gold medalist made the admission to British journalist Michael Parkinson in a pre-recorded interview on Australia’s Channel 10 […]

IOC Has to Explain Merits of Games Better, says Bach

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must do a better job of explaining the merits of hosting the Games to cities considering an application, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday. Only three cities – Oslo, Almaty in Kazakhstan and Beijing – were confirmed as official candidates to host the […]

Oslo, Almaty, Beijing named as 2022 Winter Games candidates

(Reuters) – Oslo, Almaty and Beijing were confirmed as the official candidates to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Monday even though an International Olympic Committee (IOC) report found several weaknesses in the Kazakh city’s bid. Stockholm, Krakow and Lviv had also submitted bids to the IOC but all three later withdrew. “The IOC Executive board […]

IOC urges ‘sustainable’ Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 SummerGames avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues. Japanese officials, led by Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe, said earlier this month that rising labor and construction costs were forcing the Japanese capital to rethink […]

Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday rejected Lance Armstrong’s bid to dismiss a whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he and his former cycling team, which the U.S. Postal Service had sponsored, defrauded the government in a scheme to use banned, performance-enhancing drugs. U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins said complaints brought by […]

USOC Considering Boston, LA, SF and DC for 2024 Olympics

By Seth Rubinroit The U.S. Olympic Committee is considering four cities for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. “We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities have shown in hosting the Games,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun to TeamUSA.org. “Boston, LA, […]

Rising Costs Force Review of Tokyo 2020 Venue Plans

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Reuters/Yuya Shino) (Reuters) – Rising labor and construction costs are forcing a review of Tokyo’s venue plans for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and could lead to a scaling back of facilities, Japanese officials said on Wednesday. The review will include all 10 venues that Tokyo plans to build for the […]

Diamond League from Oslo Offers Intriguing Storylines

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Below is a preview of the top races and runners to keep an eye on at IAAF Diamond League from Oslo on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports: Women’s 200m: Reigning Olympic Champion Allyson Felix will be looking to put an injury-plagued 2013 behind her […]

Park City Will Host 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships

  Arielle Gold (Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool) Park City, Utah (USA) was unanimously elected as host of the 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. Park City was the only place which bid for the 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. It had previously hosted the ski and snowboard events in […]

American Gwen Jorgensen Victorious at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama

Gwen Jorgensen won her first WTS title of 2014 on Saturday in Yokohama (Delly Carr/ITU) YOKOHAMA, Japan — U.S. National Team member and 2012 Olympian Gwen Jorgensen picked up her first ITU World Triathlon Series title of the year and second-straight in Yokohama on Saturday. Spain’s Javier Gomez also won in Yokohama on the men’s […]

U.S. plans for 2024 Games to gain traction with NBC deal

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MATHIEU BELANGER UPDATE MAY 14: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is “seriously assessing the viability of an Olympic bid for New York City” for the 2024 Olympics, according to the Financial Times.  (Reuters) – Minutes after NBC Universal secured a long-term deal on Wednesday to broadcast the Olympics, the focus shifted firmly on the chances of a U.S. […]

Michael Phelps to Continue Comeback at Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte

Michael Phelps (Reuters/Jeff Haynes)  Click HERE to watch Michael Phelps’ comeback race.  UPDATE: Ryan Lochte has scratched from the Charlotte Grand Prix. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Maryland), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Florida) and Allison Schmitt (Canton, Michigan), who have combined to win 39 career Olympic medals, are expected to […]

 
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