IOC President Thomas Bach’s Speech on the Occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the...

Boa noite, cariocas, Boa noite, Brasil, Dear fellow Olympians, Distingués représentants des autorités brésiliennes, Votre Excellence, Monsieur le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Kimoon, Excellences, Monsieur...

Rome Mayor Writes to IOC to Withdraw Bid for 2024 Olympics Even Though Candidature...

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi has written to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) withdrawing its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, even...

Max Winters: Surfing Fits Olympic Agenda 2020’s Demand for Youthful Sports Perfectly

The 2016 VISSLA Junior World Surfing Championships, currently taking place in the Azores, has provided the world with a first opportunity to take a...

Judge Accepts Indictments Against Eight Accused of Rio 2016 Terror Plot

A Brazilian judge has accepted indictments against eight men who are accused of plotting terrorist attacks at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Judge Marcos Josegrei...

Five Sports Recommended for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Inclusion All Approved by IOC Executive Board

Baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing have all been recommended for inclusion at Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

Snyder Breaks Swimming World Record After Competition Delay at Rio 2016 Paralympics

The United States' Bradley Snyder broke a 30-year-old world record on his way to winning the men’s 100 meter freestyle S11 final here this evening,...

US TV Audience for Rio 2016 Golf Finale Second Highest Viewing Figures of the...

Golf's Olympic return last week was reportedly watched by one the sport's biggest ever global television audiences, it has been estimated. It comes as a...

Los Angeles 2024 Officials Add Venues, Switch Locations of Sports as Part of Games...

Proposed locations for a number of sports should Los Angeles be successful with its attempt at securing the hosting rights for the 2024 Olympics...

IOC President Bach’s Expenses Totaled $301,000, Including Indemnity, in 2015

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach’s expenses totaled $301,000 in 2015. This figure includes Bach’s annual indemnity payment of $225,000, which is linked to...

Football is the Global Leader in China, What about Softball?

A recent program on the BBC on development of football (soccer) in China, about bringing high and overpriced pro-athletes to help get it started, said it hopes...

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