Olympic Games

IT firm Atos has extended its Worldwide Olympic Partnership deal with the International Olympic Committee for four years, until the end of 2024, guaranteeing continuity in the operations technology underpinning…

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) said today (Tuesday) that it does not anticipate international federations will face bankruptcy thanks to a combination of financial…

The question of whether weightlifting remains part of the Olympic Games programme will be considered once the results of the oversight and integrity commission at the International Weightlifting Federation…

Around two-thirds of Switzerland-based international federations have taken advantage of the government loans being offered to ease their cash-flow problems during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Francesco…

The International Olympic Committee’s chief operating officer, Lana Haddad, has said that the body’s solidarity model for redistributing its revenue is “more important than ever” in an op-ed column written…

The Italian Parliament has signed into law the decree that will govern the organisation of the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the ATP Finals men’s tennis event, with Sports Minister Vincenzo S…

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has stated the Olympic Movement’s response to Covid-19 is likely to result in further cost-cutting measures and flagged up Olympic postponement costs a…

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has said 2021 is the only option to stage the rescheduled summer Olympic Games, adding that they would be “scrapped” if they cannot take place next year.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said the organisation would face extra costs of "several hundred million dollars" due to the postponement of Tokyo 2020

Matthew Glendinning talks to Robin Clarke, vice-president, international at brand consultancy 160over90, about the ways sponsors in sport have responded during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what to expect once things return to normal.

British Gymnastics chief executive Jane Allen, British Swimming chief executive Jack Buckner and UK Athletics chairman Chris Clark discuss their organisations' plans for the final run-in ahead of Tokyo 2020 and explain how to ensure a strong commercial return from the Olympic Games.

Ex-Synergy CEO Tim Crow argues that LA 2028's $2.5bn sponsorship revenue forecast - hailed as ambitious in the press - is in fact deeply conservative, and predicts that the final tally will break $4bn.

The Olympic flame is being removed from display in Japan as the country enters a month-long 'state of emergency' in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo 2020's record domestic sponsorship sales will help the organisers absorb extra costs related to the Games' rescheduling, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has today (Thursday) unveiled plans to provide an array of content to compensate for the lack of sporting action it would have televised due to Covid-19

US-based media group Discovery has borrowed $500m (€456.9m) under its credit facility as it seeks to tackle the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The International Olympic Committee is working with sports bodies to secure a July-August 2021 slot for this year’s rescheduled summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to John Coates, chair of t…

World Athletics and the local organising committee of the 2021 World Athletics Championships, Oregon21, have said they are open to rescheduling their event to accommodate any possible postponement of the…

Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has offered the first major indication from the country that a postponement of this summer’s Olympic Games may be unavoidable, as the world continues to deal w…

Indonesia's bid to host the 2032 Olympics Games is focusing on Jakarta, and not the country's mooted new capital city, the Indonesian National Olympic Committee has said

The British Olympic Association has announced that it will further relax its Rule 40 marketing guidelines, marking the end of a legal conflict between the BOA and a group of British athletes led by sprinter…

LA28, organising committee of the 2028 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles, has appointed Ann Rodriguez as its chief strategy officer

Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, is reportedly seeking to reposition the country’s bid for the 2032 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games around its proposed new capital city, with Japanese conglomerate Sof…

The International Olympic Committee’s executive board has today released a statement expressing its “full commitment” to ensuring this year’s Summer Games in Tokyo go ahead as planned between July 24 and …

Delta Air Lines has signed an eight-year deal as a founding partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles 2028 and a supporter of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams

SportAccord on Thursday confirmed that this year’s World Sport & Business Summit will not take place in Beijing due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, while Tokyo 2020 has reiterated that this s…

Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have formed a new committee to drive a proposed US bid for either the 2030 or 2034 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, while Ukraine's Prime Minister, Oleksiy Honcharuk,…

Finnish public-service broadcaster YLE has sublicensed selected free-to-air and radio rights to the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games from international media group Discovery

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has announced that its 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be held in the Indian city of Bengaluru between 18 and 22 March

Katy Chambers Mollica, an experienced executive at US broadcaster Turner Sports, has joined US Olympic and Paralympic Properties, LA 2028’s joint venture with the US Olympic Committee, as head of partnership s…

The Canadian Olympic Committee has become the latest to offer its athletes “increased opportunity” to market their commercial sponsors at this summer’s Olympic Games, announcing that it will ease the r…

Paris 2024 has today (Thursday) confirmed that the Polynesian island of Tahiti will host surfing events during its summer Olympic Games, subject to formal approval from the International Olympic Committee…

The Australian state of Queensland has confirmed that it will push ahead with a region-wide bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games, if it can secure the necessary government funding

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed on a “two-speed approach” regarding its esports strategy, reiterating its stance that it will only consider games simulating sports.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has agreed that 2024 host city Paris should have free rein to regulate TOP sponsor Airbnb in accordance with its own laws

The mayor of Paris has sent a letter to IOC president Thomas Bach warning of the "risks" inherent in the recently-signed Olympic sponsorship with the accommodation marketplace Airbnb.