Olympic Games

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.

The global accommodation marketplace Airbnb has signed as a global partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) until 2028

The Japan Consortium, which includes public-service broadcaster NHK and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association (JBA), has extended its Olympic Games rights deal until the 2032 summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has agreed its latest commercial agreement with a Chinese entity through a deal with sportswear company Anta

The International Olympic Committee has said that its decision to move the marathon and race walking events at next year’s Olympic Games to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo is final, as it looks t…

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.

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The IOC and the German Olympic Sports Confederation have been forced to relax the implementation of Rule 40 governing athlete endorsements in Germany after the country’s federal cartel office took action against them. Ben Cronin looks at the gradual erosion of the rule and the implications for the IOC’s TOP sponsorship programme

The International Olympic Committee has retained clip rights in 68 territories that it will exploit on the Olympic Channel during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as it seeks to drive greater engagement for…

Canal Plus, the French pay-TV broadcaster, is expected to soon finalise the sale of its broadcast rights to the 2020 Olympic Games to Eurosport, the Discovery-owned broadcaster that already holds the rights…

Flemish-language public broadcaster VRT has agreed a sublicensing deal with US media group Discovery for exclusive, free-to-air rights in the Flanders region of Belgium to the 2022-2024 Olympic Games cycle,…

Olympics 'TOP' partner Toyota is supplying 20 autonomous vehicles to move athletes and staff around the Olympic and Paralympic villages at Tokyo 2020

Claro Sports, the broadcaster owned by Carlos Slim's Mexican telecoms giant América Móvil, is to offer free content from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on YouTube through its editorial tie-up with Spanish m…

The organising committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo has moved to cancel around ¥180m (€1.5m/$1.7m

Gangwon Province Governor, Choi Moon-soon, has revealed legacy plans for three venues from the 2018 winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, adding that a bid is set to be made for the 2024 winter Youth Olympic…

The organising committee for the 2024 summer Olympics in Paris is set to issue an invitation to tender aimed at sportswear manufacturers as it seeks a single kit supplier for the various French teams

The International Olympic Committee has agreed a new partnership with Chinese textile company Hengyuanxiang Group (HYX) spanning the next two editions of the Olympic Games

A delegation from the Australian proposal to host the 2023 Summer Olympic Games visited the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne yesterday (Tuesday) to discuss its potential bid, winning praise…

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has confirmed it will trial the use of snow machines as the latest means to address concerns over the high heat levels expected…

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stepped up its commitment to addressing climate change by joining forces with Worldwide Olympic Partner, US chemical company Dow, to launch a new venture that…

The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has today (Monday) finalised its selection of 30 ‘Live Site’ venues by adding one more destination to the previously announced lis…

The International Triathlon Union was moved to reduce the length of the running section of a test event in Tokyo today (Thursday) due to concerns over the heat

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owner of the Lord’s Ground in London and the sole authority on the Laws of Cricket, has said the International Cricket Council is stepping up plans for the sport to secure i…

The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has played down reported concerns about the number of available hotel rooms in the city by insisting to SportBusiness today (Tuesday)…

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has entered into a partnership with the body overseeing Fukuoka’s staging of the 2021 Fina World Championships in an agreement d…

The Australian state of Queensland’s bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has edged closer to fruition with the announcement that the regional government will establish a taskforce, l…

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled four new robots which will be deployed to assist spectators, athletes and officials at competition venues, stating…

The Australian Olympic Committee has approved changes to its Rule 40 guidelines, creating greater flexibility for Australian athletes to promote their sponsors during the Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organising committee of the Beijing 2022 winter Olympic Games have appointed Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba as the event’s ticketing systems and s…

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has outlined ambitious plans for the country to bid for a future edition of the Olympic Games

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld an appeal from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko against a lifetime ban imposed by the International Olympic Committee from participating in the Olympic…

Timo Lumme, the man responsible for sale of the International Olympic Committee's sponsorship rights, has said the organisation may have to introduce perimeter advertising at the Olympic Games if its controversial…