Olympic Games

John Furlong, who led Vancouver’s successful bid for the 2010 winter Olympic Games, has urged the Canadian city to consider bidding for the 2030 edition of the event, stating that the timing is “very, ver…

The NBC Olympics division of US media company NBCUniversal will partner with mobile-first video news outlet NowThis to produce content focused on United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the lead-up …

The Ariake Arena in Tokyo, the venue for volleyball and wheelchair basketball events at this summer's Olympics and Paralympics, was inaugurated at the weekend with a sports, entertainment and culture ceremony

Tokyo 2020's organisers have dismissed reports that this summer's Olympics might be cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

Mexican commercial broadcaster TV Azteca and pay-television operator Televisa have announced that they will provide coverage of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The organisers of Tokyo 2020 celebrated their six-months-to-go mark with a fireworks display in the city and a confident statement that "preparations for a successful Games are on schedule"

The NBC Olympics division of US media company NBCUniversal has extended its partnership with social media platform Snapchat to cover the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said the door is open for Switzerland to bid for a future edition of the Olympics following Lausanne’s successful staging of the winter Y…

The World Wildlife Fund has said Tokyo 2020's protocols for ensuring environmentally-friendly procurement fall "far below globally accepted sustainability standards"

In the third of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, SportBusiness speaks to Hideyo Hirata, head of the innovation promotion office and deputy executive director of technology services.

In the second of a trilogy of interviews with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, SportBusiness spoke to Masahiko Sakamaki, the executive director of the committee’s marketing bureau.

Matt Carroll, chief executive of the Australian Olympic Committee, tells Adam Nelson how a focus on athlete engagement, grassroots participation and community schemes has helped to boost the AOC’s commercial programme throughout the Olympic cycle.

Former Synergy chief executive Tim Crow argues the International Olympic Committee has little to lose and everything to gain by taking on the financial burden of a smaller, smarter Olympic Games.

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe yesterday used an annual policy speech in Japan's legislature to stage an impassioned endorsement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a defining moment for the country

The Japan Keirin Autorace foundation (JKA) will contribute financially to the maintenance of the Izu Velodrome Tokyo 2020 track cycling venue under a new deal with the Games' organisers

Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park, which hosted a number of events during the Brazilian city’s staging of the Olympic Games in 2016, has been ordered to close due to a lack of security at the site.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has expanded its commercial portfolio ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games by signing up British Airways as an official airline partner

The Gangwon province in South Korea appears set to be awarded hosting rights for the 2024 winter Youth Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board submitted the proposal t…

Danish public-service broadcaster DR and Discovery Networks Denmark have divided up the split of their exclusive television coverage for next year’s summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the former having m…

The organising committee for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo has been officially created.

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

Australian free-to-air commercial broadcaster Seven will team up with telco Optus to develop a channel to provide 4K ultra-high-definition coverage of next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The organising committee for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games is considering staging the event’s surfing competitions on the Pacific island of Tahiti.

Functional sportswear brand Odlo has agreed a deal sponsor support next year’s winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne.

French hotel owners have warned they will stop cooperating with planning for the Paris 2024 Olympics in protest at the new partnership between the International Olympic Committee and Airbnb

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have unveiled their completed gymnastics venue, as they prepare for an IOC Coordination Commission visit this week that is expected to touch on the recent debate over the…

The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) has backed calls for the country’s government to fund public broadcaster TVE’s bid for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rights.

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…

Rosa María Mateo, the sole provisional administrator of RTVE, has revealed that the Spanish public-service broadcaster is seeking guarantees from the government to ensure it can broadcast next summer’s Ol…

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…

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

Technology firms Alibaba Cloud and Intel have unveiled plans for joint work on broadcast-related technology at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee has appointed Christopher Carroll, a communications and marketing executive with experience at Under Armour, Coca-Cola and Heineken, to the newly-created position of…

Indian sports authorities are revamping their elite athlete training system with the creation of 20 'National Centres of Excellence'

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

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed “serious concerns” at a new sports law proposed by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and has issued the body with a suspension warning over the…

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)…