Olympic Games

Ukraine is actively investigating the possibility of preparing a bid to host the Olympic Games within the next ten years, according to the country’s youth and sports minister Vadym Huttsait.

The organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has reached a “basic agreement” with all 68 domestic sponsors to extend their contracts and support the delayed Games.

The Japanese government has stopped its special entry provisions for Olympic athletes and team members from countries where the new, more infectious Covid-19 strain has been identified

The organising committee for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has revamped its planning team for the events’ opening ceremonies, with Hiroshi Sasaki having been appointed as executive c…

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee has revealed the details of its version five budget, showing the total estimated costs for the Games following the unprecedented decision to postpone the event into…

A poll by Japanese public-service broadcaster NHK has suggested that 32 per cent of the public want the Tokyo Olympics cancelled and 31 per cent want another postponement

Chinese streaming platform China Mobile Migu will carry live and on-demand coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and the 2022 Fifa World Cup, under a deal with state broadcaster…

Athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics will be required to follow a code of conduct aimed at minimising pandemic-related risks and could face punishment for non-compliance.

Danish government-owned broadcaster TV2 and public-service broadcaster DR have agreed sub-licensing deals with media company Discovery for rights to the 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2024 summer…

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.

Chinese officials have poured cold water on reports last week that the cities of Chengdu and Chongqing were lining up a bid for the 2032 edition of the summer Olympic Games

Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy’s Minister for Sport and Youth Policies, has promised "autonomy" for the country’s Olympic committee, in response to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach’s threa…

Japan will lessen Covid-19 immigration curbs for athletes traveling to the country for competition or training in the run-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, government sources said.

The Australian Institute of Sport is to provide funding of more than A$115m ($82.1m/€69.7

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has reiterated the body’s “strong concerns” over the governance of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and threatened the s…

The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee have announced that the streamlining measures outlined for next year’s Games are set to contribute to a saving of ¥30bn (€240m/$280m).

CBC Gem, the OTT platform of Canadian public service broadcaster CBC, has signed a carriage with the International Olympic Committee to carry the body’s Olympic Channel TV.

The International Olympic Committee has reported a surplus of $73.9m (€63.6m/£57.6m) for 2019, its largest ever for a non-Games year.

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The governor of Tokyo has questioned whether the Olympic Games can go ahead next year without an international deal on travel and quarantine

Toshiaki Endo, a vice-president of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee, has said it is still too early to discuss whether to go ahead with the postponed games

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has agreed a deal for law firm Fasken to become the first-ever official legal services partner of Team Canada

Japanese businessman Haruyuki Takahashi was paid $8.2m (€7.4

Brazilian commercial broadcaster Globo is facing up to the prospect of having to renegotiate advertising deals worth a reported R$580m (€103.6m/$113.7

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…

USA Track and Field has joined numerous other stakeholders in urging the International Olympic Committee to postpone this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the global Covid-19 pandemic

Digital bank Starling has agreed a deal to become the official banking partner of Team GB for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Live events accounted for 71 per cent of all video views during the Olympic Channel’s coverage of the recent Winter Youth Olympic Games in the Swiss city of Lausanne, with viewers' average watch time i…

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has approved the Paris 2024 organising committee’s plans for a new urban sports arena near the Champs-Elysées and also given the green light fo…

US network tops 2016 Rio sales with nearly five months to go before Games set to start

Officials behind a potential bid for Salt Lake City to host the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games have pledged to make the process transparent and frugal

Australian financial services company Westpac has agreed a deal to become the official banking partner of the Australian Olympic team

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 …