Rome 2024 bid endorsed by Italy's CONI
Rome 2024 bid endorsed by Italy's CONI

Rome`s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games was unanimously endorsed by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) on Thursday in what bid president Luca di Montezemolo described as an important signal of support. 

IOC hails Tokyo`s frugal budget for 2020 Olympic Games
IOC hails Tokyo`s frugal budget for 2020 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday sought to deflect attention from a row over Tokyo`s planned National Stadium by praising organisers for keeping the 2020 Games budget in check.

China probes deputy minister on Olympic panel for discipline breach
China probes deputy minister on Olympic panel for discipline breach

A deputy sports minister who sits on China`s Olympic committee is being investigated for suspected "serious breaches of discipline and the law", the ruling Communist Party`s anti-graft watchdog said using a term often employed to denote corruption.

Paris launches bid for 2024 Olympic Games
Paris launches bid for 2024 Olympic Games

 Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Budapest city council approves bid for 2024 Olympics

Budapest`s city council approved Tuesday launching a bid for the Hungarian capital to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.

The idea will now pass to the Hungarian parliament in July where avid sports fan and Prime Minister Viktor Orban is likely to ensure it passes.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chiefs nominate baseball for Games return
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 chiefs nominate baseball for Games return

The organisers of the 2020 Olympics on Monday nominated eight new sports for possible inclusion in the Tokyo Games, including baseball.

Japan minister says trouble-plagued stadium to be ready on time

Japan`s sports minister promised on Tuesday that Tokyo`s new National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, will be completed on time and blamed a "lack of clear responsibility" for the structure`s raft of woes.

IOC publishes evaluation report on 2022 Winter Games bids
IOC publishes evaluation report on 2022 Winter Games bids

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday released an assessment report by the evaluation commission prior to the 2022 Winter Games briefing for the members that will take place on June 9 and 10.

SportAccord chief Marius Vizer resigns after row with IOC
SportAccord chief Marius Vizer resigns after row with IOC

 SportAccord president Marius Vizer resigned on Sunday, conceding defeat in a row with the International Olympic Committee over control of international sports federations.

Olympics: Japan spat over 2020 stadium worsens

An Olympic-sized spat over the centrepiece stadium for the 2020 Games has escalated in Japan after Tokyo`s governor urged premier Shinzo Abe to take his sports minister`s pronouncements with a pinch of salt.

Rio 2016 consider changing water polo venue over delay
Rio 2016 consider changing water polo venue over delay

The water polo competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics could change venue because of construction delays at the intended site, a spokesman for the organisers told Reuters on Tuesday.

Construction halted at Rio 2016 venues
Construction halted at Rio 2016 venues

 Construction was halted at some Rio 2016 Olympic venues as workers went on strike over a salary dispute.

Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid
Olympics: Budapest moves closer to 2024 bid

The Hungarian capital Budapest has moved closer to launching a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with the final decision resting on a vote next month.

Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`
Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`

 Tokyo city`s top official has compared the government to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II after being asked to pay over $400 million towards the cost of the 2020 Olympic stadium, local media reported on Monday.

Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`
Olympics: Tokyo boss accuses govt of behaving like `Imperial Army`

 Tokyo city`s top official has compared the government to the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II after being asked to pay over $400 million towards the cost of the 2020 Olympic stadium, local media reported on Monday.

Minister wants no roof for Tokyo 2020 stadium to cut cost
Minister wants no roof for Tokyo 2020 stadium to cut cost

Tokyo`s sparkling new National Stadium, the centre piece for the 2020 Olympic Games and 2019 rugby World Cup, should ditch its plan for a retractable roof to save money, Japan`s sports minister proposed on Monday.

Olympics Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row
Olympics Federations consider SportAccord position after IOC row

Several international federations will be reviewing their membership of sports umbrella organisation SportAccord next week after its president launched a scathing attack on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), they said on Saturday.

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags
500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

BAI joins move to oust IOA chief N Ramachandran
BAI joins move to oust IOA chief N Ramachandran

The move to oust Indian Olympic Association President N Ramachandran appears to be gathering steam as Badminton Association of India also joined the chorus on Tuesday in demanding a No Confidence Motion against him by calling a Special General Meeting.

Rio Games ticket sales extended
Rio Games ticket sales extended

Rio Olympics organisers said they are extending the current round of ticket sales beyond Friday`s original deadline to next Thursday as Brazil residents flock to make purchases.