Japan boosts 2020 logo defence, Belgian designer may take action
Japan boosts 2020 logo defence, Belgian designer may take action

The Japanese designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem hit by a controversy over its similarity to a Belgian design said on Friday he had never seen the other logo, after the Belgian designer hinted at legal action.

Activists aim to derail Beijing's bid for Winter Olympics
Activists aim to derail Beijing's bid for Winter Olympics

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to derail Beijing`s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, hoping their protests and petitions can thwart what appears to be almost certain victory for the Chinese capital.

Rio Olympics organizers promise `no white elephants`
Rio Olympics organizers promise `no white elephants`

The organizers of next year`s Rio Olympics say not only the Games will be a success -- but so will the aftermath.

Yao Ming holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics
Yao Ming holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

Standing 2.29 metres (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. And now, as one of the front men of Beijing`s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the former NBA star is again the centre of attention.

Boston failed to deliver on promises, says IOC chief
Boston failed to deliver on promises, says IOC chief

The United States has pledged to find a new candidate city for the 2024 Olympics after Boston failed to "deliver" on promises, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

Tokyo Games chief apologises for stadium plan scrapping
Tokyo Games chief apologises for stadium plan scrapping

Tokyo 2020 Games chief Yoshiro Mori on Wednesday formally apologised to the International Olympic Committee after plans for the new Olympic stadium were scrapped earlier this month over ballooning costs.

Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested

Boston`s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics ended Monday amid financial fears and local opposition, leaving the US Olympic Committee to seek a replacement candidate by mid-September.

Boston flop a sobering reminder to Toronto
Boston flop a sobering reminder to Toronto

Basking in the glow of a hugely successful Pan American Games 

IOC 'confident' on US 2024 Olympic bid despite Boston pullout
IOC 'confident' on US 2024 Olympic bid despite Boston pullout

The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it remains confident the United States will deliver a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games despite Boston`s withdrawal a day earlier.

Almaty narrows gap on Beijing in 2022 Olympics race
Almaty narrows gap on Beijing in 2022 Olympics race

Beijing and Almaty on Monday embarked on a frantic final lobbying campaign for the 2022 Winter Olympics ahead of a decision this week on the winner.

Governor undecided over struggling Boston bid
Governor undecided over struggling Boston bid

Boston`s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics suffered another blow on Friday as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker reiterated he could not give backing to the event until he`s reviewed an independent report of its finances.

Japan faces $50 million bill for scrapped stadium

Japan is on the hook to pay as much as $50 million for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has been laid, officials and media said Wednesday.

Pyeongchang promises no budget waste at 2018 Winter Games

The head of Pyeongchang`s organising committee for the 2018 Winter Games (POCOG) has promised there will no wastage of taxpayers money and said they were aiming to deliver "the most effective and economic" Olympics.

TOP scheme will help in planning our Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta
TOP scheme will help in planning our Olympics preparation: Jwala Gutta

 With the Sports Ministry set to include Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the TOP scheme, the Hyderabadi shuttler on Friday expressed happiness and said it will motivate them further and help plan their preparation for Rio Olympics.

Beijing looks fair bet for 2022 Winter Games, despite lack of enthusiasm
Beijing looks fair bet for 2022 Winter Games, despite lack of enthusiasm

Poorly attended news conferences, a meager global social media footprint and lack of much obvious enthusiasm on the ground; Beijing looks like an improbable front-runner to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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.