The Winter Olympics, with its spectacular ski jumpers, daring speed skaters and athletic snowboarders, should welcome chess into its schedule, the chief of the game`s governing body told Chinese media Wednesday.
The International Olympic Committee executive board on Friday gave the greenlight to organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Games to move three competition venues as part of a plan to trim more than $1 billion from the budget.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.
Asian Olympic officials have agreed to let countries from Oceania compete at the region`s next indoor Games, a significant move that could open the door for sporting powerhouse Australia to integrate more into Asia.
Indonesia is poised to be selected as the host of the next Asian Games in 2018 after Vietnam withdrew because of financial concerns, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) told Reuters on Wednesday.
Beijing promised a "frugal" Winter Olympics and to harness the event to clean up the capital`s notorious air pollution if selected as host of the 2022 Games, but the pledges were greeted with skepticism on Chinese social media.
The attorneys of German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle Monday denied the accusation of conscious or "even willful" doping, three days after the biathlete was kicked out of the Sochi Games due to positive doping test result.
IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday congratulated Russia for delivering "all what it had promised" in hosting the Sochi Games and thanked President Vladimir Putin for his role ensuring their "extraordinary success".
Sochi`s $50 billion Olympics, closely interwoven with President Vladimir Putin`s image and plagued by controversy in the build-up, closed on Sunday with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.