Japan to stop using controversial 2020 Olympics logo
Japan to stop using controversial 2020 Olympics logo

The organising committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday decided to stop using its controversial logo amid accusations of plagiarism.

Los Angeles council to vote on 2024 bid next week
Los Angeles council to vote on 2024 bid next week

Los Angeles council members will vote on the city`s bid for the 2024 Olympics next week after a panel on Friday gave its backing to the proposals.

Trash forces sailing test venue switch
Trash forces sailing test venue switch

Floating trash in Rio de Janeiro`s picturesque but polluted Guanabara Bay has forced organizers to switch venues for an Olympic sailing test event.

Brazil increases budget for Rio 2016
Brazil increases budget for Rio 2016

 Brazil has raised the official budget for the Rio 2016 Olympics by 70 million reais to 38.67 billion reais ($11 billion), authorities said.

Pre-Olympic sailors embark on Rio warmup
Pre-Olympic sailors embark on Rio warmup

The world`s best racing sailors dueled each other, tricky winds, currents -- and floating garbage -- on Rio`s iconic Guanabara Bay in a warmup Saturday for next year`s Olympics.

Rio de Janeiro cab drivers offered free English courses for Olympics
Rio de Janeiro cab drivers offered free English courses for Olympics

Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro have been offered free English courses to improve communication with tourists during next year's Olympics.

Rio de Janeiro holds equestrian tests amid disease outbreak
Rio de Janeiro holds equestrian tests amid disease outbreak

Rio de Janeiro began holding equestrian test events Thursday ahead of the 2016 Olympics despite concerns over an outbreak of the deadly, highly contagious horse disease glanders at nearby stables.

'Government not sacrificing poor for Winter Olympics'
'Government not sacrificing poor for Winter Olympics'

 The expenditure incurred by China on the 2022 Winter Olympics will in no way affect its effort to alleviate poverty in the country's remote areas, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.

Rio de Janeiro will be ready for Olympics: Mayor
Rio de Janeiro will be ready for Olympics: Mayor

Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are running on time and under budget, proving Brazil's capacity to keep its promises, city mayor Eduardo Paes has said.

Mobile key to growth, Martin Sorrell tells IOC
Mobile key to growth, Martin Sorrell tells IOC

Olympic chiefs must pump more content to mobile devices, and extend the allure of the Games outside its 17-day window to stay relevant to young people, marketing guru Martin Sorrell said on Sunday.

IOC dismisses Tokyo logo dispute
IOC dismisses Tokyo logo dispute

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday denied there was a legal problem over clashing logos for the Tokyo 2020 Games and one for a Belgian theatre.

China media says Beijing can handle any problem for Winter Games
China media says Beijing can handle any problem for Winter Games

Chinese state-run media on Saturday lauded the decision to award Beijing the 2022 Winter Olympics, saying the city could handle any problem thrown at it and would aim to put on a "big party".

Rio Games torch to be lit in Olympia on April 21, 2106
Rio Games torch to be lit in Olympia on April 21, 2106

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics torch will be lit in Greece`s ancient Olympia on April 21 next year before leaving for the South American country 12 days later, organisers said on Saturday.

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.