Summer Olympic Games http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23863/all en Olympics-Quake fears are not a factor, says Tokyo bid chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-quake-fears-are-not-factor-says-tokyo-bid-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Alastair Himmer</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Concerns that a major earthquake could strike during the 2020 Olympics will not affect Tokyo's chances of hosting the Games, the city's bid leader said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Tokyo tiptoed into the bidding race after losing out to Rio de Janeiro for 2016 and with the country still recovering from a deadly tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-quake-fears-are-not-factor-says-tokyo-bid-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japanese Olympic Committee National Olympic Stadium Natural Disaster Olympic Games Person Career Quotation Sport in Japan Sports Summer Olympic Games Summer Olympics Summer Olympics bids Tokyo Tokyo bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731488 at http://www.globalpost.com Live Nation to rock London Olympic park in 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/live-nation-rock-london-olympic-park-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Live Nation Entertainment said on Tuesday it had secured exclusive rights to host major music concerts in London's Olympic Park and Stadium complex in 2013.</p> <p>Live Nation, which hosted more than 400 concerts and performances across Europe in the past year, said it has already planned to hold its Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling events at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the summer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/live-nation-rock-london-olympic-park-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Live Nation Sports Summer Olympic Games Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737823 at http://www.globalpost.com Future of London Olympic stadium "to be secured in March" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/future-london-olympic-stadium-be-secured-march <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Maria Golovnina</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - British Olympic chiefs, keen to secure a lasting future for London's splashy sporting arenas, hope to find a permanent tenant for its centrepiece stadium by March - a deal seen as a barometer of the project's financial health.</p> <p>Six months since London won worldwide kudos for hosting the Games, wrangling over the future of the stadium is seen as a litmus test for Britain's ability to turn the sprawling Olympics complex into a new and vibrant part of London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/future-london-olympic-stadium-be-secured-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> London Borough of Newham Sports Summer Olympic Games Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:01:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739496 at http://www.globalpost.com Judo: Bullying exposes sports' military roots in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/judo-bullying-exposes-sports-military-roots-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The resignation of the national women's judo coach who beat athletes with a bamboo sword was a nasty reminder of how Japan's sporting world still draws on the traditions that led the country to war last century, experts say.</p> <p>And, they say, despite the bravery of the judokas who risked their careers to bring it to light, the culture of coercion and corporal punishment is so ingrained that it will die hard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/judo-bullying-exposes-sports-military-roots-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Martial arts Sports Summer Olympic Games AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:15:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751510 at http://www.globalpost.com Judo: Bullying exposes sports' military roots in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/judo-bullying-exposes-sports-military-roots-japan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The resignation of the national women's judo coach who beat athletes with a bamboo sword was a nasty reminder of how Japan's sporting world still draws on the traditions that led the country to war last century, experts say.</p> <p>And, they say, despite the bravery of the judokas who risked their careers to bring it to light, the culture of coercion and corporal punishment is so ingrained that it will die hard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/judo-bullying-exposes-sports-military-roots-japan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Martial arts Sports Summer Olympic Games AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 04:45:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751520 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: London Basketball Arena up for sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/olympics-london-basketball-arena-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The distinctive outer shell of the London 2012 Olympics Basketball Arena is being put on the market because no use has been found for the temporary building so far, The Times newspaper reported Saturday.</p> <p>Barr Construction, which built the arena, is seeking expressions of interest by March 31 for the steel and PVC-moulded structure that some compared to a mattress or a cake with icing on, thanks to its white, ripple-effect appearance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/olympics-london-basketball-arena-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Summer Olympic Games Summer Olympic venues AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 04:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757351 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Bulgaria wrestling coach on hunger strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/olympics-bulgaria-wrestling-coach-hunger-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgarian wrestling coach and two-times Olympic champion Armen Nazaryan has started a hunger strike to protest the sport being dumped from the 2020 Olympics, the country's wrestling federation said Sunday.</p> <p>"The two times Olympic champion will not eat until the start of the European Championship on March 22 in Tbilisi, Georgia ... and will only take juices," a statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/olympics-bulgaria-wrestling-coach-hunger-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Bulgaria Sports Summer Olympic Games AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772032 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Los Angeles to seek 2024 Summer Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/olympics-los-angeles-seek-2024-summer-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles plans to bid on hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the city's effort has some major celebrity backers.</p> <p>The American West Coast metropolis, which hosted the 1932 Games and the 1984 Olympics that were boycotted by the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, expressed its interest in a letter to the US Olympic Committee (USOC).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/olympics-los-angeles-seek-2024-summer-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Antonio Villaraigosa Entertainment Human Interest Sports Summer Olympic Games AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776491 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-Los Angeles interested in 2024 Olympic bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/olympics-los-angeles-interested-2024-olympic-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - The mayor of Los Angeles has notified the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) that the city is interested in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.</p> <p>Los Angeles has hosted the Games twice before, in 1932 and 1984, and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the USOC the city was keen to try for a third time.</p> <p>"On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Villaraigosa wrote in a letter to the USOC.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/olympics-los-angeles-interested-2024-olympic-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Summer Olympic Games Summer Olympics bids Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776515 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Olympics-U.S. pleased with interest in 2024 Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/olympics-us-pleased-interest-2024-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects attribution of USOC comment to Scott Blackmun)</p> <p>March 8 (Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Friday it was pleased with the level of interest by cities in possibly hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.</p> <p>Last month the USOC sent out letters to the mayors of America's 35 biggest cities to gauge their interest in bidding for the 2024 Games and received a mixed bag of responses to their overture.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/olympics-us-pleased-interest-2024-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Summer Olympic Games United States Olympic Committee Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777587 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Seven in court over Dutch linesman killing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/football-seven-court-over-dutch-linesman-killing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six teenagers and one of their fathers appeared before a Dutch court on Monday to face charges over the killing of a football linesman last year.</p> <p>At a pre-trial hearing, with limited access for the media at the Lelystad courthouse, northeast of Amsterdam, the teenagers and a 51-year-old man whose 16-year-old son was with him in the dock, were all charged with the death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen on December 3.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/football-seven-court-over-dutch-linesman-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of the Netherlands Richard Nieuwenhuizen Summer Olympic Games AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779837 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Seven in court over Dutch linesman killing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/football-seven-court-over-dutch-linesman-killing-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six teenagers and one of their fathers appeared before a Dutch court on Monday to face charges over the killing of a football linesman last year.</p> <p>At a pre-trial hearing, with limited access for the media at the Lelystad courthouse, northeast of Amsterdam, the teenagers and a 51-year-old man whose 16-year-old son was with him in the dock, were all charged with the death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen on December 3.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/football-seven-court-over-dutch-linesman-killing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Europe Geography of the Netherlands Richard Nieuwenhuizen Summer Olympic Games AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:16:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779866 at http://www.globalpost.com One dead as two helicopters collide at Berlin stadium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/one-dead-two-helicopters-collide-at-berlin-stadium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One person died Thursday as two helicopters collided over Berlin's iconic Olympic Stadium during a police security exercise for operations against football hooligans, authorities said.</p> <p>The Berlin fire brigade said in a statement that at least one person was killed and "several injured" when the two aircraft collided at low altitude during a spring snowstorm.</p> <p>German media said the casualty was a pilot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/one-dead-two-helicopters-collide-at-berlin-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City-states Sports Summer Olympic Games AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:16:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789753 at http://www.globalpost.com One dead as helicopters collide at Berlin Olympic Stadium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/one-dead-helicopters-collide-at-berlin-olympic-stadium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least one police officer died Thursday after two helicopters collided at Berlin's iconic Olympic Stadium during a security exercise for operations against football hooligans, authorities said.</p> <p>The Berlin fire brigade said in a statement that "several were injured and at least one killed" when the two aircraft crashed into each other at low altitude over a field on the stadium's grounds at about 0930 GMT during a spring snowstorm.</p> <p>Police said the dead officer was a pilot and that four police had been hurt, two of them -- a man and a woman -- seriously.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/one-dead-helicopters-collide-at-berlin-olympic-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Germany Sports Summer Olympic Games Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:17:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789901 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: West Ham to take over London stadium - club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/olympics-west-ham-take-over-london-stadium-club-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>English Premier League football club West Ham United are to become the main tenants of London's Olympic Stadium, it was announced on Friday.</p> <p>The 80,000 capacity stadium in east London, which hosted the athletics and the ceremonies at last year's Olympics and Paralympics, will be converted to a 54,000-seater venue in time for the 2016-2017 football season.</p> <p>The long-term future of the £429 million ($648-million, 503-million-euro) venue in Stratford was supposed to have been decided before the Games but a series of legal challenges delayed the process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/olympics-west-ham-take-over-london-stadium-club-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Summer Olympic Games Summer Olympic venues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:46:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791010 at http://www.globalpost.com