Olympic Games http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23869/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 Olympics-Cash-strapped Madrid ready to host Games, bid team say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-cash-strapped-madrid-ready-host-games-bid-team-say <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 Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Madrid will be capable of staging a successful 2020 Olympics despite the parlous state of Spain's finances, officials behind the city's bid said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Today the biggest weakness we have is the economy but we can overcome it," Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco told a news conference, a day after Madrid's bid dossier was handed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/olympics-cash-strapped-madrid-ready-host-games-bid-team-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alejandro Blanco Business Candidate Position Community of Madrid Geography of Europe International Olympic Committee Madrid Madrid bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics Madrid bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Person Career Quotation Sports Summer Olympics Summer Olympics bids Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731606 at http://www.globalpost.com Weightlifting-Korean 'Female Hercules' Jang calls time on career http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/weightlifting-korean-female-hercules-jang-calls-time-career <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 Narae Kim GOYANG, South Korea, Jan 10 (Reuters) - South Korea's Jang Mi-ran bid an emotional farewell to weightlifting after a decorated 15-year career when the 'Female Hercules' announced her retirement at news conference in her hometown on Thursday. The 29-year-old, accompanied by her father, mother and younger sister, struggled to deliver a tearful speech as she said goodbye to a sport that had rewarded her efforts with four world titles, as well as Olympic and Asian Games success.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/weightlifting-korean-female-hercules-jang-calls-time-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jang Jang Mi-Ran Jang Mi-ran Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732501 at http://www.globalpost.com Suppliers get belated shot at London Olympic gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/suppliers-get-belated-shot-at-london-olympic-gold <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 Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - British businesses denied a chance to trumpet their role in the 2012 Olympics because of strict sponsorship rules have been cleared to promote their involvement in the Games.</p> <p>Firms which helped design and build the Olympic Park in east London had complained that tight regulations to protect big-spending sponsors kept them out of the spotlight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/suppliers-get-belated-shot-at-london-olympic-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Olympic Games Summer Olympics Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740418 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-IOC plans to cut one sport in February, add one in May http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/olympics-ioc-plans-cut-one-sport-february-add-one-may <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 Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 30 (Reuters) - One Olympic sport will learn next month that its Games future is in jeopardy when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meets to decide the shape of the summer Games from 2020.</p> <p>The IOC's executive board, meeting in Lausanne on Feb. 12 and 13, will pick a core of 25 summer Olympic sports that will be put to a single vote at their session in Argentina in September.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/olympics-ioc-plans-cut-one-sport-february-add-one-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Sports Summer Olympics Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741437 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Russia rejects Sochi workers abuse claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/olympics-russia-rejects-sochi-workers-abuse-claims <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>Russia on Wednesday dismissed a rights watchdog's report that workers building sites for the Winter Olympic Games next year in the resort of Sochi were abused and cheated out of their wages.</p> <p>Human Rights Watch said in a new report that many workers from post-Soviet nations had their passports confiscated and worked 12-hour shifts with few days off as the Kremlin raced to finish Olympic construction with one year to go until the 2014 Games. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/olympics-russia-rejects-sochi-workers-abuse-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Olympic Games Sochi AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:47:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747397 at http://www.globalpost.com Sports: Inaugural European Games will be innovative - Hickey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/sports-inaugural-european-games-will-be-innovative-hickey <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 inaugural European Games being hosted by Baku in 2015 will be about being different and innovative, the president of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Pat Hickey told AFP in an interview.</p> <p>The 67-year-old Irishman, who is on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elite Executive Board, saw his dream realised last year when the Games were voted into being by 85 percent of the EOC members.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/sports-inaugural-european-games-will-be-innovative-hickey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baku Entertainment Olympic Games Summer Olympics AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:45:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748369 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Sochi tickets go on sale in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/olympics-sochi-tickets-go-sale-russia <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>Tickets went on sale for the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 on Thursday, one year ahead of the opening ceremony, but they were only available to Russians and foreigners living in Russia.</p> <p>"On February 7, with a year to go until the start of the XXII Winter Games in Sochi, tickets to the Olympic Games are going on sale," the organising committee said in a statement.</p> <p>Tickets went on sale on the website <a href="http://www.sochi2014.com" title="www.sochi2014.com">www.sochi2014.com</a>, which says that tickets can be picked up in Sochi or Moscow or can be delivered around Russia to customers, who have to show valid passports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/olympics-sochi-tickets-go-sale-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Sports Technology Winter Olympic Games AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748910 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: IOC warns on Pakistan meddling claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/olympics-ioc-warns-pakistan-meddling-claims <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 International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it had issued a warning over alleged political interference in Pakistan's national organisation.</p> <p>"The IOC will continue to support the Pakistan Olympic Association, whose office-bearers were duly and democratically elected last year," a spokesman for the Lausanne-based body told AFP in an emailed statement.</p> <p>"The IOC condemns the current attempts of a number of individuals and bodies to destabilise the POA as it threatens the interests of the Olympic Movement and its athletes in Pakistan."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/olympics-ioc-warns-pakistan-meddling-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Pakistan Pakistan Olympic Association Politics AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:31:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749301 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: One sport set to be cast into Olympic limbo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/olympics-one-sport-set-be-cast-olympic-limbo <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 sports federation will not be happy on Tuesday as the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote in Lausanne to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games.</p> <p>The Executive Board will then vote at a later date on what sport should replace it at those Games with squash - which lost out to golf and rugby sevens for the 2016 edition - and karate among the frontrunners to do so.</p> <p>Such decisions do not sit easily with some of the IOC members outside the EB who believe that such matters should be debated and decided upon by all of them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/olympics-one-sport-set-be-cast-olympic-limbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752256 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Olympics: Wrestling out of Olympic programme for 2020 - IOC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-olympics-wrestling-out-olympic-programme-2020-ioc <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 International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday opted to remove wrestling from the programme of sports at the 2020 Games, a spokesman said.</p> <p>The decision, taken at the IOC's executive committee meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, means wrestling now faces a fight against seven other sports for inclusion at the Games, the location of which will be decided later this year.</p> <p>stp/phz/ak</p> International Olympic Committee Olympic Games Sports AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:47:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753489 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Wrestling out of Olympic programme for 2020 - IOC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/olympics-wrestling-out-olympic-programme-2020-ioc-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>Wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first Games in ancient Greece, looks set to be dropped, after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted to remove it from the programme for 2020.</p> <p>The decision, taken by the 15 members of the IOC executive board in Lausanne, Switzerland, leaves the sport grappling against seven other disciplines for inclusion at the Games, the location of which will be decided later this year.</p> <p>"It's a real shock. Wrestling was not on the radar," an IOC source told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/olympics-wrestling-out-olympic-programme-2020-ioc-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Olympic sports Sports AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753521 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: IOC allows S. Korean footballer to receive medal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/football-ioc-allows-s-korean-footballer-receive-medal <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>South Korean footballer Park Jong-Woo will finally receive his Olympic bronze medal, along with a stern warning for an overt political gesture he made at the London Games, Korean officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>The decision to award Park his medal was taken after the footballer appeared before an International Olympic Committee (IOC) disciplinary hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday.</p> <p>"The IOC disciplinary commission warned him over his action in London, but he will receive the medal," a spokesman for the Korean Olympic Committee told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/football-ioc-allows-s-korean-footballer-receive-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Olympic Games Park Jong-Woo Political geography AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753571 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-sports-news-summary <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>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Deal should make "King Felix" richest pitcher 2013-02-12T223104Z_1_BRE91B1KD_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-MARINERS-H ERNANDEZ.XML () -</p> <p>Williams, Sharapova cruise into third round in Qatar 2013-02-12T202922Z_1_BRE91B1G9_RTROPTC_0_US-TENNIS-WOMAN-DOHA.X ML () -</p> <p>Woods adds three PGA Tour events to Masters buildup 2013-02-12T223414Z_1_BRE91B1KO_RTROPTC_0_US-GOLF-PGA-WOODS.XML () -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Sports United States Anti-Doping Agency Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:31:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754421 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Olympics-Wrestling in shock as IOC wields Games axe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-6-olympics-wrestling-shock-ioc-wields-games-axe <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>* Wrestling took part in first modern Games in 1896</p> <p>* Federation says vote an aberration</p> <p>* Olympic exit will hit sport's finances (Updates with U.S. Olympic Committee reaction)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>LAUSANNE, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Wrestling was left in a state of shock after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a surprise recommendation on Tuesday to drop the sport from the 2020 Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-6-olympics-wrestling-shock-ioc-wields-games-axe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Olympics Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:01:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754528 at http://www.globalpost.com