Latest 2024 Olympic Games News

Luisi to conduct Ring Cycle with Dallas Symphony in 2024

May. 11, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Fabio Luisi will conduct a Ring Cycle in concert with the Dallas Symphony in October 2024. Luisi, who became music director for the 2020-21 season, will conduct two performances each of “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre” in May 2024, then add “Siegfried”...

All-Japan committee meets to promote Sapporo Olympic bid

May. 10, 2022 02:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, acknowledged the biggest stumbling block to holding the Olympics is the billions in costs. However, in another breath on Tuesday at a so-called “All Japan” meeting to promote Sapporo's bid for the 2030...

Obstacle racing set to replace horses in modern pentathlon

May. 02, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Under pressure to remove horse riding, modern pentathlon will test obstacle racing as a replacement in time for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Modern pentathlon’s governing body, known by its French acronym UIPM, said Monday it received “over 60 proposals” and...

Salt Lake, Sapporo head race to 2030 Olympics, and maybe '34

May. 02, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

Fraser Bullock, who leads Salt Lake City's bid to return the Winter Olympics to Utah, sounds very confident about success. “I believe we'll host a future Game(s). It's a question of when,” he said last week in a local television interview. But will it be in 2030,...

Chesterman elected president of Australian Olympic Committee

Apr. 30, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Ian Chesterman has moved up from vice president to president after voting was held Saturday to replace departing Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates. Chesterman defeated former Olympic swimmer Mark Stockwell 67-26 in the vote held during the AOC's annual...

Alex Gilady, Israeli Olympic Committee member, dies at 79

Apr. 14, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Alex Gilady, an Israeli media pioneer and longtime International Olympic Committee member, has died. He was 79. Gilady was a former sport executive at U.S. network NBC and was the first Israeli journalist to report from Egypt in 1977 ahead of the signing of a...

Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee banking more NCAA success

Apr. 05, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sunisa Lee needed a respite from the exhausting, all-consuming world of elite gymnastics. She wanted to go to school, and the ability now for college athletes to make money off name, image and likeness deals made it an easy call. The Olympic...

Indy lands 2024 US Olympic swim trials, ending Omaha's run

Mar. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

The next U.S. Olympic swimming team will be decided in a football stadium. USA Swimming announced Tuesday that its trials for the 2024 Paris Games will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, the massive home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. The decision marks the end of Omaha's...

Players push Paris Olympics to find a new basketball venue

Mar. 24, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After criticism from French national team players about a basketball venue planned for the 2024 Paris Olympics, organizers and the sport’s governing body agreed Thursday to find a new one. NBA players Evan Fournier and Rudy Gobert, who helped France win a silver...

Paris Olympics sets $26 lowest rate for 1 million tickets

Mar. 21, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — One million tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics will be sold for 24 euros ($26.50) each with availability for all 32 sports, organizers said on Monday. The Paris proposal to the IOC sets the basic price lower than at the 2012 London Olympics, where the 20 pounds...