Latest International Olympic Committee News

Salt Lake City Winter Olympics bid more likely for 2034

Jun. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Recent meetings with the IOC have led U.S. officials to believe all signs point toward Salt Lake City bidding for the 2034 Winter Olympics, though they say Utah's capital will be ready if asked to host the 2030 Games, too. U.S. Olympic and Paralympic...

Tokyo closes books on delayed Games; $13 billion price tag

Jun. 21, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The final price tag for last year's COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics was put at $13 billion (1.4 trillion Japanese yen), the organizing committee said Tuesday in its final act before it is dissolved at the end of the month. The cost was twice what was forecast in 2013 when...

Investigator warns boxing to change to save Olympic status

Jun. 20, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Fighting to keep their sport in the Olympics, boxing officials were warned on Monday to change its historical culture of breaking the rules. Investigator Richard McLaren said “corruption abounded” in the world boxing body formerly known as AIBA as...

Winter Olympics may not include Nordic combined for 1st time

Jun. 15, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

Nordic combined, which uniquely tests skiers on jaw-dropping jumps and heart-pounding trails, has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1924. Its time might be up. It is the only Olympic sport without women and the International Olympic Committee is due to make a decision later...

Russian champion bashes Bach, shows sympathy for Ukrainians

Jun. 09, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

Olympic champion high jumper Maria Lasitskene, likely to be banned from defending her three straight world titles next month, lashed out at the leaders of the IOC and World Athletics, and expressed sympathy for her Ukrainian competitors in a heartfelt open letter distributed Thursday. ...

Chinese Olympian Eileen Gu working for Salt Lake Games bid

Jun. 08, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

Eileen Gu, the California-born athlete who won two gold medals for China in freestyle skiing at the recent Beijing Olympics, has signed on to work for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics. Tom Kelly, a spokesman for the bid committee, confirmed Gu's participation...

Pro lacrosse season begins as sport's leaders eye Olympics

Jun. 04, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Rabil had a dream that went beyond the Premier Lacrosse League he founded with brother Mike four years ago. His passion was to bring the Native American sport to new heights with an eye toward getting it back in the Olympics for the first time in more than seven decades....

Refugee Olympic team awarded prestigious Spanish prize

May. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes said Wednesday. The prize jury said that their work to help refugee athletes “merges...

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

May. 25, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for the track and field world championships. An inspection team from World Athletics — the governing body of the sport — met with Tokyo...

Spain unable to reach deal for 2030 bid on Winter Olympics

May. 23, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish regional governments of Catalonia and Aragón have not been able to reach an agreement on a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics in the Pyrenees, the Spanish Olympic Committee said on Monday. The committee said the local governments met but could not come to...