Tokyo Games' final cost pegged at $13B

Closing Bell / Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The official final price tag for last year’s COVID-delayed Tokyo Games was US$13B, the organizing committee said in its "final act before it is dissolved at the end of the month." The cost was "twice what was forecast in 2013 when Tokyo was awarded the Games," but still lower...

Indigenous-led partnership moving on with Vancouver Winter Games bid

Daily / Wednesday, June 15, 2022
An Indigenous-led partnership is “moving ahead with plans to host" the ‘30 Games in Vancouver and Whistler, but organizers said that "all groups must be on board by December if the proposal is to go ahead,” according to Gemma Karstens-Smith of the CP. It would be the "first Indigenous-led...

Eileen Gu joins Salt Lake City Winter Games committee bid

Daily / Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Chinese Gold Medal-winning freestyle skier Eileen Gu has "signed on to work for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. Bid committee spokesperson Tom Kelly confirmed Gu's participation as an "athlete representative." At the Time100 Summit...

Sports continue campaigns for spot in LA28 program

Daily / Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Sports “chasing a place" in the LA28 program in the next few months will have their Olympic hopes “realized or dashed," according to Louise Radnofsky of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. LA28 last week said that "serious contenders will get invitations in June to submit a formal application...

Japan ramping up Sapporo '30 Olympic bid

Global / Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita  met with politicians and business leaders on Tuesday to "promote Sapporo’s bid" for the '30 Winter Olympics. Yamashista said that if the northern Japanese city lands the Games, "little new construction will be needed." He said, "From both inside and outside our...

Esports could make way on Olympic program for '32 Games

Daily / Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The popularity of esports is “threatening to kill the chances of iconic Australian sports being included” in the ’32 Brisbane Games, according to Julian Linden of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Olympic host nations are allowed to “recommend some new sports for inclusion on the program -- even if only...

U.S., Australia reviving "Duel in the Pool" competition

Daily / Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The U.S. and Australia will "revive the bilateral Duel in the Pool contest" after a gap of 15 years in Sydney in August, according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. The three-day event at Sydney's Olympic Park from Aug. 19-21 will "bring together 30 Olympic, Paralympic and national team...