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Rio Olympic Village opens its gate

The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug 5.

Three Russian bobsledders get life ban from Olympic Games

2017-11-30 13:36

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned three Russian bobsledders from all the Olympic Games subsequent from the 2014 winter edition for doping rule violations, the IOC announced on its official website.

Snooker targets big break by potting place at Paris Games

2017-11-10 07:12

SOFIA - Snooker as well as two other cue sports - carom billiards and pool - deserve to be part of the Paris 2024 Olympic program, the secretary general of the newly formed World Snooker Federation (WSF) said on Wednesday.

Safety getting new emphasis at ski resorts as public zeal grows

2017-11-06 08:32

With skiing emerging as a popular outdoor leisure activity in China, the country's winter sports governing body has called for tighter safety management at ski resorts.

Tokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic Games

2017-10-30 09:29

Portable floats featuring number of 1,000 are displayed as participants attend the countdown ceremony to mark 1,000 days until the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, October 28, 2017.

Judge's ruling will keep Rio Olympic head Nuzman in jail

2017-10-10 10:51

Carlos Nuzman, who headed the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will remain in prison under a judge's order issued on Monday.

Olympics: Oceania allowed small quota of athletes at 2022 Asian Games

2017-09-21 09:46

A small contingent of athletes from Oceania nations will be allowed to compete at the 2022 Asian Games in China so long as their qualification paths for the 2024 Paris Olympics go through Asia, the Australian Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Olympic Council of Asia: Oceania in Asian Games unlikely

2017-09-19 09:25

The hopes of Australia and other Oceania countries being allowed to compete in the Asian Games have been diminished by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia.

IOC awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Olympics

2017-09-14 10:08

The International Olympic Committee has confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as the Summer Olympics host cities for 2024 and 2028 respectively, through a vote by a show of hands on Wednesday in Lima, Peru.

IOC President Thomas Bach to visit Los Angeles this weekend in wake of Lima Session

2017-09-12 09:42

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will visit US city of Los Angeles this weekend, following the IOC Lima Session which is set to confirm LA as 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games host city, said LA 2028, Los Angeles' Olympic organizing committee, on Monday.

IOC Evaluation Commission confirms LA's readiness to host 2028 Olympic Games

2017-09-12 09:08

Los Angeles' plans and readiness for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been reviewed and confirmed by the International Olympic Committee(IOC) Evaluation Commission, said LA 2028, Los Angeles' Olympic organizing committee, on Monday.

President urges saturation in sports

2017-08-28 05:41

President Xi Jinping asks the country to develop into a strong sporting nation through the opportunities presented by hosting major events, before opening the 13th Chinese National Games in Tianjin.

National Games reach out to the public

2017-08-27 20:16

An important highlight of the 13th National Games is to make the traditionally elite-only event more accessible to the general public, said Liu Guoyong, the head of mass sports of the General Administration of Sport, the country's top sport body.

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