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The IOC, between concerns about Olympic boxing and new challenges for winter sports

At the Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne, the highest authorities of the International Olympic Committee once again warned the International Boxing Federation and questioned its inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 program. In addition, there were definitions of the future scenario for the 2030 Winter Games and beyond.

Sport, a tool for improving societies

Professional or amateur at all levels, the main economic powers invest seriously in high performance.

Without China, promises from Italy and Australia jumped better than everyone else

Michael Payne receives prestigious Pierre de Coubertin medal

The author has been involved with Olympic Movement for over 40 years

All roads lead to... Nice

For the first time in history and due to the start of the 2024 Olympic Games, the Tour de France will not end in Paris.

Qatar recognized the death of “between 400 and 500” migrants working for the World Cup

Hassan al Thawadi, General Secretary of Qatar 2022, admitted this in an interview and it generated strong repercussions. The Supreme Committee then released a statement to clarify the figure. Human rights, once again in the focus of the World Cup.

After the good performance hosting the 2022 South American Games, Asunción will host the 2025 Junior Pan American Games

Ticket sales for Paris 2024 begin: there will be 10 million available

From December 1 to January 31, registration is open for a raffle and those selected will be able to put together their Make Your Games package to combine up to three sports. Then, there will be a second process for selling individual tickets.

Caster Semenya: A case that should broaden the debate

Is the competitive restriction imposed on the South African only a debatable question of sporting equality?

A new window in the Olympic building

The first edition of the Central American and Caribbean Sea and Beach Games was held in the Colombian city of Santa Marta during the last week with the presence of five Olympic sports and tickets to the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

A stunner in the latest FIBA Men’s Basketball World Ranking

The United States no longer holds the top spot, a position they held for 12 consecutive years.

IOC’s historic step: equal number of women and men on committees

The IOC committees are meeting in Lausanne and for the first time have equal representation of men and women. The new structure also has the presence of refugee athletes.

A renewed taekwondo celebrated its World Cup in Mexico, but will continue on the path to adjusting its rules

The host country won the most medals at the XXV World Championship, which ended on Sunday in Guadalajara and awarded important points to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In addition, World Taekwondo managed to implement an important regulatory change, similar to the three-set tennis scheme.

“Confidence in Russia’s anti-doping system remains very low”

In December, the sanction against Russia ends and the president of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA), Witold Bańka, spoke about what the process will be like to verify if the provisions were met. From Russia they asked not to politicize the decision.

Thorpe criticizes FINA: “I am in favor of equity in sports, but I am also in favor of equality”

The multiple Olympic medalist spoke out in favor of equality in sports after assuring that FINA made a mistake in its rule against transgender athletes.

Handball has its first ticket for Paris 2024

Norway successfully defended the crown of the European Women's Handball Championship after winning the final against Denmark and will accompany France at the next Olympic Games, which has its place because of its hosting status.

With an eye on more gold in Paris, Sunisa “Suni” Lee will leave school in 2023 to focus on the Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 gold medalist is currently in her second year at Auburn University. She won a national championship in the balance beam as a freshman.

It’s not technology, it’s men

The VAR, which in football generates controversy and divides waters, is a great resource in its equivalents of other sports.

Indonesia will submit its bid for the 2036 Olympic Games: the special feature of the announcement

President Joko Widodo, at a conference with Thomas Bach, revealed that the chosen headquarters is Nusantara, the new administrative capital that will begin to be built in 2024.

Modern pentathlon sends signals to the IOC to survive in the Olympic program

In its goal to be reconsidered for Los Angeles 1928, the traditional military discipline eliminated the equestrian test and replaced it with an obstacle course. It was voted last weekend, despite strong opposition from several of its figures.