Vladimir Putin will attend Beijing Olympics despite Russian government officials being banned due to doping sanctions
The Russian president is the first major head of state who has signed up for the Games as China faces potential diplomatic boycott.
IOC president tells Olympic Movement “we will again have safe and secure Olympic Games” in Beijing
Thomas Bach, in an open letter on Friday, also thanked stakeholders for their “unprecedented” efforts to make Tokyo 2020 a success despite the pandemic.
ATR Extra: 1st ISF U15 World School Sport Games Belgrade 2021 - educational day and “be together” ceremony
The host for the next ISF U15 World School Sport Games in 2023 was also announced.
FIFA survey finds that a majority of football fans are open to the World Cup being held more frequently
But the study also found that maintaining the status quo of every four years was the most popular single choice among respondents.
The name of the Spanish bid for the Winter Games becomes a high-voltage political issue
The government of Catalonia wants the bid to be called “Pyrenees-Barcelona 2030”, but the government of Spain wants “Aragon-Catalonia 2030”. Catalonia’s desire for independence complicates the project.