Olympics

LAUSANNE: As part of the plans to ensure safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE to donate doses of the companies' COVID-19 vaccine to Games participants from National Olympic and Paralympic Committees around the world. 

National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will work with their local governments to coordinate local distribution in accordance with each country's vaccination guidelines and consistent with local regulations.

May 03, 2021 18:05
LAUSANNE: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced Monday that India’s PV Sindhu and Canada’s Michelle Li have been nominated as athlete ambassadors for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ‘Believe in Sport’ campaign aimed at preventing competition manipulation.
Apr 28, 2021 20:04
TOKYO: With 86 days left until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and 118 days left until the opening of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan Wednesday agreed on measures to ensure the safe
Apr 28, 2021 19:04
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020) Wednesday launched the second editions of the Tokyo 2020 Playbooks, with the version for Athletes and Team Officials.
Apr 22, 2021 19:04
LAUSANNE: The Athletes' Commission (AC) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday received the full support of the IOC executive board (EB) for a set of recommendations in regard to Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter and Athlete Expression at the Olympic Games.  Rule 50 provides a framework to protect the neutrality of sport and the Olympic Games.
Apr 16, 2021 16:04
LAUSANNE: The ITF board of directors has approved the revised date of the world rankings used as part of the Qualification System (QS) to determine direct entries for the Tokyo Olympic Tennis Event at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday 24 July – Sunday 1 August.
Apr 14, 2021 19:04
TOKYO 2020 AND THE TOKYO Metropolitan Government (TMG) Wednesday celebrated 100 days to go to the opening of the Olympic Games in 2021 with a poignant unveiling of the Olympic Rings on Mount Takao – one of Tokyo’s most scenic vantage points – as well as a commemorative ceremony with the Olympic and Paralympic mascots in downtown Tokyo.
Mar 25, 2021 16:03
TOKYO: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay kicked off Thursday in Fukushima, Japan. The grand start of the Olympic Torch Relay marks the start of the Olympic flame's journey across all of Japan's 47 prefectures, before it arrives in Tokyo for the opening of the Olympic Games on 23 July.
Mar 22, 2021 14:03
THIS YEAR'S TOKYO OLYMPIC and Paralympic Games will take place without any overseas spectators after organizers decided to ban international fans from attending the events over COVID-19 concerns. The decision was made during a virtual meeting between the various stakeholders on Saturday.
Mar 19, 2021 17:03
TORINO: Every year on April 6 the Olympic Movement celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, an annual acknowledgment of the power of sport to drive social change, foster community development and promote peace.
Mar 18, 2021 16:03
PARIS: The Paris 2024 Olympic Games board of directors has approved a climate strategy which commits Paris 2024 to organising the world’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games with a positive contribution to the climate.