Olympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has approved 22 sports for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games.

The 22 sports include badminton and taekwondo, which were staged for the first time at Tokyo 2020. The same 22 sports will be contested at Paris 2024.

Additionally LA28 organisers have also been given the opportunity to explore the inclusion of para climbing or para surfing on the programme, and if these sports are put forward for consideration, a final decision will be taken by the IPC Governing Board by the end of 2023

Jan 19, 2023 18:01
With one year to go to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024, the local Organising Committee (YOGOC) has Thursday unveiled its official mascot “Moongcho”, song and choreography.  All three of these were developed by young people in Korea. The YOGOC also appointed b-girl and YOG medallist Yeri Kim as an honorary ambassador.
Jan 18, 2023 16:01
Paris 2024 and official and exclusive hospitality provider for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, On Location, Tuesday launched a new online platform enabling members of the public to purchase customisable hospitality packages for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
Jan 16, 2023 17:01
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Monday announced that all media rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2026-2032 period have been awarded to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros. Discovery. 
Dec 21, 2022 20:12
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday announced that Viacom18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18) has secured the exclusive media rights to broadcast the Olympic Games Paris 2024, plus non-exclusive rights to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024, in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Dec 21, 2022 16:12
World Athletics on Tuesday announced the automatic qualifying standards for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The standards are the toughest ever for a global championship as World Athletics is aiming for just 50% of entrants to come via the standard, with the remaining 50% to be determined by world ranking.
Dec 20, 2022 17:12
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) have given their stamp of approval to the newly-elected body of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) following its recent elections. The two governing bodies also congratulated the IOA president PT Usha through a letter dated December 16.
Dec 19, 2022 19:12
LAUSANNE: SportAccord is pressing ahead with vital structural changes, after Martin Gibbs was confirmed as the organisation’s new permanent managing director. This appointment is one of several concrete steps taken by SportAccord since the dissolution of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) was voted by its members in late November.
Dec 14, 2022 20:12
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the composition of its Advisory Committee on Human Rights. This follows the approval of its Strategic Framework on Human Rights by the IOC Executive Board in September. The Advisory Committee’s mission is to provide the IOC with strategic guidance and advise on human rights risk management.
Dec 12, 2022 21:12
NEW DELHI: The legendary PT Usha, who since her retirement from athletics has been running a coaching academy, was on Saturday elected as the first woman president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Dec 09, 2022 18:12
LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which met here Friday for the 11th Olympic Summit, reaffirmed that the sanctions slapped on the Russian and Belarusian states and governments over the Russian invasion of Ukraine would stay in place for the foreseeable future.