Olympics Features

LA 2024 Olympic bid launches annual Green Medal Awards sports sustainability contest

Posted June 28th 2017.

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The LA 2024 Olympic bid has unveiled the LA 2024 Green Medal Awards that will be a national annual sports sustainability contest to encourage green practices. It is a direct shout out ... read more

Olympics: LA 2024 bid gets a boost from MLS, MLB, NFL support and new LA Rams stadium

Posted June 26th 2017.

The LA Rams are getting a new stadium which will be utilized should LA host the Games. It is under construction now at Hollywood Park © LA Rams LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Local professional sports leagues Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Football League (NFL) all have voiced their support for the Los Angeles Olympic bid as they join ... read more

2024 Bid cities Los Angeles and Paris pull out all the stops for Olympic Day

Posted June 23rd 2017.

Paris produced a floating athletics track in the Seine © Paris 2024 LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Both bid cities in this 2024 summer Games race put on spectacular Olympic Day celebrations today June 23rd to ignite their Olympic Spirit and rally the enthusiasm in their home countries to ... read more

BRENDA DURAN: Fun in the Sun in Los Angeles for Olympic fans

Posted June 23rd 2017.

Santa Monica is renown for its pier and restuarants © Bigstock BRENDA DURAN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Summer in Los Angeles would not be as popular without the countless beaches that surround it. The sandy beaches stretch for miles, some with elaborate sea caves, others with the perfect waves and ... read more

#FollowTheSun to Olympic Agenda 2020 campaign is launched by LA 2024

Posted June 22nd 2017.

#FollowTheSun to Olympic Agenda 2020 © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Los Angeles (LA) 2024 has launched its #FollowTheSun to Olympic Agenda 2020 campaign, which will span across 20 activities in 20 days to demonstrate how LA 2024 can contribute to the International ... read more

Olympics: Anita DeFrantz and Joan Benoit Samuelson join Court of Honor of the LA Memorial Coliseum

Posted June 22nd 2017.

LA84 Foundation and LA Memorial Coliseum honor Anita DeFrantz and Joan Benoit Samuelson © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (SFC) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Two of Southern California's most lauded Olympians earned prominent commemoration plaques in the iconic LA Memorial Coliseum for their contribution to sport. President and CEO of the LA84 Foundation, Renata Simril; and Los ... read more

Olympics: Innsbruck projects $1.3 billion affordable winter Games for 2026

Posted June 21st 2017.

The feasibility study confirms Tyrol's sports facilities are up to date and Olympic friendly opening the door for a new Olympic Dream © Bigstock LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The feasibility study on a proposed Innsbruck-Tyrol Olympic bid for 2026 was revealed today with an estimated $1.3 billion budget but the final say may land with the local residents to approve a ... read more

Olympics: IOC signs Intel through 2024 to take fan interaction to the next level

Posted June 21st 2017.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich explained they will bring the Games closer to the fans with virtual reality © Intel LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel announced today in New York that the technology giant is the newest member of the Worldwide TOP Partner program through 2024. Intel is set to ... read more

NEIL WILSON: It is Olympic but is it sport?

Posted June 21st 2017.

Tokyo 2020 will see a number of new sports events on the Olympic Programme © Bigstock THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Bridge is a card game. The only aspect of self it exercises is a brain cell. But this month it has been officially declared a sport in ... read more

Olympics: WADA announces the UCLA anti-doping lab has been partially suspended

Posted June 20th 2017.

The UCLA campus where the lab is located is slated to be the Olympic Village should Los Angeles host the 2024 Games © Bigstock LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it has partially suspended its accreditation of the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory (UCLA Laboratory) as it relates to analysis of specific prohibited substances, effective ... read more