Olympics Features

JOHN GOODBODY: Bach must now push for 2024 and 2028 vote this year

Posted February 23rd 2017.

THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Situations change, so opinions can change. A month ago, I was not enthusiastic about the idea that when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meets in September, ... read more

Paris 2024 strengthens commitment to sustainability by offering a look into their innovation plans

Posted February 23rd 2017.

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The Paris 2024 Bid Committee attended the Climate Action's Sustainable Innovation in Sport 2017 Conference in Munich, Germany. The conference brought together key figures from the private sector, clubs, government, federations, and ... read more

LA 2024: Air + Style festival of snowboarding and music attracting millennials

Posted February 22nd 2017.

Snowboarder Olympian Shaun White's Air + Style event is a hit © LA 2024 LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The LA 2024 lauded the Air + Style snowboarding and music festival for successful weekend of sport and cutting-edge entertainment and more important to reaching out and engaging the younger generation. Los ... read more

Budapest 2024: Bid set to readjust after referendum push

Posted February 22nd 2017.

The new Danube Arena will be a centerpiece of the 2017 FINA Aquatics World Championships © Budapest 2017 LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The Budapest 2024 Olympic Bid team today spoke to the press explaining that it might take weeks to reanalyze the results of the Momentum Movement's gathering of signatures to push forward a ... read more

LA 2024: PGA Tour's Genesis Open a success at proposed golf venue

Posted February 21st 2017.

The scenic Riviera Country Club is near the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Canyon © LA 2024 LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) This past weekend the Riviera Country Club staged a successful PGA Tour's Genesis Open that gathered some of golf's biggest names, including the gold and bronze medalists that played at the Rio ... read more

Olympic Council of Asia is praised by LA 2024 for NOC inclusion at 2017 Asian Winter Games

Posted February 21st 2017.

Australia and New Zealand are participating in the largest Asian Winter Games ever © Getty Images MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is receiving praise from Los Angeles (LA) 2024 Chairman, Casey Wasserman and United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Larry Probst for the innovative way the council is ... read more

BRENDA DURAN: From the Mountains to the Sea - See Los Angeles in all of its natural glory

Posted February 20th 2017.

The Santa Monica Pier and mountains © Bigstock BRENDA DURAN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Los Angeles is known for being a cultural melting pot of more than 500 square miles, complete with the great allure of the entertainment world. But, it has more to offer. What ... read more

Budapest 2024 feeling the heat of the referendum push

Posted February 17th 2017.

Momentum Movement Chairman Andras Fekete-Gyor pulls a cart with more than 260,000 signatures of Budapest voters for a referendum on Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in the city hall of the Hungarian capital © Getty Images LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The Budapest 2024 Olympic bid got a rude awakening today as the local political group Momentum Movement submitted over 266,151 signatures to force a public referendum about hosting the Games. The required ... read more

RATP hailed by Paris 2024 for innovative and sustainable public transportation

Posted February 16th 2017.

Driverless, electric bus © Paris 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Rgie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) one of the 17 Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee sponsors launched the first 100% driverless, electric buses onto the streets of Paris, France. President ... read more

SPORTELAmerica releases conference program

Posted February 16th 2017.

© JW Marriott Marquis Hotel MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) SPORTELAmerica is set to take place in Miami, Florida at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel from March 14-16, 2017. The Sports Marketing & Media Convention features international decision makers, representing world federations, marketing ... read more