Olympics Features

Olympics: New report supports how financial risks for LA 2024 would be reduced

Posted March 24th 2017.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will once again be featured in the 2024 Games if the city wins a third Olympics  © Bigstock Sports Features Communications (SFC) The California Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) released a new independent report on the Los Angeles (LA) 2024 bid and budget for hosting the summer Olympics reinforcing the support for the campaign. LA is bidding against Paris in ... read more

Olympics: SPORTELAmerica concludes 20th anniversary meeting on a high note

Posted March 24th 2017.

SPORTEL CEO Laurent Puons© SPORTEL LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The SPORTELAmerica media market and symposium celebrated its 20th anniversary meeting in Miami noting a 20% increase in new companies gathering sports broadcast executives and rights sellers from over 47 countries. The ... read more

Southern California sports spectacular gives boost to LA 2024

Posted March 23rd 2017.

BNP Paribas Open © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Southern California's Olympic and Paralympic hosting credentials received a boost after a week of successful hosting of events that included the Absolute Fencing Gear FIE Fencing Grand Prix Tournament, Skechers Performance Los ... read more

JOHN GOODBODY: Paris and LA are best options for 2024 and 2028 as hopes of future Games in Africa fade

Posted March 22nd 2017.

THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) It was inevitable that both Paris and Los Angeles would insist recently that their bids to stage the 2024 Olympics were only for that year and ... read more

LA 2024 honors International Francophonie Day

Posted March 21st 2017.

The LA Marathon took place March 19th across the city. The course began at Dodger Stadium and continued through downtown LA, across West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and ended in Santa Monica. © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) In honor of International Francophonie Day, Los Angeles (LA) 2024 has pledged to promote and respect the French language's role in the Olympic Movement if they are elected as host of the ... read more

Olympics: PyeongChang, Tokyo, and Beijing work together to create lasting legacies

Posted March 18th 2017.

PyeongChang's Alpensia resort will host the 2018 winter games © POCOG MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach declared the Age of Asia in sports during his visit to PyeongChang in September 2016. He highlighted the unique opportunity presented by three consecutive editions ... read more

Olympics: IOC focusing 2024/28 Games allocations possibility and more bid process modifications

Posted March 17th 2017.

IOC President Thomas Bach © IOC LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Executive Board (EB) announced today that the four Vice-Presidents have been entrusted to study making changes in the bid process including the possible allocations of both the 2024 ... read more

SPORTEL launches new think tank Summit opening opportunities for information exchanges

Posted March 16th 2017.

SPORTEL CEO Laurent Puons (L) and Sales and Marketing Director, David Jones © SPORTEL LAURA WALDEN in MIAMI / Sports Features Communications (SFC) SPORTEL has launched a new addition to the annual media markets and symposium that offers a unique opportunity for smaller organizations looking to connect with world class sports decision makers. The new ... read more

LA 2024 Vice Chair Janet Evans advocates women's equality

Posted March 16th 2017.

LA 2024 shows support at LA Mayor, Eric Garcetti’s inaugural State of Women & Girls Address and Young Women’s Assembly © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Los Angeles (LA) 2024's commitment to advancing women's equality in sport was advocated by five-time Olympic medalist and LA 2024 Vice Chair, Janet Evans during LA Mayor, Eric Garcetti's inaugural State of ... read more

NEIL WILSON: The lessons of Rio 2016

Posted March 15th 2017.

THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Mark Adams, director of communications at the International Olympic Committee, excelled himself this week. He tweeted that the legacy of the Rio Olympic Games has "confounded the ... read more