Olympics Features

JOHN GOODBODY: Could the IOC award two Winter Games at same time?

Posted October 19th 2017.

Sion just received government backing for their 2026 Olympic bid © Bigstock THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) The more one reflects on the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics to Paris and Los Angeles ... read more

Olympics: Innsbruck 2026 falls to referendum rejection mounting the pressure for bidding cities

Posted October 15th 2017.

Innsbruck lost its third try at being an Olympic host city © Innsbruck 2026 Sports Features Communications (SFC) Innsbruck saw its Olympic Dream sail away Sunday as the Tyrol region votes no to a local referendum to host the 2026 Winter Games.  The public referendum held across 279 polls came back with a narrow ... read more

Olympics: SPORTELMonaco gears up for the sports media and television networking event of the year

Posted October 11th 2017.

(Center) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco is the patron of the event and a long time supporter © Sportel Sports Features Communications (SFC) SPORTELMonaco will host its annual sports media market and networking event gathering sports marketing and media industry leaders in the Monegasque Principality at the Grimaldi Forum October 23-26 in just a few weeks. The event promises a busy ... read more

NEIL WILSON: Has FIFA taught the Olympics a lesson in honesty

Posted October 11th 2017.

The FIFA bunker in Zurich © Foto net THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) FIFA, football's oft derided global body, is the last sporting organisation you would expect to be giving lessons in transparency. Not so long ago IOC president Thomas ... read more

Commonwealth Games: Birmingham 2022 gets 'not fully compliant' report card

Posted October 6th 2017.

Sports Features Communications (SFC) Despite being the only bid put forth for the 2022 Commonwealth Games the Birmingham bid took a step back today and will have to go back and review their plan. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board ... read more

Olympics: Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman and Director General Leonardo Gryner arrested on vote-buying probe

Posted October 5th 2017.

Brazilian Federal Police arrest Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman at his home in the upscale neighborhood Leblon in Rio de Janeiro © Getty Images LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications(SFC) Brazilian police arrested Rio 2016 officials President Carlos Nuzman and Director General Leonardo Gryner today in relation to the "Unfair Play" cash for votes probe into the first South American Olympics. Nuzman is ... read more

Olympics: Qatar NOC opens new chapter upgrading branding and vision

Posted October 4th 2017.

Team Qatar's skeet shooters won the Female Team of the season award © QOC LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani together with Qatar's sporting heroes launched new plans for the QOC at Doha's iconic Qatar National Convention Centre. The new look ... read more

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Flame lighting October 24th

Posted October 4th 2017.

The official PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Torch © IOC Jean Chung Sports Features Communications (SFC) The IOC announced today that the official flame and the handover ceremonies for PyeongChang 2018 will take place October 24th in Ancient Olympia, Greece. The Olympic Flame will then be handed over and start the Torch ... read more

Commonwealth Games 2022: UK Government officially backs Birmingham bid as the sole bidder in the race

Posted October 2nd 2017.

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) British Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced that Birmingham will be the United Kingdom's official candidate city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Birmingham bid team, together with the government and Commonwealth Games ... read more

NEIL WILSON: LA's way is not the only route to Olympic legacy

Posted September 27th 2017.

The LA Memorial Coliseum is a landmark for multi-use venues and again will be a feature in 2028 © LA 2028 THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) The legacy that the Games of 1984 in Los Angeles offered the Olympic Movement was priceless. Not in bricks and mortar because there was little of that ... read more