Olympics Features

Discover LA releases new film that proves LA is ready to host the 2024 Games

Posted April 20th 2017.

Discover LA © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Discover Los Angeles (LA) has released a new film that celebrates Angelenos' diversity, creativity, optimism, and spirit and shows that LA is ready to welcome the world in 2024. Titled "Paper Planes," ... read more

JOHN GOODBODY: IOC hopes for spreading Olympic Games message hit by scandals

Posted April 20th 2017.

Olympic Rings © Bigstock THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) When Rio de Janeiro was awarded last year's Olympics in 2009, the decision was influenced by the call to give the Summer Games to a region, ... read more

LA84 Foundation and LA 2024 partner together for the Festival of Books

Posted April 19th 2017.

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications (SFC) A partnership between LA84 Foundation and LA 2024 will result in having Olympians, prizes, authors, and Sam the Eagle to the University of Southern California's (USC) campus for the Festival of Books from ... read more

NEIL WILSON: Olympic 50km race walk saved for Tokyo 2020 - but has it a future?

Posted April 13th 2017.

The Rio 2016 50km race walk © Getty Images THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) A former colleague of mine once wrote that race walking was a non-sequitar. It was, he maintained, as illogical as whispering loudly. Certainly, it has long been ... read more

LA 2024 bid launches new video series featuring champion Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis

Posted April 12th 2017.

LA 2024's video series titled after the 'Legends in LA' © LA 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The first episode of LA 2024's new "Legends of LA" video series was released. The videos showcase the City of Angels' vast wealth of existing, world-class venues through the eyes of various ... read more

Olympics: Swiss NOC ratifies the Sion bid for the 2026 winter Games

Posted April 11th 2017.

Sion is known for its two historic hilltop castles © Big Stock LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Sion is back for another Olympic bid after the Swiss NOC gave it the green light for the 2026 winter Games on Tuesday. It is also the first city to come forth ... read more

BRENDA DURAN: Recharge Your Itinerary - The Best Spas in LA

Posted April 11th 2017.

Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills offers a Japanese experience © Tomoko Spa BRENDA DURAN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The hustle and bustle of Los Angeles can be thrilling. As the cars zoom by on the endless freeways and streets, as the music blares from the bars and as the crowds ... read more

Olympics: Budapest left its mark on the 2024 bid campaign

Posted April 11th 2017.

Budapest will likely bid again to host the Games in the future © Bigstock LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Budapest's contribution to the 2024 Olympic bid campaign was significant and the city has greatly benefitted from the massive strategic planning that was key to the overall plan.This also lays a blueprint ... read more

Technological and innovation central to LA2024 Olympic Bid

Posted April 10th 2017.

THE DR. ERIC C. SCHWARZ COLUMN in MELBOURNE / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications About 350 miles north of Los Angeles is the Silicon Valley, widely viewed as one of the global leaders in innovation and ... read more

Paris 2024 promises to stage the most spectacular Games in history

Posted April 10th 2017.

A centerpiece for Paris 2024, the Eiffel Tower © Paris 2024 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee was in Aarhus, Denmark this past week to attend the SportAccord Convention 2017. They departed the Convention leaving behind a promise that Paris 2024 ... read more