Olympics Features

Olympics: Grand opening of USC Village praised by LA 2028

Posted August 18th 2017.

USC will be the home to the media in 2028 for the Los Angeles Games © LA 2028 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The University of Southern California (USC) opened their $700 million, 15-acre residential and retail complex that will house over 2,500 students giving them an assortment of shopping and dining options. The USC ... read more

BRENDA DURAN: Top Places to Watch Sporting Events in Los Angeles in 2028

Posted August 16th 2017.

Staples Center © LA 2028 BRENDA DURAN (USA) / Sports Features Communications(SFC) Now that officials have paved the way for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, the city is ready to bask in the glory of being the center of the sports world once ... read more

NEIL WILSON: The IOC is off on its summer holiday

Posted August 15th 2017.

© Westin THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) How do you fancy a week's holiday to Peru next month, first-class travel, five star hotel, free meals and returning home with something north of $3,000 in your ... read more

Olympics: LA City Council unanimously authorizes signing the Host City Contract for 2028

Posted August 11th 2017.

(L to R) Olympians Carl Lewis, Janet Evans and John Naber today at the LA City Council Meeting © Herb Wesson LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) A 12-0 vote today sealed the LA City Council's support for the new deal with additional IOC contribution and funding for youth sports. The unprecedented awarding of the 2024 and the 2028 ... read more

Carl Lewis revives his Olympic Dream for LA 2028

Posted August 11th 2017.

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) American track star Carl Lewis stars in this latest series of videos by LA 2028 as he celebrates the 33rd anniversary of athletics legend's 1984 4th gold medal win matching Jesse Owens' ... read more

Olympics: IOC could get 9 new members in Lima - Samsung Chief Lee steps down

Posted August 11th 2017.

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to put forward nine new members for election at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru. It is set to ... read more

Olympics: Proposed Memorandum of Understanding between LA 2028, City of Los Angeles, and USOC for 2028 Games released

Posted August 10th 2017.

LA's Olympic Dream for 2028 is becoming a reality © LA 2028 MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) In preparation of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was released to define the partnership between Los Angeles (LA) 2028, the City of LA, and the ... read more

JOHN GOODBODY: Justin Gatlin's drugs case is not clear cut and he may not deserve the boos

Posted August 8th 2017.

(L to R) Usain Bolt (JAM) Bronze, Justin Gatlin (USA) Gold, and Christian Coleman (USA) Silver, at the medal ceremony for the World Championship 100 m final © Getty THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) The track career of Usain Bolt, probably the most recognisable figure in athletics history, will come to an end this weekend in London when he competes ... read more

Paralympics: Presidential candidate Haidi Zhang pushes her message of inclusion

Posted August 6th 2017.

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The head of the Chinese Paralympic committee and Paralympic presidential candidate Haidi Zhang calls for a "more inclusive international sporting community". Zhang believes that much has been done to improve the life ... read more

[NEIL WILSON] Olympics: Why did LA finish second?

Posted August 2nd 2017.

© Bigstock THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) Paris is one of the world's great cities. Los Angeles, in my experience, is a series of rest stops on a freeway. That does not alter my ... read more