Tag: Olympics


No fans for Games as COVID punch Tokyo

Tokyo 2020 without fans

The most spectacular sporting showcase on earth – Tokyo 2020 – will be held without spectators with COVID-19 playing the spoilsport and casting its long shadow on the Games. If in 2020 the Games were canceled in Tokyo due to the virulent virus, this year too the virus is responsible for... » Read more


Japan plan 10,000-fans cap ahead of Games

Japan to set 10000 capacity cap

Japan is planning to set a limit of 10,000 fans at sports events ahead of the Olympics, a Cabinet Minister said on Wednesday, as organizers weigh the pros and cons of how many domestic spectators can attend the Games – the greatest sporting show on the planet – all set to begin on July... » Read more


India toss hat into Olympic 2048 ‘ring’

Delhi wants to host Olympics 2048

After two recent futile bids, India has tossed its hat into the ring again to host one of the most spectacular sporting events on the planet – the Olympics. On this occasion, it’s a good 27 years before the proposed edition and at least 14 years before the process to select the hosts gets... » Read more


Tokyo 2020 planning team revamped

Tokyo 2020 revamps creative team

The organizing committee for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has revamped the planning team for the sports extraordinaire’s opening ceremonies and Hiroshi Sasaki have been appointed as the Executive Creative Director of the same. Sasaki was one of the seven Directors in... » Read more


Paris 2024 organizers tighten purse strings

Paris 2024 venue update

A series of cost-cutting measures were announced recently by the organizers of Paris 2024 Olympics (France) which will bring down the Games’ bill by 400 million euros due to the severe impact of COVID-19 on the sports venue sector as well as on the sporting calendar. The most significant of the... » Read more


‘Tokyo Olympics will be held at all costs’

Tokyo 2021 update Sept 2020 and high costs

The Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), John Coates, has said that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead in 2021 irrespective of the fact whether COVID-19 continues with its monstrous form or die out. Speaking to mediapersons, Coates said that the IOC was committed to... » Read more


Egypt plans to bid for 2030 World Cup, 2032 Olympics

Egypt plans to bid

Even as the dust settles from the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia and focus shifts to the 2022 tournament in Qatar, media in Egypt is abuzz with reports that Cairo is planning to bid for the 2030 edition of the biggest football event as well as Olympics 2032. “Our goal is to host the 2030 World... » Read more


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