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  • IOC decides on dual award for 2024 and ’28


    INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee (IOC) members unanimously backed a plan yesterday to make a dual award of the 2024 and 2028 Games at their next meeting in September.

    This means the usual seven-year gap between the award and staging of a Games will be waived for 2028, providing the...

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Welsh FA open to women’s GB team


    Chief executive ‘can see the merits’ in competing in Tokyo

    Saturday 8th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Olympic champs Big Star and Skelton quit


    DOUBLE Olympic gold medal-winning stallion Big Star is calling an end to his show-jumping career at next month’s Royal Windsor Horse Show.

    Rider Nick Skelton, who became Britain’s second-oldest Olympic gold medallist atop Big Star in Rio, will follow the horse to...

    Thursday 6th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Tokyo golf course opts to accept women


    The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has avoided being stripped of the event by deciding to change its membership policy to include women.

    The Kasumigaseki Country Club yesterday said its executive board decided on the change after discussions among its...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Golf club delays decision to accept women members


    Olympic officials busy probing Tokyo’s bid for 2020

    Thursday 9th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Russia open to bidding for Olympics


    Still mired in a doping scandal and with a track team banned from international competition, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said yesterday that his country may put forth a bid to host the 2028 Games.

    Alexander Zhukov said that Russia is considering three cities as...

    Saturday 14th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Official costs of Tokyo 2022 Olympics cut to £12 billion


    TOKYO Olympics organisers estimate the total cost of hosting the 2020 Games will be between 1.6 and 1.8 trillion yen (£11-12 billion).

    The official cost estimate announced yesterday was below the promised 2trn yen (£13bn) cap, but organisers are still looking for cuts.

    ...

    Thursday 22nd Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Badminton loses funding despite silver at Rio 2016


    Former Olympic badminton silver medallist Gail Emms said yesterday she was devastated by the news that her sport is one of five to be stripped of funding by UK Sport in the run-up to Tokyo 2020.

    Badminton is the only sport to have its funding removed despite winning a medal in Rio when...

    Saturday 10th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • IOC: Russia has attacked the ‘integrity’ of the Olympics


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) slammed state-sponsored doping in Russia yesterday, calling it an attack on the integrity of the Olympics.

    A second report by Richard McLaren shockingly revealed that more than 1,000 Russian athletes in 30 Olympic and Paralympic sports were...

    Saturday 10th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • IOC chief Bach defends letting Russia compete


    INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach defended yesterday the decision not to throw Russia out of the Rio Games for doping, saying it has been backed by world leaders.

    Speaking to the Association of National Olympic Committees (Anoc) general assembly in Doha, Bach also...

    Wednesday 16th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport


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