While government spending on sports has increased over the years, funding by the corporate sector remains comparatively low.
Olympic great Mo Farah was illegally trafficked as a child to Britain from Djibouti and forced to work as a servant, he has revealed, saying his real name is Hussein Abdi Kahin.
The idea of International Olympic Day dates back to 1947, when Doctor Gruss, a member of the International Olympic Committee, submitted a report suggesting the celebration of Olympic Day.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee held its last meeting late Tuesday and is due to disband at the end of the month.
Indian diplomats skipped the closing ceremony in response to China's decision to field a People's Liberation Army soldier involved in the June 2020 Galwan clashes as the torchbearer for the Winter Olympics.
As the IOC pulls up stakes from Beijing, it has 29 months to hit the reset button and hope for a different, COVID-free and much better vibe when the Summer Games go to Paris.
"India has made consistent strides and grown into a more prosperous and self-confident nation since it last hosted an International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in 1983," Nita Ambani said in her speech.
India will host the IOC Session for the first time in four decades after 1983, when it was last held in Delhi
It comes down to money. Smaller countries in Europe won't foot the bill, and taxpayers also have a say in many Western democracies. St Moritz, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany two areas with potentially strong bids for 2022 were rejected by the public in voter referendums.
The teenager was part of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) ensemble that won the figure skating team event on Monday ahead of the United States and Japan. The ceremony to present her and her team mates with their Olympic medals has been delayed since then for unexplained legal reasons.
Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games, and some venues from 2008 will be re-used, including the Bird's Nest stadium, where the opening ceremony will again be overseen by famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou.
They were teenagers when they last pushed the puck, Beijing Winter Olympics has given these 60 somethings a chance to suit up, brush up their skills and go up against each other in friendlies
China ordered the cancellations after some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on flights that arrived in China in late December, according to industry officials
Crammed on every available surface in Zhang Wenquan's crowded Beijing home is Olympic memorabilia -- from mascots and torches to flags, banners, clothes and cuddly toys. The Chinese superfan scours the internet for rare souvenirs and snaps selfies several times a week by the countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Games in the capital.
A year on the rebound crisscrossing sports. A year next to normal, progress of sorts.
The government intends to forego dispatching officials such as cabinet ministers to the event, NHK added.
The Games, set to run from Feb 4 to Feb 20, will take place in a "closed loop" in order to contain the spread of the virus in China, which has among the strictest COVID curbs in the world and has largely managed to contain local outbreaks.
The issue of whether Japan will send senior officials to the Games in February is in focus after the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain all said their officials will not attend in order to send China a message over its human rights record.
Olympic boxing bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain on how adequate rest helps her deliver the knockout punch.
The United States on Monday said its government officials will boycott the Beijing Olympics nL1N2SR0F6 because of China’s human rights "atrocities", just weeks after talks aimed at easing tense relations between the two superpowers.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain was yet to take a decision on whether government representatives would attend the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Peng Shuai is, after all, one of its own, a three-time Olympian and tennis trailblazer who suddenly disappeared into the morass of what passes for justice in China after accusing a former top government official of sexually assaulting her
Speaking to reporters as he hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office, Biden said backing a boycott of the Olympics in February is something we’re considering.
Sunisa Lee said she and friends were waiting for an Uber ride when a car drove by with its occupants shouting slurs and that she was pepper sprayed on her arm as the car sped away.
After it was rebuilt to make it the world's largest cricket stadium, the Motera facility was renamed as 'Narendra Modi Stadium' by the Gujarat Cricket Association in February 2021.