Sports / Olympics

Will video games ever be an Olympic sport? (We hope not.)

Competitive video gaming, known as eSports, will become a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games, a landmark decision that begins the very-long process of paving the way for the activity’s inclusion in the Olympics. Because the IOC acknowledges the Asian Games – which is like t...

LA and Paris pitch Olympic bids

Los Angeles and Paris presented their candidacies for the 2024 Olympics to international sports federations on Tuesday amid confusion over the exact election process. The two bids will campaign up until the International Olympic Committee vote in September but the IOC looks now ...

Olympics-LA, Paris pitch Olympic bids amid vote uncertainty

AARHUS, Denmark, April 4 (Reuters) - Los Angeles and Paris presented their candidacies for the 2024 Olympics to international sports federations on Tuesday amid confusion over the exact election process. The two bids will campaign up until the International Olympic Committee vot...

Los Angeles only has eyes for 2024 Olympics amid deal speculation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has insisted that the city remains solely focused on staging the Olympics in 2024 amid speculation of a deal which could see rival bid Paris handed the games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed last week it will study the possibil...

The Queen's baton relay begins

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth launched the Queen's Baton Relay in London on Monday (March 13) as part of the build up to the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gol...

Queen launches Games baton relay

The baton relay starting the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast has been launched by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Australian stars Anna Meares and Kurt Fearnley have h...

The Queen sends Commonwealth Games baton on its way to Australia

Inside the baton is a message from the monarch which will be read at the opening ceremony of the Games in April next year. The Queen has set the Commonwealth Games baton on its journey aro...

Queen to launch Games baton relay

The baton relay begins the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and is set to be launched by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The Queen is set to launch the baton relay for ...

Doping sample re-tests from Sochi Olympics to run to 2022 - IOC

The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) - T...

Sochi doping re-tests to run to 2022

The IOC says the re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia to identify any cheats will last another five years until 2022. The re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi...

Russia to remain banned in 2017 – IAAF head Sebastian Coe

Russian athletes won’t be able to represent their country at international competitions at least until November, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) head Sebastian Coe has...