Over its history, the one constant in Los Angeles has been change. The city has grown, morphed and been re-shaped by business, culture, its...
The 21 February announcement that Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, Surfing and Breakdancing were the requested additions to the program of the 2024 Olympic Games by the Paris organizing committee left sports such as Baseball, Softball, Billiards, Chess, Karate and Squash out of the Games. And they are not happy about it. The World Karate Federation has […]
The International Olympic Committee has trumpeted the benefits of its Agenda 2020 reform program, one of the first initiatives undertaken by then-new IOC President Thomas Bach in December 2014. Its concepts significantly changed the bidding process for the Olympic Games and Winter Games, in part by emphasizing the use of “existing facilities and the use […]
This is a busy time for the leadership and staff of the International Olympic Committee, even though there is no Olympic Games – winter or summer – in 2019. The IOC and especially the Executive Board have a long list of issues to be dealt with, including the continuing saga of Russia and its standing […]
Sometimes it’s best to just listen. At the Association of National Olympic Committee’s General Assembly ongoing in Tokyo (JPN), the Chair of the Los Angeles 2028 organizing committee, Casey Wasserman, gave the first presentation to the Olympic Movement since the event was awarded last year. He spoke for just more than 10 minutes, accompanied by […]
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach of Germany has plenty of critics, but say this for him: he has a vision. Since being elected to head the IOC in 2013, he immediately set out to reform the way that Olympic and Winter Games are bid for and organized, with his “Agenda 2020″ and “The New […]
One of the co-founders of the No Olympics Boston team, Chris Dempsey, has become the face of the anti-Olympics movement in the United States and in other countries as well. So it was a considerable surprise to see the International Olympic Committee invited him to participate in its Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires […]