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    Fila partners with breakdance champion ahead of the sport’s Olympic debut


    Fila has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Italian breaking champion Alessandra Chillemi. Breakdancing will be included for the first time on the Olympic Games’ agenda at Paris 2024. Chillemi, 23, was born in Messina, Italy, and is better known as Bgirl. She was crowned Italian Breakdancing Champion at the ...

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    Milan-Cortina 2026 sustainable on paper only?


    According to the International Commission for the Protection of the Alps (CIPRA), the 2026 Winter Olympics are at risk of becoming a financial and ecological fiasco. In fact, Milan-Cortina 2026 was supposed to be the first Winter Olympics truly committed to sustainability. And the IOC’s sustainability strategy also contains many ...

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    Paris 2024 sports director resigns for personal reasons


    Jean-Philippe Gatien has resigned from his position as sports director of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee. According to Insidethegames, which first reported the news on Jan. 27, Gatien stepped down due to “personal reasons.” Aurélie Merle, executive director of sports competition and deputy sports director on ...

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    Ukraine could boycott Paris 2024 if Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete


    The Ukrainian sports minister, Vadym Guttsait, has warned that the country could boycott the 2024 Paris Olympics if athletes from Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete. The announcement comes on the heels of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Jan. 25, saying it was favoring “a pathway for athletes’ ...

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    Discovery and EBU obtain European media rights for 2026-2032 Olympics


    Following a tender by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros. Discovery have submitted and now won a joint bid to acquire all media rights for 49 territories in Europe for the XXV Winter Olympic Games Milan-Cortina 2026, the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad ...

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    European Games admit pádel


    Pádel is angling for a spot on the list of Olympic sports, which now includes skateboarding, trampoline and even breaking (break dancing). The president of the International Padel Federation (FIP), Luigi Carraro, seems to have taken the sport a step closer to this goal. Back in July 2019, he appealed ...

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    Qatar looking to host 2036 Olympics


    Qatar is reportedly ready to bid once again to stage the Olympic Games in 2036, despite having failed in the past, according to multiple press sources. Qatar is currently hosting the FIFA World Cup, the first to take place in the Middle East and in a northern hemisphere winter. FIFA ...

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    Paris 2024 reveals its mascots


    The president of the Games’ organizing committee, Tony Estanguet, has unveiled the identity of the Paris 2024 official mascots for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, “The Phryges,” named after the iconic French cap, the “Phrygian” (pronounced fri-jee-uhn). Their anthropomorphic design is an evolution of this piece of France’s cultural ...

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    Which countries show the most interest in the FIFA World Cup - and how does it compare to the Olympics?


    Four out of nine consumers are interested in the FIFA World Cup. How does that compare to the Summer Olympics and who are the fans? YouGov Global Fan Profiles have now revealed that 45 percent of consumers in 50 markets either have “some interest” in the FIFA World Cup or ...

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    Decathlon becomes official partner of Paris 2024


    Decathlon has become an official partner of the Paris edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled for 2024. The company will be supplying the games’ 45,000 volunteers with a variety of products, holding a number of related events at its 300-odd stores in France, introducing a capsule collection with ...

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    IOC executive board approves strategic framework on human rights


    The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved a strategic framework on human rights. The framework aims to shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are upheld within their respective remits. The framework builds on the ...

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    Geopolitical challenges affecting preparations for 2024 Paris Games


    Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, called for additional sponsors to keep the momentum going. Speaking at a plenary session of the coordinating commission, also attended by the IOC, Estanguet pointed out that the current global geopolitical and economic problems are impacting preparations ...

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    Adidas will give its name to the new Porte de la Chapelle Arena in Paris


    The Paris City Council has decided that the new sports arena at Porte de la Chapelle, in the north of the city, will bear the name of the German sportswear giant. Following the signature of the naming contract between Société Anonyme d’Exploitation du Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy (SAE POBP) and ...

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    Paris 2024 combines art and sport in its Cultural Olympiad


    The Paris 2024 Organising Committee has launched its Cultural Olympiad, a program in which art and sport enrich each other and interact with the Paris 2024 Games. The Cultural Olympiad explores the connections between art and athletics and the values they share of excellence, inclusion, cultural diversity and universalism, among ...

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    Milano Cortina 2026 announced as the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games of all time


    Four new women’s events have been added to the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026, leading to a record number of women’s events. There will be 50 women’s events, up from 46 in Beijing in 2022. With 1,362 women competing, namely 47 percent of participants, Milano Cortina 2026 is set ...

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    Canadian First Nations get closer to host 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in BC


    The Canadian Squamish, Lil’wat, Musqueam and Tsleil-Wautuuh Indigenous tribes (who have premiered the Four Host Nations licensing program at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010) have again partnered for a big project: to develop a concept to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in British Columbia, where the ...

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    Italy’s sporting goods industry association says winter season has shown positive signs


    Assosport, the Italian sporting goods industry association, has described the past 2021/22 season as a positive one for winter sports after the dark period of the pandemic. Covid-19 forced to cancel virtually all activities from March 2020 until the end of 2021, with severe repercussions on the broader sector. Most ...

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    Amazon could make play for Australian Olympic rights


    Speaking to Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), the head of Amazon Prime Video Australia, Tyler Bern, did not rule out a bid for the broadcast rights to the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is expected to issue the Australian broadcast partnership tender for the next three Summer ...

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    IOC announces new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The new qualifier series will include four sports – BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, and sport climbing. Three festival-style events will gather the best athletes from each of the four sports. These ...

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    German survey: Paralympics help reduce prejudice against people with physical disabilities


    On March 4, the Paralympic Winter Games will kick off in Beijing, barely two weeks after the end of the Winter Olympics. According to a recent survey by YouGov in cooperation with Statista, 72 percent of people in Germany say that the Paralympics can help break down prejudice against people ...