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The Olympic rings at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor. Picture: REUTERS

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan becomes Olympic movement’s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken nation crosses final hurdle to competing at next year’s Rio Olympics

‘Triumph over evil’ as Jewish Olympics open in Berlin

The Waldbuehne arena near the German capital Berlin, where the Maccabi Games are taking place. Picture: REDFERNS/ROB VERHORST

Visitors from Europe, Israel, the Americas and Australia hail the event — held 70 years after the Holocaust — as a symbol of reconciliation

Beijing wins IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

Local residents perform ahead of the announcement of the winner city for the 2022 winter Olympics bid, at a square in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou, China, on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS

Choice of Beijing as host of 2022 Winter Olympics over Kazakhstan’s Almaty a solid vote for tried and tested, and financial and organisational security of China

Boston’s to blame for bid backfiring, says IOC boss Bach

IOC president Thomas Bach addresses the media after the Executive Board meeting and IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Picture: AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA

Boston selected as US candidate for the 2024 Games but falls flat after U-turn over costs

Japan sorry for stadium U-turn

Former Japanese prime minister and Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori attends a press conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Toshifumi KITAMURA

Costs for the New National Stadium soars to $2.1bn — nearly twice original estimates


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