Russian officials claim to have spared no expense on the cutting-edge technology being employed to ensure the 2014 Sochi Winter Games will be “the safest Olympics in history.”
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Less than four months before the IOC vote, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo made their first public presentations to host the 2020 Olympics, each claiming to be the safest and most financially secure choice.
Here is a look a the eight sports bidding for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, including wrestling, which was surprisingly dropped from the program earlier this year.
Wrestling is competing for a single opening on the 2020 lineup, but has gained more attention than baseball-softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu.
IOC President Jacques Rogge says wrestling’s governing body has made the necessary changes to give the sport a chance of saving its place in the Olympics.
Less than a year away from the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, there is no clear consensus choice for the role of starter for Canada’s Olympic team.
Canada’s top winter athletes are joining our CBC Olympics team in Vancouver for Media Day. Check out our photo wall from the event.
Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose offered a “sincere apology” Tuesday for criticizing rival candidate Istanbul in violation of IOC rules on the bidding for the 2020 Olympics.
The naming of two Chechen brothers as the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is reviving fears about security at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the resort town on the edge of Russia’s restive southern republics. But officials insist they are prepared.
Istanbul has chosen “Bridge Together” as the slogan for its 2020 Olympic bid, highlighting the city’s unique geographic location straddling Europe and Asia.