Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Africa could host Olympics by 2032 - International Olympic Committee boss

International Olympic Committee and GE Healthcare Launch Analytics Tool to Help Drive Precision Health at the Olympic Winter Games Winter Olympics: IOC will not exclude Asian cities from 2026 Games bid
Johnnie Parks | 09 February, 2018, 03:41

Record revenues from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsorship programme have edged closer to $3.0 billion with more partners expected, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

It came after the IOC approved plans to target Africa to host the fourth Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022.

Other cost-cutting proposals include better streamlining of the human resource plan allowing organizers to ramp-up staff closer to the Games, and having the International Olympic Committee and other stakeholders provide more services - increasing efficiency from Games-to-Games. "What resulted is a robust plan that reduces complexity and costs, while maximising flexibility and partnership". The Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) is a successful example of the latter strategy introduced in the past.

The Olympics should be easier and cheaper to stage under a raft of reforms created to make the Games more attractive for potential hosts.

IOC Vice President Juan Antonio Samaranch lauded Calgary's plans during a bid update at the IOC's all-members Session, explaining that the project is based on existing legacy - something that's a key part of "The New Norm".

Israel 'legalizing' rogue settlement in response to murder
Jarrar is the son of a senior Hamas military wing member Nasser Jarrar - who himself was killed by Israeli forces 16 years ago. Israel considers all of Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital, a claim that is not recognised internationally.


Snap Inc | $SNAP Stock | Shares Bolt Higher After Earnings Announcement
Snap's share-price climb comes at a time when technology stocks are getting battered in the middle of stock market volatility. Snap posted a loss of US$350mln, or 28 cents a share, compared to a loss of US$170mln, or 20 cents a share, a year earlier.


Supreme Court resumes hearing of the Ram Janmabhumi and Babri Masjid Case
But due to the incomplete documentation process, the Supreme Court fixed 14 March as the next date of hearing, according to ANI . A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra , Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S.


"In that process that is far more flexible, yes we're maybe talking about 2026, but anyone who wants to speak with us and work with us on any future bid, or future Games, we're happily doing so", Dubi said. Others have until March 31 to state an interest.

Exploratory groups from Calgary, Stockholm, Sapporo, Japan, and Sion, Switzerland, have all begun talking details of a '26 bid with the International Olympic Committee prior to officially bidding, as they are permitted under a more flexible process adopted by the International Olympic Committee in 2017.

The Organising Committee should now be free to use the Porte de Versailles for both the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Japan's Sapporo has expressed an interest in hosting the Games for 2026 but its chances of winning are considered slim with South Korea's Pyeongchang hosting the 2018 winter Games starting this week and Beijing staging the 2022 edition.

GamesBids.com is reporting from PyeongChang this week.

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