The Malta Independent 10 December 2019, Tuesday

Olympics

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 16:38 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-member coaching body...

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 01:45 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Russian athletes will have a chance to compete at next year’s Olympics, but their flag would not fly in Tokyo if the World Anti-Doping Agency approves a recommendation it received...

Paris hoteliers angered by IOC sponsorship deal with Airbnb

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 13:10 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

The newest Olympic sponsor has sparked the ire of French hoteliers, who have suspended their collaboration with 2024 Paris Games organizers over fears the IOC’s agreement with home-sharing...

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 00:59 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris...

Tokyo 2020: More than 1 million tickets in latest Japan lottery

Friday, 8 November 2019, 09:26 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Frustrated residents of Japan will get another shot at attending next year's Tokyo Olympics when organizers on Friday put more than 1 million tickets into the latest lottery. Tokyo has generated...

Tokyo Olympic organizers: 6,900 tickets bought through fraud

Monday, 30 September 2019, 10:03 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Tokyo Olympic organizers are investigating the fraudulent purchase of 6,900 tickets worth 180 million yen ($1.67 million) that were obtained in an online lottery for Japan residents. "We are...

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:32 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice...

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