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    1. July 31, 2015

      Even in disarray, Rome is determined to host 2024 Olympics

      Rome is in meltdown: its public services are disintegrating, its government is in disarray amid a sweeping graft...

    2. July 31, 2015

      IOC picks Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing is to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics — despite having little natural snow — and will become the first city to...

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    1. Japan

      This section, jointly produced with Nikkei, asks if success in reigniting growth and d...
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    1. July 27, 2015

      Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

      The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has pulled Boston from the race to host the 2024 Olympics in the face of...

    2. July 23, 2015

      Japan receives more tourists than it sends abroad

      A weaker yen, a boom in cruise holidays and a surge of Chinese shopaholics have pushed Japan across a historic...

    3. July 19, 2015

      Guilty until proven innocent in athletics

      Let’s try a quick question. Name two current track and field stars (your own country’s athletes excluded)....

    4. July 17, 2015

      Japan scraps $2bn Tokyo Olympic stadium designed by Zaha Hadid

      Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe has waded into the battle over the ballooning cost of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics, axing...

    5. June 29, 2015

      Discovery pays €1.3bn for rights to Olympics in Europe

      Discovery Communications, the owner of Eurosport, has paid €1.3bn for the near-exclusive rights to broadcast the...

    6. June 7, 2015

      Rugby World Cup economic boost could be ‘greater than Olympics’

      The Rugby World Cup, which kicks off at Twickenham in a little more than three months’ time, could be of greater...

    7. May 20, 2015

      BHP settles SEC probe into Beijing Olympics hospitality

      BHP Billiton has paid $25m to settle charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission after the miner offered...

    8. March 29, 2015

      Olympic task to reinvent Tokyo’s heart

      The 1964 Olympics transformed Tokyo into a vibrant, modern city, setting off an incredible era of postwar economic...

    9. January 29, 2015

      England’s post-Olympic afterglow is fading fast

      England’s post-Olympic sporting afterglow is fading fast, according to figures published on Thursday. An annual survey...

    10. January 27, 2015

      China seeks end to gold medal fixation

      China’s graft fighters have added gold medals to their growing list of out-of-favour “bling”, after an investigation...

    11. January 15, 2015

      Ashridge and UK sports agency to launch mentoring skills course

      Business leaders are being offered the chance to help boost Team GB’s medal chances at next year’s Olympic Games by...

    12. December 15, 2014

      Renzi goes for gold with Rome’s Olympic bid

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s young and reformist prime minister, on Monday revealed a brazenly bold goal: to bring the Olympic...

    13. November 21, 2014

      Olympics chief calls for transparency in sport

      The head of the Olympic movement has added to the pressure facing his football counterpart, Sepp Blatter, by saying...

    14. November 18, 2014

      Olympic chiefs move to ease concerns over cost of staging games

      A shortage of cities willing to host the Olympics has forced games chiefs to address public concerns about costs and...

    15. The World

      October 3, 2014

      Norway's 'Nei' splits opinion in the winter sports-mad country

      The 115 members of the International Olympics Committee, the self-appointed “supreme authority” of the Olympic...

    16. October 2, 2014

      IOC hits out as Norway withdraws Winter Olympic bid

      Having amassed the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, there was no surprise when Norway threw its hat in the ring...

    17. July 29, 2014

      Tokyo Olympics costs jump amid construction labour shortage

      Abenomics, Shinzo Abe’s quest to bring growth and inflation back to Japan, has thrown a spanner in the works of Tokyo’s...

    18. July 8, 2014

      Three cities on shortlist to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing, Oslo and Almaty have been shortlisted to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the three remaining cities in a...

    19. May 13, 2014

      Bloomberg ally revives NY Olympic pitch

      One of the biggest disappointments of Michael Bloomberg’s tenure as mayor was his failure to lure the Olympic flame to...

    20. April 29, 2014

      Brazil under fire for Olympics preparation

      Just as Brazil is feeling the pressure in its rush to get ready for this year’s World Cup, the country’s preparations...

    21. April 18, 2014

      Rio’s preparation for 2016 Olympics faces crisis

      In Rio de Janeiro’s Deodoro complex, at present a military training camp to the west of the city, there is nothing to...

    22. March 20, 2014

      Brazil minister admits sport events shortcomings

      Brazil should have been better prepared for this year’s World Cup and has also been too slow in getting ready for the...

    23. February 23, 2014

      Russia sidesteps Sochi’s debt avalanche

      The Sochi Winter Olympics, probably the most expensive in history, are not denting Russia’s sovereign credit profile,...

    24. February 21, 2014

      Ukraine drama forces Putin to cede limelight at Sochi

      For all the concerns about unfinished hotels, shoddily built venues or the threat of a potential terror attack, the...

    25. February 21, 2014

      Testing times for Sochi drug cheats

      Testing for performance-enhancing drugs was first introduced by the International Olympic Committee not at a summer...

    26. February 14, 2014

      Yarnold takes skeleton gold at Sochi

      Sochi, February 14 – Lizzy Yarnold won Britain's first gold medal at the Winter Olympics on Friday when she powered to...

    27. February 14, 2014

      Russia’s surly waiters and gruff hoteliers train to smile at Sochi

      Last autumn Sergio Vai, an affable Italian hotelier, descended on Sochi on a mission. A 43-year-old with two-plus...

    28. February 12, 2014

      Jailing of Sochi environmental activist raises fear of crackdown

      A Russian court has sentenced one of Sochi’s most prominent environmental activists to three years in prison for spray...

    29. February 11, 2014

      Sochi Olympics is a cyber war zone, experts warn

      Foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi are unknowingly wading into a cyber battlefield, the US government and...

    30. February 10, 2014

      Sochi games will do little to normalise ties with the west

      The sighs of relief from Russian officials are almost audible as the foreign media turn to stories about proud locals...

    31. February 9, 2014

      Russia seeks to replicate Beijing’s success story

      When foreign observers were still gloating over a glitch in the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony, the Russian...

    32. February 9, 2014

      Austria’s Matthias Mayer wins men’s downhill ski gold at Sochi Olympics

      Matthias Mayer won Olympic downhill gold on Sunday to give the Austrian men’s team the perfect start to the Alpine...

    33. February 7, 2014

      Sochi 2014: Russian icons aid Putin’s opening ceremony rebuke

      No business like snow business at Sochi Conjuring up the ghosts of Tolstoy, Tchaikovsky and Peter the Great, Vladimir...

    34. February 7, 2014

      Sochi 2014: Russia’s capitalists seek Soviet style triumph

      Sochi spectacle opens In 2009, a year before the Vancouver Olympics, the oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov set himself a...

    35. February 6, 2014

      Sochi 2014: Russia declares Olympics victory despite glitches

      With only hours to go until the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia declared victory – whatever...

    36. February 6, 2014

      Putin gambles all on creation myth behind Sochi

      Vladimir Putin rarely speaks in the first person. But for the Olympic Winter Games, he has abandoned the dignified ‘we’...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2014

      Abkhazia: close to Sochi, far from the Olympics

      On Friday, February 7, many residents of Abkhazia will be able to see the glow of the opening fireworks at the Sochi...

    38. February 4, 2014

      Russia: After the party

      Oleg Shklyaruk strokes the sleeve of his azure uniform with pride as he describes how he gave up his job at an...

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