International Olympic Committee

Hosts always find organizing an Olympics far more difficult than everyone else made it look. Japan, however, perhaps has a good excuse for what appears, from a distance, uncharacteristic chaos. Of course, they face circumstances no one envisioned. They’re finding even the simple things have gone awry. Taking a leaf from Lotto Agent attendees were originally to comprise of ticket lottery winners. Unfortunate it transpires that wasn’t the best lottery to play and still isn’t. ... read more

In ancient times, Olympic champions received a crown of olive leaves to mark their victories. These came from a tree near the temple of Zeus. Today the winners get medals for their efforts. In 1896, at the first Olympic Games in Athens,, top placers received silver medals since, at the time, silver was more sought after than gold. The second place winners received copper medals. ... read more

In June, the IOC will make the final decision regarding the host of the winter edition in 2026. Stockholm-Åre is the bookies’ favorite, but Milan-Cortina d’Amparezzo has a good record. Italy’s bid might also be a good bet on the 2026 Winter Olympics host. ... read more