Summer Olympics

Ryan maintains Olympic link with new role

November 12 - Patrick Ryan (pictured), the chairman and chief executive of the ill-fated Chicago 2016, is to continue his links with the Olympics with the announcement that he is to be the chairman of World Sport Chicago, the bid's legacy organisation.

Lula wants answers after Rio hit by Brazilian blackout

November 11 - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva today demanded an explanation for the blackout which left large parts of the country, including Rio de Janeiro, the host city for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, in darkness and chaos for more than five hours after the country's worst power outrage in a decade.

Istanbul to bid for 2020 Olympics

By Duncan Mackay in London

November 10 - Istanbul today revealed that they plan to launch a bid for the 2020 Olympics, declaring that they believe the event will return to Europe after being held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

We could not justify temporary venue in this climate says Deighton

By Duncan Mackay in London


November 10 - Paul Deighton (pictured), the chief executive of the London 2012 Olympics, has told badminton and rhythmic gymnastics that they could not justify spending £40 million on a temporary venue to host their sports in this current economic climate and that moving them to Wembley Arena is an acceptable solution.