[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay February 1 - Yuko Arakida, a member of the Japanese volleyball team that won the Olympic gold medal at Montreal in 1976, has been appointed as the sports director of Tokyo 2020, it was announced today. Arakida, who is also the chair of
[insideworldparasport] - By Duncan Mackay February 1 - Construction started on the new Victorian headquarters being built for the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) when the first sod was turned on Essendon Football Club's high performance centrate at Melbourne Airport.
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January A row has broken out between two of Italy's greatest-ever athletes after former gymnast Jury Chechi hit back at claims by Pietro Mennea that Rome should not bid for the Olympics and Paralympics because of the
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January Glasgow today formally declared its interest in bidding for the Summer Youth Olympic Games as it emerged that Sweden may also put forward a bid for the event. As already reported on insidethegames, the Scottish city
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay February 1 - The Olympic Flame will arrive in Britain at a military base in Cornwall on a gold liveried British Airways aeroplane on May 18 having been lit by the sun's rays in Olympia a week earlier, London revealed today.
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay February 1 - Denmark has set a target of winning seven Olympic medals, including one from Caroline Wozniacki (pictured), at London 2012, the same number they won at Beijing four years ago, they have announced.
[Insidethegames.biz (blog)] - By Duncan Mackay January London has returned 20 per cent of the hotel rooms it had booked for the Olympics and Paralympics to the market, a decision which has today been hailed as an opportunity to help the tourist industry benefit from the
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay at Three Mills Studios in London January One of William Shakespeare's best-known plays, The Tempest, will be the inspiration for the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games, Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle revealed
[Insidethegames.biz (blog)] - By Duncan Mackay January There is unprecedented demand among Brazilians who want to see the Olympics in London this year as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the Games in More than tickets have already been sold, figures released by
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January Dow Chemical's controversial sponsorship of the Olympics is once again under the spotlight today after Meredith Alexander (pictured), a commissioner of the sustainability watchdog for London 2012, resigned in protest at
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January Karen Webb has quit the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), where she was executive director of marketing and communications, to set up as an independent consultant. Her first client is Westfield, whose Stratford City
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January London today launched World Sport Day, which is due to be held on June 25, in which students will be encouraged to celebrate the athletes and cultures of the world. This could include stage their own World Sport Day
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January London chairman Sebastian Coe and Hugh Robertson (pictured left), the Sport and Olympics Minister, have both written to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to express their support for the British Olympic
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay in Innsbruck January The Royal College of Art in Kensington will be the base for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) during London 2012, insidethegames can reveal. The Royal College of Art, a Grade II listed building and
[Insidethegames.biz (blog)] - By Duncan Mackay January 9 - London has begun making preparations for the Olympics and Paralympics after officially taking control of the Olympic Park, including releasing details of new Games-time naming for selected venues and spectator areas.
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January Kenya is hoping to raise more than $5 million (£3.2 million/€3.8 million) to help market itself during London 2012, it has been revealed. Brand Kenya, the agency set-up by the Government in the East African country to help
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January 9 - Kenya is hoping to enter its biggest ever team at this year's Olympics in London and beat the record total of 14 medals, including six gold, it won at Beijing four years ago. The biggest team Kenya has sent to a Games since
[Insidethegames.biz (blog)] - By Duncan Mackay January 8 - London is to have its own Pride House during this year's Olympics, it has been revealed. The House, which will be based in Clapham Common in South West London, is the brainchild of Canadian-born Chad Molleken and is
[Insidethegames.biz (blog)] - By Duncan Mackay January Cameroon have signed a deal to complete its preparations for London in Aberdeen, it has been announced. Up to 60 athletes and officials are set to travel to the Granite City, which has one of the most prosperous
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay in Innsbruck January McDonald's is close to extending its sponsorship of the Olympics until in a $100 million (£65 million/€78 million) deal, it has been revealed here. Gerhard Heiberg, the chairman of the International
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January Ghana will base itself in Plymouth in the build-up to London 2012, it has been announced. The deal to train at Plymouth High School for Girls has been organised by Plymouth Ghana Link, a group set up in to encourage
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January 7 - Innsbruck mascot Yoggl today helped officially open the Athletes' Village for the first-ever Youth Winter Olympic Games, which will be home to more than athletes and officials during the event.
[Insidethegames.biz] - By Duncan Mackay January 6 - The BBC has bowed to pressure from Newham Council and updated the credits of the popular soap opera EastEnders with the Olympic Stadium. Nearly a year ago Newham, which is the main Host Borough for London 2012
[Insidethegames.biz (blog)] - By Duncan Mackay January Metropolitan Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with an online fraud linked to the London Olympics and Paralympics, it was revealed today. Overseas victims were tricked into sending money to invest