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Paris to host 2024 Summer Olympics

During the International Olympic Committee’s session in Peru, Paris was selected as the host of 2024 Summer Olympics. It also simultaneously selected Los Angeles to host the games in 2028. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which was scheduled for July 24-August 9, has been postponed and would be held before the ..

International Olympic Committee recommended adding Break dancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recommended adding Break dancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games when the full membership meets in June. A final decision must be made by the board in December 2020 after further monitoring of the four. The addition of these four ..

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games’ Torch unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games. The top part of the torch is shaped in the traditional emblem of the sakura, or cherry blossom of the same cutting-edge technology as in production of Japan’s bullet trains. The color of the torch is shiny rose-gold, which is 71 centimetres ..

Someity official mascot for 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

On July 22, the official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been unveiled during a ceremony in the Japanese capital Tokyo. The Olympic mascot “Miraitowa” is a blue-checked pointy-eared figure, which fuses the Japanese words ‘mirai’, which means future, and ‘towa’, which means eternity. Its Paralympic counterpart “Someity” is derived from ..

Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics

Thomas Bach, the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC), has officially announced that Paris will host 2024 and Los Angeles will host 2028 Summer Olympics. Both cities wanted to host the 2024 event, before Los Angeles agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding. Los Angeles will also receive ..

Paris to host 2024 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recently announced that the 2024 Summer Olympics will be hosted by Paris in France, which is scheduled to be held from August 8-18. Beside this, the IOC has also announced that the 2028 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to be hosted by Los Angeles (United States). Both the decisions ..

Rio gets UNESCO World Heritage Status

The Marvellous City or Rio de Janeiro has officially entered into the UNECSO’s list of world heritage sites. Rio de Janeiro city has been registered as “Carioca Landscapes between Mountain and Sea” on the UNESCO world heritage list. UNESCO has highlighted Rio’s extraordinary fusion of man-made and natural beauty that has made it to feature on the ..

London Olympics 2012 Highlights

It was the 30th Summer Olympics (London Olympics 2012) that concluded in London on 12 August 2012. In the 17-day event, nearly 10500 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated in as many as 26 sports events. Results: · US topped the medal tally clinching total 104 medals. · It bagged 46 Gold, 29 Silver ..