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Coronavirus 24-03-2020

Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021

The Tokyo summer Olympiad was postponed on Tuesday (24 March) to 2021, the first such delay in the Games’ 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked one of the last international sporting showpieces still standing this year.
Global Europe 17-03-2020

Europe locks down as global virus panic spreads

European leaders are set to ban non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday (17 March), the latest drastic attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic that has upended society, battered markets and killed thousands around the world.
Health 03-03-2020

IOC confident of Tokyo Olympic Games success despite coronavirus

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s president and executive board gave further strong backing on Tuesday (3 March) to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, with no talk of a postponement or move due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Global Europe 09-12-2019

Russia banned from Olympic Games for altering doping data

Russia was banned from the Olympics and other major world championships on Monday (9 December) after sporting officials decided to punish it for tampering with doping-related laboratory data in another blow to Russia’s already tarnished sporting reputation.
Climate change 06-06-2019

Why France’s Total will not sponsor the Olympics in Paris

Although it has not yet made its decision public, France's oil company Total will not be a partner of the 2024 Paris Olympics. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
Global Europe 22-01-2018

Lavrov says West’s ‘Russiaphobia’ worse than during Cold War

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Sunday (21 January) said the West's "Russiaphobia" was worse than during the Cold War and warned that Moscow has "red lines" that should be respected.
Politics 07-06-2017

Paris 2024 is a bet on Europe

On Tuesday 6 June, a delegation for the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be received by the European Parliament in its assembly. It is a big opportunity for Paris, and also for the European Union, writes Julian Jappert.
Global Europe 17-08-2016

Nationalism, technology, and the Olympics

The Olympic Games have turned into a competition between nations, rather than individuals, writes George Friedman.
Europe's East 12-11-2015

Putin seeks way out doping scandal

President Vladimir Putin said yesterday (11 November) that Russia needed to conduct its own investigation into allegations its athletes had systematically taken performance-enhancing substances.
Sports 28-05-2015

Simon Clegg: The whole world will be watching the Baku Games

SPECIAL REPORT / The Baku 2015 European Games are a fantastic promotional opportunity for Azerbaijan, as they will be watched not only by the whole of Europe, but in many continents, including China, Simon Clegg, COO of the games, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Sports 25-05-2015

Minister: After the Baku games, Azerbaijan will be an even more popular destination

SPECIAL REPORT / After events such as the Eurovision song contest in 2012, and the Baku 2015 European Games, which start on 12 June, people across the world will know that Azerbaijan is in Europe, Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Elections 07-11-2014

Read my lips: No new taxes, says Hollande

French President François Hollande said on Thursday (6 November) that he would impose no new taxes on anyone in France next year, as he sought to shake off record-low approval ratings and bolster confidence halfway through a deeply unpopular presidency.
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