In a step towards evaluating the policy path of the European Union in the area of sports, the European Parliament recently adopted a new resolution focusing on good governance, accessibility and integrity in sport.
The Swedish Olympic Committee initially wanted to host the 2022 winter Games, but the city said no. Now, the tune has changed. A majority in the municipality of Stockholm wants to proceed with a bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2026.
While the Budapest City Assembly approved the city’s bid for the Olympics in 2024, a youth organisation has initiated an anti-Olympics campaign and is advocating for a referendum to decide whether to go forward with the bid or not.
Those responsible for the Russian doping system must be held accountable, say national anti-doping agency leaders in a joint statement and call for the exclusion of Russian sports organisations from international competitions.