Olympics could cost €2bn more in public funds than expected

Olympics could cost €2bn more in public funds than expected

Until recently, the figure quoted for the public cost of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games was three billion euros, but Pierre Moscovici, the first president of the Court of Auditors, has admitted that the bill will rise. Speaking on France Inter on Tuesday, he suggested that the cost could rise to four or five billion euros.








IBA accuses the IOC of 'intimidation and threats'

IBA accuses the IOC of 'intimidation and threats'

The International Boxing Association (IBA) said on Thursday: "We will use all legal means to prove that we are right. The organisation criticised the IOC's decision last Tuesday to maintain its exclusion "if boxing is part of the LA 2028 programme". "There is no alternative," insisted the IBA, which also said the IOC's decisions are "politicised".




IOC responds to Russian criticism: "New low"

IOC responds to Russian criticism: "New low"

Moscow's criticism of Olympic restrictions on Russian athletes was beyond unacceptable and had reached a "new low," the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday. "It goes beyond anything that is acceptable," he added.