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Soccer World Cup de-toxifies Russia's global brand

When the last fan files out of Moscow's Luzhniki stadium on Sunday after the soccer World Cup final, Vladimir Putin can bask in the knowledge that his objective for the tournament has been met: Russia has, for now at least, been re-branded.

USOC names new chief executive months after sex abuse scandal

U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday named Sarah Hirshland as its new chief executive months after its former chief resigned from the post for medical reasons amid harsh criticism stemming from the sex abuse scandal involving former U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Putin will meet IOC's Bach at Soccer World Cup final match - TASS

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee, will meet at the Soccer World Cup final match, the TASS news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Kremlin spokesman. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

Olympics-Tokyo, Paris agree to join hands on Games preparations

The Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 organising committees said on Wednesday they had agreed to cooperate on preparations for their respective Summer Games, as Japan gets set to host the Olympics in just over two years and France begins to lay its groundwork.