Olympic Games

TOKYO (AP) — The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony. Located in central Tokyo, the Olympic Stadium will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Games.

It is Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of several popular stories from our site over the past week: The Legacy Of Olympic Construction: A Closer Look The 23rd Winter Olympic games that were held in PyeongChang, South Korea, have been hailed as a success by experts and sports fans alike following the Closing Ceremony.

The Games of the 23rd Winter Olympiad in PyeongChang, South Korea have been hailed as a rousing success by both experts and sports fans alike following their epic culmination in this past Sunday's Closing Ceremony. As the global event wound down with the symbolic exchanging of the Olympic flag between the current and future host cities – known as the Antwerp Ceremony – we as viewers moved on ourselves in anticipation of the Games' next iteration.

South Korea's new, $109 million stadium, which sits in Pyeongchang, will play host to a total of four ceremonies for both the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games—and then it will be destroyed. The thought is that tearing the soon-to-be iconic arena will prevent it from becoming both a white elephant and a standing reminder of the over-the-top nature of the events, Huffpost reported.

Located more than 6,000 ft. above sea level at the foothills of Rocky Mountains' Pikes Peak, Colorado's $75 million U.S. Olympic Museum will create a gateway to downtown Colorado Springs when it opens in 2019. The three-story building will be the new home of the U.S.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah officials, studying the possibility of Salt Lake City making a bid to host another Winter Olympics, said they would rather host the games in 2030, but could be ready if they're needed for 2026. Hosting the games after the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles would provide a better opportunity to raise sponsorship dollars, said Fraser Bullock, co-chairman of the committee and a key player in the city's 2002 Olympics.

The Los Angeles Metro's Board of Directors has decided it will accelerate numerous transportation projects so they are complete by the 2028 Olympic Games. If left on their initial schedules, some of these projects would not be finished until 2041, Curbed reported.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah officials are bullish about the prospects of hosting another Winter Olympics, but a co-chair of a new exploratory committee said they'll have to find a way to reduce costs to make it feasible. Fraser Bullock, who was a key player in Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Games, said he expects far less U.S.

Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park has been making progress on an expansion and renovation project, which began earlier this year. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority said two of six extensive projects are slated to be completed by the end of the year, Curbed reported.

For three years, Brazilians have become used to waking up to images of top politicians or captains of industry being perp-walked to police cars, the result of an ever-widening investigation into the sale of favors by the political elite that led to charges against the president.

After initially vying for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games – with hopes of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the last time they played host to the global athletic affair – Los Angeles was instead named the official site of the 2028 Games by the International Olympic Committee in late July.