The modern Olympic Games are the world's main international, multi-discipline sports events, in which thousands of athletes from more than 200 nations participate in a variety of competitions.
The Olympic Games are held every four years. The Summer and Winter Games take place two years apart: The 2014 Winter Games took place in Sochi, Russia. The next Summer Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. This page collates recent DW content concerning the Olympics.
German athletes are on the verge of setting a new and independent organization. It will be entirely separate from the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), the umbrella organisation of German sports.
The son of the former IAAF president Lamine Diack is at the heart of a corruption racket that involved vote buying for the Olympics, says the French financial prosecutor. Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016 are under investigation.