Hidalgo previously said Russian competitors could take part under a neutral flag but she backpedaled on Tuesday in an interview with French media.
Attorneys have threatened civil and criminal action if the money is not returned within 10 days.
Sports fans enjoyed plenty of great moments this year from Dusty Baker capturing his elusive World Series championship with the Houston Astros to the Golden State Warriors winning their fourth NBA title in eight years.
Climate change is putting uncertainties on to future Winter Games.
After her Olympic win, a professional flipbook artist was inspired by her performance for his next creation.
Simone Biles will not participate in the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Games and will instead focus on her mental well-being, USA Gymnastics said in a statement early Wednesday. The decision comes a day after she pulled out of the team all-around competition. Jade Carey, who finished ninth in qualifying, will take Biles’ place in the individual all-around competition.
The Japanese Air Force performed a colorful flyover over Tokyo ahead of the opening ceremony of the Olympics on July 23, officials said. Credit - uminomagu via Storyful
Rio de Janeiro officials light the Olympic flame ahead of the start of the Tokyo games.
Although the IOC has called for the strongest possible sanctions, it wants those sanctions directed at Russian state authorities rather than athletes or Olympic officials.
Social media users may not have fully appreciated the logo, but the three-part design is steeped in significant meaning.