Feb 17, 2017

Tokyo hopes to pare 2020 Olympics costs by reducing test events

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has said it will scale back on test events leading up to 2020 as part of cost-cutting measures. Hiroshi Sato, vice director general of the organizing committee, said Wednesday the 2020 committee had been told by the International Olympic ...

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Feb 3, 2017

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85. Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, ...

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Jan 26, 2017

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic ...

Aug 16, 2016

IOC punishes Egyptian who refusesd to shake Israeli's hand

An Egyptian athlete who refused to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand after their judo bout has been reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympics, officials said Monday. The International Olympic Committee said Islam El Shehaby received a “severe reprimand” for his behavior following ...

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

Aug 5, 2016

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

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All eyes will turn to Rio de Janeiro on Friday when it opens South America’s first Olympic Games against a backdrop of political and economic crises off the sporting field and doping scandals on it. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete ...

Bach defends IOC decision to not ban Russian team

Aug 1, 2016

Bach defends IOC decision to not ban Russian team

IOC president Thomas Bach defended the decision not to ban Russia’s entire team from the Rio Games, declaring Sunday that the doping crisis won’t damage the Olympic body’s credibility and taking a swipe at global anti-doping officials for failing to act sooner against state-sponsored ...

Jul 22, 2016

IOC announces 45 failed doping retests from Beijing, London

Forty-five athletes have failed doping tests after their samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games were reanalyzed, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The results are from a second wave of retests and take the total number of athletes who ...

Jun 14, 2016

IOC, Paralympic organizers finalize deal through 2032

The IOC has reached a new long-term cooperation agreement with organizers of the Paralympics through 2032. The deal was signed Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. The IOC said the accord is aimed at “increasing the visibility of the ...