IOC approves switch of cycling venues for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Dec 9, 2015

IOC approves switch of cycling venues for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

After months of negotiations, the IOC on Wednesday approved the cycling venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including the cost-cutting move of indoor track events to a facility located two hours from the host city. The International Olympic Committee said moving track cycling from ...

Dec 9, 2015

IOC president Bach says scandals undermining sports' credibility

Recent scandals are undermining the credibility of sports and casting suspicion on millions of clean athletes, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday. Bach called on all sports organizations to follow rules of “good governance” to prevent the type of corruption cases ...

Dec 1, 2015

Bach says IOC regrets Hamburg's nixed 2024 Olympic bid

The rejection of Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics marks a “missed opportunity” for the city and Germany, IOC president Thomas Bach said Monday. Hamburg withdrew its bid Sunday after it was defeated in a referendum by voters in the northern port city. The ...

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

Nov 13, 2015

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

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Hours after the World Anti-Doping Agency released the results of its exhaustive findings in a 323-page report on Monday about the wide-reaching Russian track and field doping scandal, Victor Conte was already weighing in on the matter. And even though Dick Pound, founding president ...

IOC bans Diack, prepares to strip medals from dopers

Nov 11, 2015

IOC bans Diack, prepares to strip medals from dopers

The IOC suspended Lamine Diack as an honorary member Tuesday and said it was ready to strip medals from any Russian athletes found guilty of doping and consider retesting samples from the Sochi Olympics. The International Olympic Committee convened an urgent meeting of its ...

Olympic ban possible for Russia over doping

Nov 10, 2015

Olympic ban possible for Russia over doping

Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country’s government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. The World Anti-Doping Agency commission set up to investigate doping in Russia ...

Oct 2, 2015

Vatican beefs up IOC contacts, remains cautious on Rome bid

The Vatican is beefing up its contacts with the International Olympic Committee but isn’t taking sides in Rome’s bid for the 2024 Games, which organizers hope will include the marathon winding through St. Peter’s Square. The head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal ...