Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution

Nov 13, 2015

Conte says WADA, IAAF part of problem, not solution


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 ...

Sep 16, 2015

Five cities set to bid for 2024 Olympics

With Toronto deciding against a last-minute bid, five cities are set to be in contention for the 2024 Olympics when the race opens officially on Wednesday, pitting four European cities against a two-time host from the United States. The International Olympic Committee’s final deadline ...

Sep 11, 2015

Rome submits bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

Rome has formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Mayor Ignazio Marino, bid leader Luca Cordero di Montezemolo and Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago signed the candidate application on Friday at City Hall and sent it to the International Olympic Committee. ...

Sep 4, 2015

IOC establishes $2 million fund to assist refugees

The International Olympic Committee is setting up a $2 million fund to assist refugees. “With this terrible crisis unfolding across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, sport and the Olympic Movement wanted to play its part in bringing humanitarian help to the refugees,” IOC ...

Sep 4, 2015

Hausen named IOC president's new chief of staff

IOC president Thomas Bach has hired a German regional government official as his new chief of staff. The International Olympic Committee announced that 43-year-old Marcus Hausen started work on Tuesday at the body’s headquarters in Lausanne. For the past three years, Hausen ran the ...

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

Aug 26, 2015

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo’s new National Stadium so that the facility is complete by January 2020, but the minister in charge of the games cautioned this may not be possible. ...

Aug 11, 2015

Los Angeles proposes $4.1 billion budget for 2024 Olympic bid

If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston recently dropped out of contention, the organizers’ proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion plus a $400 million contingency, a senior adviser to Mayor Eric ...