Dec 9, 2016

Bach open to changes for Olympic bidding process

Signaling a potential radical change in the way Olympic host cities are chosen, IOC president Thomas Bach wants to revise the bidding process because it “produces too many losers.” He wouldn’t rule out the possibility of awarding two games at the same time. Bach’s ...

IOC extends sanctions against Russia over doping

Dec 8, 2016

IOC extends sanctions against Russia over doping

Two days before the release of a new report into Russian doping, the IOC on Wednesday extended the provisional sanctions imposed on the country over allegations of systematic cheating and cover-ups. The International Olympic Committee executive board said the measures imposed on July 19 ...

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

Dec 1, 2016

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers are entertaining the idea that venues built for the games could be financed and run by private-sector companies. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, central government and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee have vowed to cut costs for the games, having announced a ...

Nov 17, 2016

Judge releases Hickey on bail for medical reasons

A Brazilian judge has released former IOC member Patrick Hickey on bail of 1.5 million reals ($500,000) so he can seek medical treatment outside Brazil. The judicial order was published on Wednesday. Hickey, who is reported to have a heart condition, was arrested three ...