Nov 18, 2016

IOC strips 10 athletes of Beijing Olympic medals

The International Olympic Committee on Thursday stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples from the games. The IOC says the 10, nine of whom hail from former Soviet nations, had all tested positive ...

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 ...

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Jun 2, 2016

Olympic chiefs back five sports for Tokyo 2020

Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are set to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended them to attract a younger audience and boost local support for the games. The International Olympic Committee must now rubber-stamp the inclusion ...

IOC says Beijing '08 retests snare 31 dope cheats

May 18, 2016

IOC says Beijing '08 retests snare 31 dope cheats

In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports could be barred from competing in the Olympics after they were caught in retesting of drug samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, and other positive cases could emerge from the ...