IOC decides against complete ban of Russia from Rio Olympics

Jul 25, 2016

IOC decides against complete ban of Russia from Rio Olympics

Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban of Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Citing the need to protect the ...

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 ...

IOC delays decision on total Russian ban

Jul 20, 2016

IOC delays decision on total Russian ban

With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn’t know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers. While the IOC decided ...

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 ...

IOC brass gives thumbs up to Tokyo's 2020 efforts

Oct 15, 2015

IOC brass gives thumbs up to Tokyo's 2020 efforts

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Olympic chiefs have given Tokyo 2020 organizers a vote of confidence, despite a series of missteps that have mired the upcoming games in controversy. Preparations for the Tokyo Games suffered a heavy blow in July when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scrapped the design of ...

Jun 27, 2014

IOC warns Tokyo on changing '20 venues

Any plans Tokyo has to change venues for the 2020 Olympics will first have to be approved by the world governing body of the sports that stand to be affected, the International Olympic Committee said Friday. Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe recently ordered a review ...

Tokyoites celebrate triumphant 2020 Olympic bid

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyoites celebrate triumphant 2020 Olympic bid

The mood in Tokyo was ecstatic early Sunday as the city was chosen to host the 2020 Summer Olympics by the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires. Close to 2,000 people watching a live broadcast of the IOC’s general session on a large screen ...