Mar 2, 2017

Budapest assembly scraps city's 2024 Olympic bid

Budapest’s assembly approved a motion Wednesday to withdraw the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics. The decision leaves Los Angeles and Paris as the only remaining candidates. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September. Budapest’s decision to withdraw came after ...

Feb 17, 2017

Tokyo hopes to pare 2020 Olympics costs by reducing test events

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has said it will scale back on test events leading up to 2020 as part of cost-cutting measures. Hiroshi Sato, vice director general of the organizing committee, said Wednesday the 2020 committee had been told by the International Olympic ...

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

/ Feb 3, 2017

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85. Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, ...

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

/ Jan 26, 2017

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic ...

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 ...