More criticism for Vizer

May 23, 2015

More criticism for Vizer

Marius Vizer’s latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body. The head of the association of summer Olympic sports told Vizer in a sharply-worded letter to stop speaking ...

May 19, 2015

International Weightlifting Federation suspends ties with SportAccord

Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations. The International Weightlifting Federation says it decided to suspend its membership following last month’s attack on the IOC by SportAccord President Marius Vizer. The matter will ...

May 16, 2015

Longtime IOC member Tallberg, 77, dies

The International Olympic Committee says longtime member Peter Tallberg of Finland has died after a battle against cancer. He was 77. Tallberg was a sailor who competed in five Olympics between 1960 and 1980, with his best result a fourth-place finish in the Star ...

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

May 14, 2015

U.S. relay team to lose London silver medals

The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, two officials with knowledge of the decision told AP. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity ...

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

| May 9, 2015

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

by Ed Odeven

Two weeks after his shocking speech in Sochi, Marius Vizer gave a passionate, yet defiant defense of his fiery rhetoric, which drew the scorn of the IOC and other global sports governing bodies. The SportAccord chief, who also heads the International Judo Federation, insists ...

Vizer's attack may be costly

| May 2, 2015

Vizer's attack may be costly

by Ed Odeven

Playing political hardball with the IOC is not a winning proposition. SportAccord president Marius Vizer delivered a blistering critique of the IOC, its Agenda 2020 reforms, and its president, Thomas Bach, on April 20 at the SportAccord convention in Sochi, Russia . It was ...

SportAccord chief Vizer rips IOC, Bach in Sochi speech

Apr 21, 2015

SportAccord chief Vizer rips IOC, Bach in Sochi speech

The head of the association representing international sports federations launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.” With IOC president Thomas Bach looking on, ...

Apr 20, 2015

Sports federations' chief Vizer blasts IOC

The head of the association representing international sports federations launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.” With IOC president Thomas Bach looking on, ...

Apr 2, 2015

IOC reveals compensation figures for Bach, members

IOC president Thomas Bach will receive a total of €225,000 ($242,000) a year in compensation to cover the costs related to his job of leading the Olympic body. The figure was disclosed Thursday as the IOC released its “indemnity policy” covering the allowances and ...

Mar 17, 2015

Hamburg picked for 2024 Olympic bid

German Olympic officials selected Hamburg over Berlin on Monday to bid for the 2024 Olympics, adding a third international contender to what is shaping up as a high-profile field. The eight-member board of Germany’s national Olympic committee announced its recommendation after a day of ...

IOC stunned by death of French athletes in helicopter crash

Mar 10, 2015

IOC stunned by death of French athletes in helicopter crash

The IOC on Tuesday mourned the death of three French sports stars, including two Olympic medalists, in a helicopter accident during the filming of a reality show. Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, bronze medalist boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among the ...