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launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.”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launched a scathing attack on the IOC on Monday, accusing the Olympic body of running a system that is “expired, outdated, wrong, unfair and not at all transparent.”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 ...

Feb 4, 2015

Bach says IOC ready to act in Russian doping case

IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body will look into Yulia Zaripova’s doping case to determine whether to strip the Russian athlete of her gold medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase from the 2012 London Games. Bach tells The Associated Press that the IOC ...

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

| Jan 16, 2015

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

by Jack Gallagher

“Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.” — Chet Atkins The words of the late American musician sum up the reaction I had when the United States Olympic Committee selected Boston to be the bid city for the U.S. for the 2024 Olympics ...

Jan 8, 2015

Karate appeals for inclusion in Tokyo Olympics

The head of karate’s world governing body made a case on Thursday for his sport’s inclusion in the Olympic program at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Antonio Espinos, president of the World Karate Federation, told a press conference that karate, which originated in Japan was ...

Dec 9, 2014

IOC gives Kosovo full recognition

Athletes from Kosovo will be able to compete at the 2016 Summer Games after being granted full recognition on Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. The full IOC formally ratified a decision made in October by the executive board that clears the way for ...

IOC approves Bach's reform plans

Dec 9, 2014

IOC approves Bach's reform plans

Thomas Bach never thought it would be this easy. In rapid fashion and without a single vote against or even an abstention, the International Olympic Committee on Monday overwhelmingly approved its president’s 40-point reform package — the biggest shake-up of the organization in decades. ...