Jun 24, 2016

IAAF president Coe downplays split with IOC

IAAF president Sebastian Coe on Thursday downplayed the split with international Olympic leaders over his sport’s decision to bar Russian track and athletes from competing under their own flag, saying the two sides “will work our way through these issues.” “We have to be ...

Jun 23, 2016

Lifters from three nations could be banned from Rio Olympics over doping

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus face one-year suspensions from international weightlifting competition following the retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, which may prevent lifters from those countries from competing at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in August. The International Weightlifting ...

Bach says athletes can fly Russian flag

Jun 22, 2016

Bach says athletes can fly Russian flag

Some Russian track and field athletes could be competing under their own flag at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after all. Leaders of the International Olympic Committee and track’s world governing body appeared split Tuesday over the terms of participation of any Russian athletes ...

Brazil in turmoil as Olympics loom

Apr 27, 2016

Brazil in turmoil as Olympics loom

On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, it feels like a long time since the heady days in 2009 when the city was named to host South America’s first Olympics. Then, a booming Brazil was the Latin American poster child for the seemingly unstoppable ...

Apr 22, 2016

FIBA boss Baumann chosen as new SportAccord president

Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann on Friday was elected president of SportAccord, an umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. Baumann, the secretary general of FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, defeated Russia’s Anna Arzhanova 55-25 in Friday’s vote. Arzhanova heads ...

Bach praises all four bids submitted to host 2024 Olympics

Feb 18, 2016

Bach praises all four bids submitted to host 2024 Olympics

The IOC praised the four cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday for relying heavily on existing and temporary facilities to cut costs and avoid white elephants. Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Budapest, Hungary, delivered their first detailed bid files to the IOC ...