Jan 30, 2015

Seoul mayor takes positive tack ahead of Japan visit

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon expressed hope Friday that his visit to Japan starting Sunday will help promote exchanges and cooperation with Tokyo, neighboring Saitama Prefecture and Hokkaido. In an interview with a group of Japanese reporters ahead of the six-day visit, Park said that ...

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. ...

Bach's proposals set for vote by IOC members

Dec 4, 2014

Bach's proposals set for vote by IOC members

IOC president Thomas Bach on Friday enters the final straight in his campaign to pass some of the most revolutionary reforms in the history of the 120-year-old Olympic movement and set his stamp on the IOC just over a year after taking office. The ...

Russia facing allegations of systematic sports doping

Dec 4, 2014

Russia facing allegations of systematic sports doping

Russia faced explosive allegations of corruption and systematic doping on Wednesday, including the reported admission of drug use by an Olympic champion runner and coverup and extortion involving a three-time Chicago Marathon winner. Both German television channel ARD and French sports daily L’Equipe reported ...

IOC supports Tokyo's plans to relocate Olympic venues

Nov 19, 2014

IOC supports Tokyo's plans to relocate Olympic venues

Olympic venue costs for the 2020 Games could be reduced to about ¥260 billion ($2.2 billion) from an earlier estimate of ¥460 billion ($3.9 billion), according to a report released Wednesday following discussions between officials with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the International Olympic ...