Aug 9, 2016

Bach vows to push for doping bans

The IOC will keep trying to enforce a rule that would prevent former doping cheats from competing in future Olympics. In an interview with The Associated Press, IOC president Thomas Bach said Monday that he will make a third attempt to push through an ...

Pound rips IOC 'moral leadership' crisis over Russia doping

Aug 6, 2016

Pound rips IOC 'moral leadership' crisis over Russia doping

Senior IOC member Dick Pound on Saturday slammed the International Olympic Committee’s lack of “moral leadership” over the Russia doping crisis and said the organization now faces a battle to restore its credibility. Pound, the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), declared ...

Aug 5, 2016

IOC clears 271 Russians for Rio Olympics

An International Olympic Committee panel of review on Thursday finally handed down a decision about which athletes would be permitted to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics, just 24 hours before the Games opening ceremony. The IOC release reads: “271 athletes will form the ...

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

Aug 5, 2016

Ready or not, the Rio Games set to begin

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All eyes will turn to Rio de Janeiro on Friday when it opens South America’s first Olympic Games against a backdrop of political and economic crises off the sporting field and doping scandals on it. More than 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete ...

Aug 4, 2016

Pele could light flame

Three-time World Cup champion Pele says he was invited to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but sponsorship deals could stop him from performing the prestigious task. Speaking at an event in Rio, Pele said he ...

Aug 2, 2016

Kawabuchi, Ono to receive Olympic Order

The International Olympic Committee is to award former Japan Football Association president Saburo Kawabuchi and 1964 Tokyo Olympic women’s team gymnastics bronze medalist Kiyoko Ono the Olympic Order for their outstanding service to the Olympic movement, Kyodo News learned Monday. A ceremony for the ...

WADA chief Reedie hits back at Bach on Russia doping row

Aug 2, 2016

WADA chief Reedie hits back at Bach on Russia doping row

The split between Olympic leaders and global anti-doping officials over the Russian doping scandal continues to deepen. The World Anti-Doping Agency fired back on Monday, a day after IOC president Thomas Bach suggested the agency was to blame for the last-minute chaos over the ...

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 ...

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

| Jul 30, 2016

IOC's decision on Russia a disgrace

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The IOC has exposed itself as a toothless tiger. The Olympics’ global governing body showed it lacked the moral fortitude and backbone to take a necessary stand against Russia. By leaving it up to international sports federations to determine if Russian athletes who compete ...