Oct 2, 2016

IOC's Bach set to begin Paris visit

IOC president Thomas Bach met with French athletes and Paris leaders of their 2024 bid at the start of a two-day visit in the French capital on Saturday. Bach, who will meet French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace on Sunday then attend ...

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 ...