IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan’s organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who ...

IOC bolstered by SportAccord spat

May 27, 2015

IOC bolstered by SportAccord spat

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been left in tatters. A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord president ...

More criticism for Vizer

May 23, 2015

More criticism for Vizer

Marius Vizer’s latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body. The head of the association of summer Olympic sports told Vizer in a sharply-worded letter to stop speaking ...

May 19, 2015

International Weightlifting Federation suspends ties with SportAccord

Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations. The International Weightlifting Federation says it decided to suspend its membership following last month’s attack on the IOC by SportAccord President Marius Vizer. The matter will ...

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

| May 9, 2015

Vizer stands by criticism of IOC

by Ed Odeven

Two weeks after his shocking speech in Sochi, Marius Vizer gave a passionate, yet defiant defense of his fiery rhetoric, which drew the scorn of the IOC and other global sports governing bodies. The SportAccord chief, who also heads the International Judo Federation, insists ...

Vizer's attack may be costly

| May 2, 2015

Vizer's attack may be costly

by Ed Odeven

Playing political hardball with the IOC is not a winning proposition. SportAccord president Marius Vizer delivered a blistering critique of the IOC, its Agenda 2020 reforms, and its president, Thomas Bach, on April 20 at the SportAccord convention in Sochi, Russia . It was ...

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 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 ...

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. ...

Dec 7, 2014

Nagano could host 2018 Olympic events

The IOC is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC official with knowledge of the situation. The IOC asked the South Koreans to halt construction of ...

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 ...