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Russia doping issue persists

The raw feelings created by the Russian doping scandal spilled onto the floor and into the hallways of the International Olympic Committee meetings Friday, with less than five months until the Winter Games and still no decisions made about the fate of the country's athletes. IOC members received updates on two ...

IOC set to postpone Takeda's retirement

Sep 12, 2017

IOC set to postpone Takeda's retirement

The International Olympic Committee is moving to postpone the retirement of member Tsunekazu Takeda until after the 2020 Tokyo Games, sources told Kyodo News on Monday. Takeda, the Japanese Olympic Committee president, hits the age limit of 70 for IOC members in November, but can ...

IOC seeking more data on vote-buying case

Sep 12, 2017

IOC seeking more data on vote-buying case

What was supposed to be a stress-free meeting of the International Olympic Committee turned into something quite different Monday, when IOC president Thomas Bach was forced to spend nearly an hour defending the handling of a mushrooming bid scandal and insisting the IOC is ...

IOC member Pound wants sanctions in Rio vote case

Sep 9, 2017

IOC member Pound wants sanctions in Rio vote case

A top IOC member wants his organization to act with "more teeth" in response to a vote-buying scheme to land last year's Rio Olympics. Dick Pound said the Olympic body is taking "hit after hit in the eyes of the world." Carlos Nuzman, an IOC member ...

Authorities allege Rio Olympics vote-buying scheme

Sep 6, 2017

Authorities allege Rio Olympics vote-buying scheme

Brazilian and French authorities said Tuesday they uncovered an international corruption scheme aimed at buying votes in awarding the 2016 Olympics. It is the latest allegation to sully the legacy of the Rio Games, the first Olympics in South America. The disclosures came as police ...

Police raid house of Brazilian Olympic Committee president

Sep 5, 2017

Police raid house of Brazilian Olympic Committee president

Federal police in Rio de Janeiro are searching the house of the president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee. An Associated Press photographer saw police at the house of Carlos Nuzman early Tuesday. Authorities did not take questions at the scene. Police declined comment. A news conference ...

New honor for Olympic legend Mills

Aug 26, 2017

New honor for Olympic legend Mills

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Legendary distance runner Billy Mills, whose performance at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics catapulted him to global fame, is receiving a special honor close to home. Mills, who captured the gold with an amazing finish in the men's 10,000 meters in Tokyo, is among a quartet ...

IOC boosts female participation at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Jun 10, 2017

IOC boosts female participation at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee on Friday approved the Tokyo 2020 Olympic event program in a move that will increase female participation while reducing the total number of competitors. The decision by the IOC's executive board will see 15 more events than were competed in last ...