More Sports / Boxing Jul 31, 2019

Organizers reveal boxing schedule for 2020 Olympics

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday revealed the competition schedule for boxing, which recently gained approval to be included at the games after the sport's governing body was stripped of its role. Boxing will be held between July 25-Aug. 9 next ...

IOC lifts threat to remove weightlifting from Paris Olympics

Olympics Mar 27, 2019

IOC lifts threat to remove weightlifting from Paris Olympics

Weightlifting's place at the 2024 Paris Olympics has been confirmed after an IOC review of persistent doping problems, as long as the sport's governing body meets certain conditions. The International Weightlifting Federation will continue to undergo "very close monitoring" after 18 months of scrutiny, the ...

IOC selects Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

Olympics Oct 9, 2018

IOC selects Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, formally awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal. Senegal President Macky Sall was present on Monday to see International Olympic Committee members confirm the executive board's preference from four candidates. Senegal will host the youth ...

Olympics / Winter Olympics Feb 25, 2018

Russia barred from flying flag at closing ceremony

The International Olympic Committee dashed Russian athletes' hopes of marching behind their national flag at the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday, deciding against immediately lifting Russia's Olympic suspension after fresh doping violations. Russians have been competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia, with the nation's Olympic ...

Pyeongchang Games ready to welcome world

Olympics / Winter Olympics Feb 7, 2018

Pyeongchang Games ready to welcome world

by Jack Gallagher

The competition at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics gets underway on Thursday with events in alpine skiing, biathlon, luge, curling and ski jumping, ahead of the official opening of the Winter Games on Friday night. The Pyeongchang Games mark the first Winter Olympics in Asia since the 1998 Nagano Games ...

Groups promote Olympic legacy

Olympics Jan 27, 2018

Groups promote Olympic legacy

by Kaz Nagatsuka

"Legacy" or "legacies" has been a key world in the recent history of the Olympic Games. In fact, it is used by officials and administrators, including the International Olympic Committee, to convince host cities and the public that the Summer or Winter Games are not ...