IOC touts record-high female representation on commissions

Olympics May 29, 2020

IOC touts record-high female representation on commissions

The International Olympic Committee says women now account for almost half of the membership of its various commissions, an all-time high in the organization's drive for gender equality. Across the 30 IOC commissions, 47.7 percent of the positions are held by women, up from 45.4 ...

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

Olympics May 17, 2020

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Speaking at a joint news conference with the IOC, the WHO's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for ...

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

Olympics Apr 6, 2020

Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence

The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community. Although the decision was finalized at a lofty political level, it only happened after individual athletes forced the ...

Athletes, sports bodies welcome Tokyo Games delay

Olympics Mar 26, 2020

Athletes, sports bodies welcome Tokyo Games delay

Athletes and sports organizations around the world have largely welcomed the decision by the Japanese government and International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Games for around a year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach ...

IOC President Thomas Bach opens door to staging Tokyo Games in spring

Olympics Mar 26, 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach opens door to staging Tokyo Games in spring

The rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics will require sacrifices and compromises by all involved, International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Wednesday, before predicting the completion of "a beautiful jigsaw puzzle and wonderful Olympic Games." "Our mission is to organize games and make dreams of ...