Sep 16, 2017

Takeda gets formal OK to stay with IOC

The International Olympic Committee approved Tsunekazu Takeda remaining as an IOC member until the end of the 2020 Tokyo Games, it was announced at the IOC Session on Friday. Takeda, the Japanese Olympic Committee president, will reach the IOC's age limit of 70 in November, ...

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 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 ...

Feb 17, 2017

Tokyo hopes to pare 2020 Olympics costs by reducing test events

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has said it will scale back on test events leading up to 2020 as part of cost-cutting measures. Hiroshi Sato, vice director general of the organizing committee, said Wednesday the 2020 committee had been told by the International Olympic Committee ...

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

/ Feb 3, 2017

Ex-JFA chief, IOC member Okano dies at 85

Shunichiro Okano, former president of the Japan Football Association and member of the International Olympic Committee, died Thursday of lung cancer at a Tokyo hospital, sources close to the situation said Friday. He was 85. Okano, who won one cap during his playing days, helped ...

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

/ Jan 26, 2017

Bolt stripped of Beijing gold

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic rules state ...

Bach defends IOC decision to not ban Russian team

Aug 1, 2016

Bach defends IOC decision to not ban Russian team

IOC president Thomas Bach defended the decision not to ban Russia's entire team from the Rio Games, declaring Sunday that the doping crisis won't damage the Olympic body's credibility and taking a swipe at global anti-doping officials for failing to act sooner against state-sponsored ...