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INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

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Dec 25, 2022
IOC raises prospect of boxing being pulled from Paris Games
Qualifying for the Paris 2024 boxing tournament is being organized by the IOC, but it said that concerns regarding global boxing's governing body mean it will take further decisions.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 16, 2022
IOC at odds with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over Russian athletes at Olympics
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the Olympics have a unifying mission when he spoke to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who called for a ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes, the IOC said on Thursday.
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Jun 23, 2022
Martina Navratilova calls out IOC over lack of leadership on transgender issue
Tennis great and gay rights trailblazer Martina Navratilova has slammed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its lack of leadership on the issue of the inclusion of transgender athletes in sports.
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Jun 10, 2022
Olympic champion Maria Lasitskene calls on IOC head Thomas Bach to lift sanctions against Russian athletes
Lasitskene, who is also a three-time world champion, said in an impassioned open letter that her Russian passport was being used as a 'trump card' by World Athletics.
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May 18, 2022
Boxing great Wladimir Klitschko calls for IOC ban on Russian athletes
The former world heavyweight champion told a news show that isolating the country is a 'painful' but necessary response to its ongoing war in Ukraine.
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Mar 17, 2022
Paris mayor will discuss Russia's participation at 2024 Games at appropriate time
'Vladimir Putin is breaching international law, he does not recognize the existence of international law. We will have to take that into account.'
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Mar 1, 2022
IOC recommends banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from international events
The IOC said the executive board made the decision 'in order to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants.'
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Feb 25, 2022
Russia facing widespread fallout as sports world condemns invasion of Ukraine
'I'm sorry for the innocent people that are losing their lives, that are getting killed for stupid reasons and a very, very strange and mad leadership,' F1 driver Sebastian Vettel said.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 21, 2022
Olympics making progress on gender equality, but gap remains
The Beijing Games have been described by the IOC as the most 'gender-balanced” Winter Games in history.
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Feb 18, 2022
Kremlin hits back at Olympic chief's criticism of Kamila Valieva coach
'When I saw how she was received by the closest entourage with such a tremendous coolness, it was chilling to see this,' Bach said.
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Feb 17, 2022
Japan and U.S. teams may receive torches instead of medals while Kamila Valieva's doping case remains open
The torches are seen as placeholder gifts for the figure skaters who will leave the Olympics without their medals.
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Feb 15, 2022
Kamila Valieva argued grandfather's medication led to positive test
If Valieva finishes in the top three of the women's single event, the medal ceremony will not be held during the ongoing Winter Games in Beijing.
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Feb 14, 2022
Kamila Valieva cleared to compete but doping shadow remains
There will be no medal ceremony for the women's singles figure skating if Valieva finishes in the top three, the IOC said after the decision.
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Feb 13, 2022
IOC contacted Ukrainian team after Vladyslav Heraskevych's anti-war message
The 23-year-old briefly flashed the paper sign reading 'NO WAR IN UKRAINE' after his third run. He did not do it again after his last run.
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Feb 11, 2022
ITA confirms figure skater Kamila Valieva failed drug test
Valieva's provisional suspension was lifted by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, a decision the International Olympic Committee will appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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TENNIS
Jan 27, 2022
IOC plans to meet with Peng Shuai during Beijing Olympics
The Women's Tennis Association has suspended tournaments in China due to its concerns over Peng's safety.
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Jan 22, 2022
Olympic medalist Erik Lesser says blame IOC, not athletes, over Winter Games being in China
'We are now standing here having to justify ourselves for the Olympic Games (being held) in a country where human rights are violated.'
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Jan 20, 2022
IOC says Beijing Olympic uniforms not linked to forced labor
The International Olympic Committee issued a statement on Wednesday in reply to U.S. Congressional inquiries about the source of materials for the apparel provided to IOC staff from Chinese suppliers for the Beijing Winter Games.
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Jan 19, 2022
Climate change will limit choice for Winter Games hosts, study says
According to the study, only Sapporo would be able to provide safe conditions to stage the Winter Olympics again by the end of the century if greenhouse gases are not dramatically reduced.
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OLYMPICS
Dec 12, 2021
Tibetan students chain themselves to Olympic rings to protest Beijing games
Members of the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (TYAE) and Students for a Free Tibet held a sit-in at the IOC building in Lausanne as officials gathered for a meeting.

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