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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during an interview in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.
Apr 28, 2024
Interest in hosting Olympics 'never so high,' says IOC boss
After a string of Games in wealthy democracies, 2036 could be an opportunity for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Indonesia or India.
Sebastian Coe delivers a speech during the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Aug. 27, 2023.
Apr 19, 2024
Sebastian Coe divides Olympic movement with move to offer prize money
Coe's compatriots have been critical of World Athletics' decision to offer prize money at the Olympics.
An illustration of the planned Paris Games opening ceremony on the River Seine
Mar 20, 2024
Russians and Belarusians will not take part in Paris Games opening parade
The athletes from the two countries will be competing as independents without their flags and anthems following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
Ahead of the Paris Games, authorities are conducting three preliminary investigations into possible favoritism in the awarding of around 20 contracts worth tens of millions of euros, while a fourth is scrutinizing the pay of chief organizer Tony Estanguet.
Feb 21, 2024
Paris 2024: A 'new era' of corruption-free Olympics?
Ahead of the Paris Olympics in July and August, French prosecutors are working on four probes into possible wrongdoing.
The International Olympic Committee denied Manny Pacquiao's request to compete in the Paris Games due to his age.
Feb 19, 2024
Manny Pacquiao gives up Olympic dream after being denied spot in Paris
Pacquiao conceded that his Olympic boxing dream was over after being denied a berth at this year's Paris Games.
Official toy mascots for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are displayed in Villepinte, France, on Sunday.
Jan 25, 2024
Former IOC exec says Paris has chance to reignite Olympic golden age
The onus falls on Paris to reboot the image of the Olympics after recent editions marred by COVID-19 restrictions and doping scandals.
An esports and gaming festival in Riyadh in July
SPORTS / esports
Dec 30, 2023
IOC sees Japan as potential host of 2026 Olympic Esports Games
Japanese officials are expected to step up talks in 2024 over the hosting of the event at the IOC's request.
The Olympic and Russian flags during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
Dec 9, 2023
IOC clears some Russians to compete in Paris as neutrals
The IOC added that there were currently only eight athletes from Russia and three from Belarus who had qualified as neutral athletes.
The Olympic rings in Sapporo's Odori Park. The Hokkaido capital had explored the possibility of hosting the Winter Games in 2034 after dropping its bid for 2030.
Nov 30, 2023
Sapporo left out as IOC signals 2030 and 2034 Games hosts
The IOC picked the French Alps and Salt Lake City in the western United States as preferred hosts for the 2030 and 2034 Games, respectively.
A man walks past the entrance of the 141st International Olympic Committee Session venue, in Mumbai, on Friday.
Oct 16, 2023
IOC session backs double award of 2030 and 2034 Winter Games
A preliminary study by the IOC's future host commission had found that by 2040 only 10 nations would be able to host the snow events.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks on the first day of the 141st IOC Session in Mumbai on Sunday.
Oct 16, 2023
IOC members call on Bach to stay on past 2025
Elected in 2013, Bach is due to step down in 2025 in line with current Olympic Charter rules.
IOC President Thomas Bach says the organization is keen to embrace esports as well as the use of artificial intelligence at future Olympic Games.
Oct 15, 2023
IOC to explore Olympic Esports Games
Estimates suggest over 500 million of those are interested specifically in esports, which include virtual sports and sport simulations.
Sebastian Coe speaks at a news conference during an International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai on Saturday.
Oct 15, 2023
Sebastian Coe says IOC made 'only decision' in banning Russia
The IOC's move came after the Russian Olympic Committee recognized regional organizations from four annexed Ukrainian territories.
The Russian Olympic Committee was banned with immediate effect by the IOC on Thursday.
Oct 13, 2023
IOC bans Russian Olympic Committee over annexed Ukrainian territories
The IOC added the ROC would not be eligible for any funding after it recognized Olympic Councils from Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia.
Los Angeles 2028 organizers have recommended five "new" sports for inclusion in their edition of the Summer Games.
Oct 10, 2023
Cricket among proposed new sports for 2028 Los Angeles Games
The choice of the sports still needs approval from the International Olympic Committee.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Tuesday.
Sep 13, 2023
Vladimir Putin says IOC is 'distorting' Olympic ideal
French President Emmanuel Macron said last week that no Russian flag should fly at the Games.
The International Olympic Committee has yet to make an official decision on the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes at the 2024 Paris Games.
Aug 15, 2023
Ukraine set to compete at Paris, even with Russians as neutrals
Vadym Huttsait, head of Ukraine's Olympic committee, said the world "will see that Ukraine is, was and will be."
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / Winter Olympics
Jul 19, 2023
Two French regions consider joint 2030 Winter Games bid: report
Sapporo was once seen as the favorite, but low public support within the country has prompted the city to consider a bid for 2034 or later.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
IOC supports Russian and Belarusian athletes participating in Asian Games
The International Olympic Committee on Thursday welcomed the Olympic Council of Asia's decision to allow individual neutral athletes with a Russian or Belarusian passport to compete at the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / Summer Olympics
Jun 27, 2023
USOPC will listen to any IOC plan for Russians to compete in Paris
Pressure is mounting on the IOC, sporting federations, national Olympic committees and governments to make a call on the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes.


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