More Sports / Boxing Jan 25, 2020

Olympic boxing qualifiers moved to Jordan

The IOC has announced that Jordan will host 2020 Olympic boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in Wuhan, China, was canceled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus. The death toll from the virus rose to 41 on Saturday, with more ...

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Olympics Jan 11, 2020

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee at its general assembly on Friday. Yamashita, a 62-year-old former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, was voted in at the IOC Session. He becomes the second ...

Olympics Jan 10, 2020

Hydrogen to fuel 2020 Olympic flame

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unveiled a plan to use hydrogen as the fuel for its Olympic flame cauldron at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee general session on Friday. It would be the first time the next-generation fuel has been used for ...

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita nominated for IOC membership

Olympics Dec 6, 2019

JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita nominated for IOC membership

The IOC has nominated Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita for IOC membership, with a formal decision to be discussed in January, its spokesman said Thursday. The 62-year-old Yamashita, a former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, will join International Gymnastics Federation chief ...

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Olympics Nov 28, 2019

Russia hits back at 'political' doping ban threat

Russia on Thursday hit back at a proposed four-year ban on the country's athletes, denouncing accusations of a doping cover-up as a politically motivated attempt to block its athletes from competing. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday made a bombshell recommendation for ...