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Brazilians ready to bring carnival spirit to Rio 2016 ceremonies

The auditions, which were held at the National Institute for Education of the Deaf, in the leafy Rio neighbourhood of Laranjeiras, took place in a relaxed atmosphere, in which the host city’s ‘carnival spirit’ was very much in evidence. The...Show More Summary

'Attacks won't influence 2024 bid'

The attacks on Paris will not influence the city's chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach says.

Russian Rio pain 'could be worth it'

Russian athletes missing the 2016 Olympics to ensure a clean 2020 Games would be worth the pain, says UK Athletics' chief.

Communique following the meeting of IOC President Bach and ROC President Zhukov

Following the meeting, the ROC with the full backing of IOC will undertake the following actions: 1. Mr Zhukov, as ROC President, informed the IOC President that in order to ensure the participation of the clean Russian athletes at the...Show More Summary

Coe fears for athletics' future

IAAF president Lord Coe says athletics may not have "many tomorrows" if it does not eliminate doping.

IOC confident about Russia reforms

The International Olympic Committee's president thinks Russia will resolve doping issues and field athletes at the Rio Olympics.

VIDEO: Message could not be stronger - Coe

IAAF president Lord Coe says "the message could not be stronger" after Russia's athletics federation is provisionally suspended.

Russia suspended from athletics

Russia's athletics federation is provisionally suspended from international competition for alleged involvement in doping.

Canada welcomes IOC-INTERPOL workshop on integrity in sport

Another tangible result of Olympic Agenda 2020, the meeting, held on 11 November in Winnipeg, was a first for Canada. It focused on enhancing understanding and identifying ways of preventing and responding to competition manipulation in Canada and North America. Show More Summary

Russian body 'to admit' some charges

Russia's athletics federation plans to admit to some of the charges made against it by the World Anti-Doping Agency commission.

IOC Executive Board takes action following WADA Independent Commission - provisionally suspends Mr. Lamine Diack

Even if it has not been directly addressed in the report, the IOC has already decided to take the following steps itself: The IOC’s Executive Board decided this afternoon to confirm the proposal of the IOC Ethics Commission to provisionally suspend Mr. Show More Summary

IOC Statement on WADA Independent Commission Report

This is a deeply shocking report and very saddening for the world of sport. The IOC trusts that the new leadership of the IAAF with its President Sebastian Coe will draw all the necessary conclusions and will take all the necessary measures. Show More Summary

IOC and Sportradar join forces with integrity-focused MoU

All sports competitions covered by the IOC’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (“IBIS”), including the competitions of the Olympic Games and a range of International Federation competitions, are the subject of the MoU in a move that...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT President Bach is welcomed to the FEI headquarters by Sarango, in the presence of Alex Hua Tian and Kristina Bröring-Sprehe. © Liz Gregg/FEI During a visit to the headquarters of the International EquestrianShow More Summary

Russian athletics admits doping issue

Russia has a doping problem but an Olympic ban would be wrong, says the general-secretary of the country's athletics body.

IOC wants action over doping claims

The International Olympic Committee wants the IAAF to start disciplinary proceedings against athletes accused of doping.

Kenya 'failing on doping issues'

Kenya's government has failed to seriously tackle doping, according to the chairman of the country's Olympic committee.

Diack suspended after doping report

The International Olympic Committee provisionally suspends former IAAF president Lamine Diack as an honorary member.

McIntosh targets 'very best' in Rio

Jen McIntosh aims to do herself proud in Rio after her place in the GB Olympic shooting team is confirmed.

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