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Critics Call International Olympic Committee’s Anti-Discrimination Efforts ‘Fluff’

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

LGBT and human rights advocates have called the International Olympic Committee’s attempt to amend it’s Charter to include protections based on sexual orientation “fluff” as the committee continues to award hosting rights to countries with poor civil… The post Critics Call International Olympic Committee’s Anti-Discrimination Efforts ‘Fluff’ appeared first on Towleroad.

Grey-Thompson tips Coe to lead IOC

Newly elected IAAF president Lord Coe is a future chief of the International Olympic Committee, says Baroness Grey-Thompson.

The Ultimate Goal: Getting James Zagoria Into the 2028 Olympics

2 weeks agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

NEW YORK — This was one day recently after Ultimate Frisbee had been officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee and I was driving with my son James to a summer league Ultimate game at SUNY Purchase. We had developed a nice little summer routine where the two of us swam in our friend’s pool for a few hours, […]

IOC won’t test Rio’s filthy water for viruses before Olympics

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The International Olympic Committee won’t test the water at the aquatic venues for next year’s Rio Olympics despite the fact that the sewage-filled water has been proven to be laden with viruses. World Health Organization guidelines recommend only bacterial testing and that’s good enough for the IOC, according to Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi, […]

2016 Olympians Will Be Competing In Poop Water, And The IOC Doesn't Care

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Following in the grand tradition of pre-Olympic fuck-ups, the International Olympic Committee and 2016 Summer Olympics host city Rio de Janeiro have teamed up to bring us the summer games’ first big problem: shit water. Read more...

Rio can deliver 'outstanding' Games

The International Olympic Committee says Rio can deliver an "outstanding" Olympics but plays down water quality concerns.

IOC invites Olympic athletes of the world to Rio 2016 with just one year to go

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today officially invited the world’s athletes to take part in South America’s first ever Olympic Games. It marks exactly one year to go until the opening of the Olympic Games...Show More Summary

IOC will not run viral tests of polluted Rio waters

The International Olympic Committee decides not to test the city's waterways for viruses ahead of the 2016 games, despite AP report

FIFA Names François Carrard to Lead Reform Committee

Carrard, a former International Olympic Committee leader, will lead a team of 12 officials picked by the six soccer continental confederations, plus two chosen by World Cup sponsors.

Fifa names head of reform taskforce

Former International Olympic Committee director-general Francois Carrard is appointed head of Fifa's reform taskforce.

Former Olympic Committee Chief Appointed to Lead FIFA Reform Committee

FIFA appointed former International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Francois Carrard to lead the embattled organization’s reform committee.

Let Katie Swim

2 weeks agoSports : Slate: Sports

American swimmer Katie Ledecky has become so dominant that the only opponent standing in her way these days is the International Olympic Committee. At the just-completed FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Ledecky turned in the most impressive performance in a pool since Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Show More Summary

International Olympic Committee Recognizes Collegiate Time-Waster As a Sport

Ultimate Frisbee, the game that filmmakers are probably contractually obligated to show during movies set on college campuses, was recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee this weekend. The World Flying Disc Federation, which also governs disc golf and Guts Frisbee, called the moment an "incredible milestone" on its 30th... More »

You Could Be Cheering For Ultimate Frisbee at a Future Olympics

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Ultimate Frisbee could be played at future Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized ‘flying disc sports’ on Sunday. The World Flying Disc Federation, Frisbee’s international governing body, was granted “full recognition” by the IOC during a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday. Show More Summary

South Sudan Becomes 206th Olympic Country in Emotional Ceremony

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

South Sudan became the 206th country to join the Olympic family in an emotional ceremony on Sunday and will compete under its flag for the first time in the Olympic Games in Rio next year. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved...Show More Summary

‘Ultimate Frisbee’ officially recognized by International Olympic Committee

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The International Olympic Committee officially recognized the governing body of disc sports, like Ultimate Frisbee, last week, a move that helps the sport take a step toward possible inclusion in Olympic competition. “This is an incredible milestone in the 30-year history of WFDF [the World Flying Disc Federation] and a further important step for our […]

Olympic Committee session ends with talk of bidding, doping, pollution

The International Olympic Committee on Monday wrapped up a busy session that saw a host selected for the 2022 Winter Games, a shake-up in the bidding process and discussions about renewed doping concerns.

'Ultimate Frisbee' gets International Olympic Committee recognition

LONDON — Ultimate Frisbee could be coming to the Olympics. Flying disc sports, including Ultimate Frisbee (or Ultimate), Disc Golf and Freestyle, have just been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). See also: Awkward...Show More Summary

FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves IOC after 16-year term

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Sepp Blatter decided not to run for re-election as a member of the International Olympic Committee on Monday, bringing his 16-year term with the IOC to a close.

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