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Climbing Officially Approved for 2020 Olympics

It's official. Climbers will compete for gold in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Today the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a package of new events including baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, climbing, and surfing. The decision was based on a desire to appeal to a young... Continue reading

Anti-U.S. Sentiment Could Ruin Los Angeles' 2024 Olympics Bid

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A bid by Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympic Games could fall victim to anti-American sentiment brewing inside the International Olympic Committee, sources inside the IOC said. The bid, which is competing against three European cities, risks an anti-U.S. Show More Summary

IOC President Thomas Bach Closes 2016 Rio Games as Olympic Flame Goes Out

The International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach declared the 2016 Olympics over at a ceremony in Brazil’s Rio on Sunday.

Olympic Flag Handed Over to Tokyo in Sign of Transition to 2020 Games

The International Olympic Committee handed over the Olympic flag to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the next edition of the Games in four years.

3 Ways the Olympics Could Truly Help the Refugee Crisis

Perhaps the best feel good story of the Rio Olympic Games is the refugee team. Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), told the world, "These refugees have no home, no team, no flag, no national anthem. We...Show More Summary

Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa shows sign of protest as he crosses finish line

The International Olympic Committee prohibits athletes from making political statements during the Games.        

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics: Dates, locations, schedule and more

Rio’s done, and Tokyo’s up next. The closing ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro means the sports world turns its attention, just for a moment, to the Games’ next host site. The International Olympic committee will stage the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Show More Summary

IOC Says Doping Whistleblower Who Fears For Her Life Not Its Problem

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

RIO DE JANEIRO - Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova may be in danger after her revelations on doping in her country that triggered a massive scandal and forced her to flee, but it is not the International Olympic Committee’s responsibility,...Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Paralympics 'should be helped by International Olympic Committee'

The International Olympic Committee should help with funding for the Rio Paralympics, says the vice-chairman of the British Olympic Association.

Russian Shot Putter Evgenia Kolodko Stripped of 2012 Olympic Gold

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Saturday it had disqualified Russia’s shot putter Evgenia Kolodko from the 2012 London Olympics, in which she ranked second, and stripped her of the silver medal after a doping re-test.

Lochte, drunken swimmer pals face suspension in Olympic probe

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The swimmers caught up in a Brazilian brouhaha over their bathroom break at a Rio gas station will be the focus of a new International Olympic Committee disciplinary commission, the IOC said Saturday.

It is 2016. Someone tell the Olympics.

Someone needs to tell the International Olympic Committee about the world today. Tell it about the internet, social media, globalization and that the way we watch sports has changed.  The Olympics is a global sporting event but the International...Show More Summary

U.S. Swimmers To Face Disciplinary Commission Over False Rio Robbery Claims

By Karolos Grohmann RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set up a disciplinary commission for United States swimmer Ryan Lochte and his three team mates after they were found to have lied about anShow More Summary

Olympic Committee Begins Disciplinary Inquiry Into US Swimmer Ryan Lochte

The International Olympic Committee is beginning a disciplinary inquiry into US swimmer Ryan Lochte following his allegations that he had been robbed at gunpoint at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro.

IOC strips Russia of another 2008 track and field medal for doping violations

The International Olympic Committee on Friday announced that three additional Russian track and field athletes, including sprinter Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, have been retroactively disqualified from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for testing positive for steroids in a reanalysis of doping samples. Show More Summary

IOC Sanctions Three Russian Athletes Over Doping Abuse at 2008 Olympics

The International Olympics Committee announced on Friday that three Russian athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 following re-analysis of stored doping-tests samples.

Olympics exec moved to maximum security prison in ticket probe

71-year-old International Olympic Committee executive was arrested in dawn raid in Brazil hotel

Isinbayeva's Election to IOC is 'Athletes Response to Injustice'

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov said Thursday that the election of Russian two-time Olympic champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes’ Commission is a response of world's athletes to injustice.

Russian Pole Vaulter Isinbayeva Elected to IOC Athletes' Commission

Russian two-time Olympic champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva was elected to the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission for a term of eight years.

IOC, Sports Federation Fail to Protect Athletes From Abuse - Russian Minister

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and sports federations are not fulfilling their responsibilities by allowing Russian athletes to become the target of abuse at the Rio Olympics, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Thursday.

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