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Kazakhstan proposes splitting 2022 Winter Olympics

Just weeks after the International Olympic Committee voted to allow future Games to be divided between neighboring cities and countries, Kazakhstan has said it will pursue a split bid for 2022.

Spread the Olympic Games

As South Korea buckles under the enormous financial pressure of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee recently made a practical suggestion: Move some events to other nations.

Usain Bolt doesn’t want the Olympics to do away with an event that he dominates

The International Olympic Committee voted last week to abolish the cap on the number of sports offered at each Games while still limiting the number of athletes to around 10,500 and medal events to 310. This means event-heavy sports could see a reduction in competitions to make way for sports that have a greater appeal […]

Switzerland to give FIFA long look

Switzerland will soon start giving the leaders of FIFA and the International Olympic Committee intense financial scrutiny.

International Olympic Committee Officially Adds Sexual-Orientation Protection To Its Policies, But Is It Enough?

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

This week, the International Olympic Committee made history when it announced it would add sexual orientation to the list of traits for which an athlete cannot be discriminated against. The decision, which received unanimous supportShow More Summary

Adam Scott: Olympic golf would be best with amateur players

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : Devil Ball Golf

From the beginning, golf sold the International Olympic Committee on its return to the Olympic program with the idea that the game's greatest players would compete on the quadrennial stage. It was central to golf landing a spot in the...Show More Summary

Kosovo wins Olympic recognition on final day of IOC session

Kosovo can send its own team to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games after winning full recognition from the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday.

Why Wait Until 2016? IOC Creates OTT Olympics Channel

According to a report by Reuters, the International Olympic Committee yesterday passed a resolution that will create an OTT channel for year-round coverage of Olympic sports. The channel will be operated by Olympic Broadcasting Services (in Madrid) with an estimated cost of $600 million to operate over the first seven years. Show More Summary

Olympic Committee Inserts Homosexuality into 'Fundamental Principles' of Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a rewording of its Principle 6 on sexual discrimination to beef up its support of homosexuality in what IOC President Thomas Bach of Germany called "a very important step." In a unanimous...Show More Summary

Will Olympic Committee's New Rules Influence Antigay Host Countries?

The International Olympic Committee voted in favor of 40 new rules, including one that protects people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Will that help LGB athletes? read more

Sweeping New Olympic Rules Hope to Fix the Broken Games

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With few cities willing to host them, the Olympics are in trouble. And with ongoing allegations of fraud and incompetence, the International Olympic Committee is in even more trouble. Today, the IOC approved dozens of new rules that attempt to address the expense and mismanagement of the Games. Read more...

IOC adds sexual orientation to anti-discrimination policy

The International Olympic Committee unanimously approved a revision of its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation.

Did The IOC Just Ban Anti-Gay Nations From Hosting Future Olympic Games?

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: Thomas Bach never thought it would be this easy. In rapid fashion and without a single vote against or even an abstention, the International Olympic Committee on Monday overwhelmingly approved its president's 40-point reform package — the biggest shake-up of the organization in decades. Show More Summary

Olympic officials take first step in reforms

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

International Olympic Committee members began a much-anticipated meeting Monday by adopting the first portion of a historic reform package.

IOC Adds Sexual Orientation to Olympic Charter's Non-Discrimination Policy: READ

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a unanimous vote earlier today, the International Olympic Committee approved a revised non-discrimination policy that reads: "The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as...

Factbox: Reaction to Removal of Sports Cap at Olympics

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Reaction to the International Olympic Committee's decision on Monday to scrap a cap on the number of sports at the Olympics Games, meaning some events are likely to be dropped in order to allow new sports from 2020.

IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.

IOC clears way for baseball and softball to return to Olympics, allows cities to submit joint bids

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The International Olympic Committee approved two changes on Monday that will significantly alter the way countries can bid on future Games, as well as change the lineup of sports at each Olympics. In an effort to reduce the costs associated with putting on the Games, the IOC will now allow multiple cities in the same […]

Factbox: Factbox on the Major Changes to the Olympics

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Following are some of the major changes the International Olympic Committee approved for future Games at its session in Monaco on Monday:

IOC allows summer or winter Olympics in two countries; baseball, softball get second life

2 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

MONACO – By what International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach called a unanimous show-of-hands approval Monday, even though it clearly seemed not everyone raised a hand to vote, the IOC created the possibility for future summer or winter Olympic Games to take place in more than...

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