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Olympic leaders express disappointment over failed Budapest bid, vow changes

Claiming that Budapest’s doomed bid for the 2024 Summer Games was “overtaken by local politics,” the International Olympic Committee has reiterated it will consider changes in the way host cities are selected. An IOC spokesman confirmed on Friday that Budapest — which was competing against Los...

Only 2 Cities Are Still Bidding to Host 2024 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is due to meet in September to vote on the site of the 2024 Olympics—but if one more city drops out, they won't need to. The Hungarian government confirmed Wednesday that Budapest's bid has been withdrawn, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the only remaining...

EXCLUSIVE-Olympics-Admit women or lose Tokyo Games golf, IOC tells club

5 days agoSports / Golf : Reuters: Golf

SAPPORO, Japan, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The club scheduled to host the golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games must allow women to have full membership or organisers will have to find another venue, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates told Reuters on Monday.

IOC's Bach welcomes talk on 2024 and 2028 Olympic hosts pick

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach welcomes talk that two Summer Games hosts could be picked in September        

North Korea says sanctions aim to hinder sports activities

North Korea's Olympic committee has lashed out against sanctions over its nuclear and long-range missile programs, claiming they are aimed at hurting the North's efforts to compete in international sports … Click to Continue »

IOC joins talks to get NHL players in 2018 Olympics

3 weeks agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

The International Olympic Committee joined talks for the first time about whether NHL players will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea a year from now        

IOC Santions 3 Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Tests At London 2012

By SwimSwam on SwimSwam The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Read the full story on SwimSwam: IOC Santions 3 Athletes For Failing Anti-Doping Tests At London 2012

Smokers face tighter rules as Japanese capital eyes smoke-free Olympics

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan must make public places in Tokyo smoke-free by the time it hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics or risk falling afoul of International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules that call for a healthy games, activists said on Tuesday.

Trump's travel ban could impact IOC vote on 2024 Summer Olympics host, but other factors also will be considered

Los Angeles isn’t the only city whose bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics has recently bumped up against politics. While the global debate over President Trump’s travel ban has heightened concerns that International Olympic Committee members might turn away from L.A., problems have arisen in Budapest....

Trump's travel ban could complicate LA’s Olympic bid

All seven countries affected by the president's executive order sent athletes to the 2016 games As leaders of Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Olympics prepare for a final presentation to the International Olympic Committee on February...Show More Summary

USOC: Foreign athletes to get expedited access to US events

The U.S. government has told the U.S. Olympic Committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn't impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events. … Click to Continue »

Usain Bolt stripped of an Olympic gold medal over relay teammate’s failed drug test

Usain Bolt is no longer a nine-time Olympic champion because one of his teammates on Jamaica’s gold-medal-winning relay team tested positive for a banned substance. The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that Nesta Carter had tested positive for methylhexaneamine in a reanalysis of blood and urine samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Carter also ran […]

Alibaba Group Becomes Worldwide Olympic Games Partner Through 2028 – Davos

Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group and the International Olympic Committee used the World Economic Forum as a platform today to announce a historic and long-term deal which sees the Chinese e-commerce giant become IOC’s Worldwide Olympic Partner through 2028. Show More Summary

Alibaba's Jack Ma announces major digital partnership with International Olympic Committee

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma on Thursday announced a 12-year, three-part digital partnership with the International Olympic Committee at the World Economic Forum. The partnership, Ma said, will help the IOC...Show More Summary

Despite doping scandals, Russia could bid for 2028 Olympics

Still mired in a doping scandal and with a track team banned from international competition, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee said his country may put forth a bid to host the 2028 Games        

NBC to launch its own linear Olympic Channel in 2017

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Last August, the International Olympic Committee launched the over the top Olympic Channel available worldwide. The mission statement was to bring Olympic sports and programming during periods when they aren’t in the forefront of the sports landscape. Show More Summary

NBC to launch all-Olympic channel in deal with IOC, USOC

After years of trying, the U.S and International Olympic Committees have agreed with NBC on a package that will offer year-round Olympic programming, focused on U.S. athletes        

NBCUniversal Pacts With IOC & USOC For Year-Round Olympics Channel

NBCUniversal has pacted with the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee to launch a year-round U.S. channel entirely dedicated to Olympic-sport programming. The linear cable channel, which is expected...Show More Summary

Brazil struggling to pay Rio Olympics bills

Officials still owe $3.7 million to the International Paralympic Committee and have also been late paying 100s of creditors and contract employees

4 months after Olympics, organizers unable to pay some bills

Almost four months after the Olympics ended, Rio de Janeiro organizers are unable to pay some of their bills, including $3.7 million owed to the International Paralympic Committee        

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