The International Olympic Committee has announced a proposal to include sexual orientation in the non-discrimination language in Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter
There's a lot to like in the International Olympic Committee's "Olympic Agenda 2020" — IOC president Thomas Bach's 40-point reform plan designed to make the Olympics more desirable to potential host cities. The plan calls for the use...Show More Summary
The proposal, announced today, is one of 40 recommendations the International Olympic Committee will vote on in December. read more
The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike.
With nine months still to go before the International Olympic Committee votes on a 2022 Winter Olympics host, there are only two cities left in the running: Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beijing, China. Beijing is the favorite by default, despite IOC concerns about snowfall, travel, and winter sports experience. Show More Summary
Rejoice, fans of the Olympics! Your all-year Olympics channel may be coming in the not so distant future. A meeting of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended that an all-year Olympics TV Channel be set up. Details on the channel are still extremely limited, but it appears it would initially broadcast in English. Show More Summary
When it comes to the International Olympic Committee's handling of LGBT athletes, it's business as usual — which may be the problem in the first place. read more
Following widespread allegations of wrongdoing in both the Beijing and Sochi Olympics, human rights protections will be added to the contracts signed by future Olympic host cities. The International Olympic Committee's president presented...Show More Summary
In a telling quote, influential International Olympic Committee member Gian-Franco Kasper told CNN that the 2014 Sochi Olympics was too expensive. "Russia did what [Switzerland] did in our ski resorts in 150 years in five years, that of course costs money," he said. Show More Summary
Rogge, representing International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, highlighted the important role sport and Olympism can play in the education of young people and improving their health and fitness. “Sport strengthens not only the body, but also the mind,” stated the Honorary President. Show More Summary
The Norwegian people decided that these demands by the International Olympic Committee were not worth the ‘privilege’ of hosting the Winter Olypmics (boldface mine): They demand to meet the king prior to the opening ceremony. Afterwards, there shall be a … Continue reading ?
Oslo pulled out of the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, much to the dismay of the International Olympic Committee, leaving Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan as the only potential host cities still in the running. At an estimated cost of $5.4 billion, public support for hosting the Olympics in Norway and a slew of other European cities was low. Show More Summary
The 2022 Winter Olympics could take place in Dictatorship A or Dictatorship B. Dennis Sanders explains how the International Olympic Committee got itself in this mess.
The $51 billion spent by Russia to host this year’s Winter Olympics — along with the steadily growing worldwide view that the International Olympic Committee is rivaled only by FIFA in terms of corruption — has seemingly had a chilling (ha!) affect on other nations’ desires to host future Winter Games. On Wednesday, the Norwegian […]
The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will "force" future Olympic host cities to sign an anti-discrimination agreement before they are able to host the games. On its face, this is a step in the right direction. Some...Show More Summary
The International Olympic Committee, currently trailing FIFA in their never ending battle for most hypocritical sports organization (despite a recent challenge from the NFL) has done what it is so often best at. Wait until the stakes are lowest and their pockets’ fullest before sort of paying lip service to the right thing. After [...]
The International Olympic Committee takes a stance on acceptance read more
Following the controversy around holding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, with its anti-LGBT policies and environment, the International Olympic Committee takes a stand against discrimination. read more
The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it would add an anti-discrimination clause to host cities' contracts. The announcement comes after human rights groups criticized Russia's anti-gay policies during the Winter Games in Sochi. Show More Summary