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Statement from the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach on the recent terror attacks on Tunisia, Kuwait and France

On behalf of the entire Olympic Movement I would like to express our sympathy for the families and friends of those touched by this tragedy. These cowardly attacks concern not only the countries directly affected but the whole world community. Show More Summary

The World Police and Fire Games Come To Fairfax County

Unencumbered by the International Olympic Committee, the biennial games include some rather less conventional competitions. [ more › ]

New sports may debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic committee (IOC) announced that it has narrowed down the list of proposed sports to be added to the 2020 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo. The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Programme Panel was tasked with looking into...Show More Summary

Faster, Higher, Stronger... Newer? Novelty Olympic Sports

June 23 marks the Olympic Day Run, established by the International Olympic Committee to promote movement, activity and mass participation in sports.

There's A Good Chance There Will Be Surfing And Karate At The 2020 Olympics

The Olympic Village in Tokyo could get a little bit bigger if these eight new sports manage to make the 2020 games. The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced in a release on Monday that eight sports with international federationShow More Summary

International Olympic Committee won’t add football to the Games

A long-shot bid to make football an Olympic sport has fallen short. The International Olympic Committee rejected a bid to add football in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Football was lumped in with a bunch of sports most Americans have either never heard of or don’t consider sports (including bowls, bridge, chess,…

Mitt Romney didn’t exactly deny any interest in taking charge of FIFA

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

No less an interested party than Prince William recently said that FIFA was having its “Salt Lake City moment, when the International Olympic Committee went through a similar period of serious allegations.” Well, guess who was brought in to fix that mess? Mitt Romney, that’s who. Guess who is pretty much available these days for another massive organizational clean-up […]

Gearing up for #olympicday with 10 days to go!

With 10 days to go, there are already a number of National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations, Olympians, young athletes and individuals that have been getting active ahead of this year’s Olympic Day. Since 1 June,Show More Summary

More big savings for Tokyo 2020 as IOC Executive Board meeting comes to a close

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) wrapped up two days of meetings with reports on the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s financial statements, and preparations for upcoming editions of the Olympic Games. The EB received a very good report from the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. Show More Summary

The Olympic movement follows Fifa into the gutter

No line has been repeated more often during the Fifa scandal than the instruction that football should follow the example of the International Olympic Committee. In 1998, the received wisdom… Continue reading The post The Olympic movement follows Fifa into the gutter appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Could Phelps lose medals over photos?

If the International Olympic Committee is out for blood, Michael Phelps could be a sitting duck. We've already seen Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake come under the gun for wearing a $500,000 watch that wasn't sponsored by Omega during a race, which is a big no-no according to the IOC's rules and regulations. Show More Summary

There will be an awesome new snowboarding event at the 2018 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee approved four new events for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang: mixed doubles curling (!), mass (...)

International Olympic Committee Responds to Petition to Revoke Caitlyn Jenner's Gold Medal

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay :

The organization issued a public statement to sound off on the Jenner controversy.

No, Caitlyn Jenner's Olympic Medal Won't Be Revoked

A transphobic petition failed to clear its initial hurdle, as the International Olympic Committee confirms that Jenner's gold medal is Caitlyn's to keep. read more

IOC approves 4 new events for 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics will now feature Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in curling and a team skiing event. The International Olympic Committee approved four new events on Monday for the 2018 Winter...Show More Summary

Four new events approved for 2018 Winter Olympics Games

The International Olympic Committee have approved four new Olympic events  for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Big Air snowboarding, mixed curling among four new events at 2018 Winter Games

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

In its continuing efforts to make the Olympics more palatable to younger viewers, the International Olympic Committee has approved four new sports for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea: Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in curling and a team skiing event. To make room, the IOC voted to […]

International Olympic Committee: Caitlyn Jenner Can Keep Gold Medal, Trolls Can Suck It

Some jerks on the internet (yeah, that’s still a thing) decided the best way to show their “support” for Caitlyn Jenner is by calling her a big ol’ cheater, for claiming to be a man named Bruce in 1976, and unfairly winning an Olympic gold medal. Show More Summary

FIFA Reform Has Begun, But It May Take Decades

3 weeks agoSports : Vice: Sports

If the International Olympic Committee is any indication, the revolution will be slow.

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