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International Olympic Committee Recognizes Collegiate Time-Waster As a Sport

Ultimate Frisbee, the game that filmmakers are probably contractually obligated to show during movies set on college campuses, was recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee this weekend. The World Flying Disc Federation, which also governs disc golf and Guts Frisbee, called the moment an "incredible milestone" on its 30th... More »

You Could Be Cheering For Ultimate Frisbee at a Future Olympics

19 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Ultimate Frisbee could be played at future Olympic Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized ‘flying disc sports’ on Sunday. The World Flying Disc Federation, Frisbee’s international governing body, was granted “full recognition” by the IOC during a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday. Show More Summary

South Sudan Becomes 206th Olympic Country in Emotional Ceremony

19 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

South Sudan became the 206th country to join the Olympic family in an emotional ceremony on Sunday and will compete under its flag for the first time in the Olympic Games in Rio next year. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved...Show More Summary

‘Ultimate Frisbee’ officially recognized by International Olympic Committee

23 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The International Olympic Committee officially recognized the governing body of disc sports, like Ultimate Frisbee, last week, a move that helps the sport take a step toward possible inclusion in Olympic competition. “This is an incredible milestone in the 30-year history of WFDF [the World Flying Disc Federation] and a further important step for our […]

Olympic Committee session ends with talk of bidding, doping, pollution

The International Olympic Committee on Monday wrapped up a busy session that saw a host selected for the 2022 Winter Games, a shake-up in the bidding process and discussions about renewed doping concerns.

'Ultimate Frisbee' gets International Olympic Committee recognition

LONDON — Ultimate Frisbee could be coming to the Olympics. Flying disc sports, including Ultimate Frisbee (or Ultimate), Disc Golf and Freestyle, have just been recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). See also: Awkward...Show More Summary

FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves IOC after 16-year term

Sepp Blatter decided not to run for re-election as a member of the International Olympic Committee on Monday, bringing his 16-year term with the IOC to a close.

Zero tolerance to doping, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee will act with "zero tolerance" should allegations of widespread doping in athletics be proven.

IOC recognises 'Ultimate Frisbee'

Flying disc sports, including Ultimate Frisbee, are officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Bringing the Olympics to the next generation via its own channel

Last week, the International Olympic Committee gathered in Malaysia to vote on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games (Beijing, a city that has no snow, but that’s a story for another day). But the meeting that was officially deemed...Show More Summary

World Health Organization demands IOC test Rio’s Olympic waterways for viruses

The World Health Organization has asked the International Olympic Committee to run new tests on Rio’s waterways after an Associated Press investigation declared them potentially dangerous to athletes because of their high pollution levels, the AP reports. The request came in conjunction with an announcement from the governing body of world sailing that said it, too, […]

IOC defends Tokyo over logo clash

The International Olympic Committee denies the Tokyo 2020 emblem infringes the copyright of a Belgian theatre logo.

Beijing picked to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was awarded the 2022 winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakhstan’s Almaty in an International Olympic Committee vote to become the first city to have won both summer and winter editions of the world’s biggest multi-sports event. The Chinese capital confirmed their favourites tag, coming out on top only seven years after hosting the summer […]

China Selected to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, creating an opportunity for China to present to the world a picture of the diversity of thought, opinion and people within the country.

Beijing, a city without snow, to host 2022 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee announced that the Chinese capital will be home to the games in 2022. Our condolences.

Selection of Host City for Olympics Sparks Outcry

A history-making decision announced today by the International Olympic Committee to award hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing has drawn outrage from human rights activists. The decision, announced today, will make Beijing, where the 2008 Summer Olympics...

A Winter Olympics in Snowless Beijing Will Be an Environmental Disaster

Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday. And the bi

Beijing the safe choice to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Eighteen months ago, no one gave Beijing much of a chance to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. But by the time the International Olympic Committee made its selection on Friday, the Chinese capital had become the clear favorite.

Beijing to Become First City to Host Winter and Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee decided to give Beijing another chance to host an international sporting bonanza in 2022, making the Chinese city the first to host both a Summer and Winter Olympics. In 2008, Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics; in 2022, it will try its hand at the Winter version. “Summer or Winter Games,... More »

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