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"No governing body has so tenaciously tried to determine who counts as a woman for the purpose of sports as the I.A.A.F. and the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.)."

"Those two influential organizations have spent a half-century vigorously policing gender boundaries. Their rationale for decades was to catch male athletes masquerading as women, though they never once discovered an impostor. Instead, the athletes snagged in those efforts have been intersex women — scores of them. Show More Summary

John Oliver Rips Into All Things Related To Olympic Doping

John Oliver had some fun at the expense of a few international athletes and the International Olympics Committee on Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight." To Oliver, the Olympics is not only "your biannual reminder that NBC exists,"...Show More Summary

The first Olympic golf since 1904 will be without many of the world’s top golfers

Several of the world’s best golfers won’t be competing in the Rio Olympics, and that’s left International Olympic Committee member Barry Maister questioning why the sport is even being included in the Games at all. Rory McIlroy, Vijay Singh and Marc Leishman were among those to pull out due to concerns over the Zika virus, while several others, including Adam Scott, […]

Participation And Ethics Of Russian Athletes Likely To Become Less Clear As Olympics Approach

That the International Olympic Committee is a multi-billion dollar business is not news. What is surprising is that it does not yet know who will be competing in Rio.

Kuwait files $1bn lawsuit against IOC over suspension

Kuwait files a lawsuit demanding $1bn in damages from the International Olympic Committee because of the suspension of its Olympic committee.

Russia Banned From Olympics: What Next For The Country’s Athletes?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) affirmed a ban preventing Russian track and field athletes from competing in the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics and also discussed ways in which this ban may be strengthened and loosened. Last Friday,...Show More Summary

Russian Athletes 'Can Form Strong Team, Win Awards' in 2016 Rio Olympics

According to recent reports, the International Olympic Committee decided not to ban the entire Russian national team's athletes from participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics. In an interview with Sputnik, Olga Bogoslovskaya, 1993 world champion runner and 1992 Olympic Games silver medalist, commented on the recent decision.

IOC Backs Ban Of Russia's Track Team, But Leaves Door Open For Athletes

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says individual athletes will have chances to prove that they're "clean," in the face of doping allegations that have embroiled the Russian team.

Ban on Russian track and field athletes at Rio Olympics just got more confusing

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it agreed with the Rio Olympic ban handed down to Russia’s track and field team but opened the door for some Russian track and field athletes to compete — under their country’s flag — if they are given an exemption by the International Association of Athletics Federations, the […]

Russia Supports IOC, Will Remain Part of Olympic Movement - Sports Minister

Russia supports the International Olympic Committee and will continue to be a part of the Olympic movement, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Tuesday.

Russians & Kenyans need extra tests for Rio - IOC

The International Olympic Committee says Russians and Kenyans must have extra doping checks before they can compete in Rio.

Russian Olympic Committee to Challenge IAAF's Ban of Russian Athletes

The All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) and athletes not implicated in doping will challenge their suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) with the sports judicial body, Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov said Tuesday.

Olympic Games Most Prominent Scandals and Disqualifications in History

At the summit on June 21 in Lausanne, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) may decide to suspend the Russian national team from participating in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Controversies and disqualifications from the Olympics are nothing new.

Russian Sports Minister to Skip Debate on Russian Athletes Fate

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said he will not fly to Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) holds a summit on the fate of Russian athletes.

Olympics' Agency Predicts Summer Games Will Be 'Largest Social Media Event Ever'

CANNES, France—WPP-owned VML has been running public service announcements for the past couple of months for the International Olympic Committee, including multilingual voiceover work from the likes of Uma Thurman (English), Juliette Binoche (French), Paz Vega (Spanish) and Taís Araújo (Portuguese). Show More Summary

IOC to Debate Banning Russia from Rio Olympics in Lausanne

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) may consider banning more Russian sports federations from the 2016 Rio Olympics at June 21’s summit in Lausanne, a German magazine reported Sunday.

IOC lauds IAAF’s decision to ban Russian track and field team from Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee backed the banning of Russia’s track and field athletes from the 2016 Games and promised “further far-reaching measures” in the run-up to Rio. The statement, which came after a conference call among...Show More Summary

IOC Backs IAAF Decision to Ban Russian Athletes From Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board supports the anti-doping position of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which decided to uphold Russia Athletics Federation ban on the Association's membership.

Marathoner Radcliffe Says IOC Must Act Now on Doping

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(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee and other sports federations must take steps of their own to crack down on drugs cheats after world athletics upheld its ban on Russia for systematic doping, marathon world record holder...Show More Summary

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