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Beijing given thumbs up by IOC for 2022 Winter Olympic bid

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Beijing is capable of hosting a successful Winter Olympic Games, a top official from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday. [ more › ]

Boston Olympic backers say won't make bid without public support

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The organizers for Boston's campaign to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday said they would not make a final bid to the International Olympic Committee unless a majority of Massachusetts residents support the idea. The vow, which came...Show More Summary

IOC to re-test hundreds of doping samples from 2008 Beijing Olympics

The International Olympics Committee announced plans on Wednesday to re-test hundreds of doping samples from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. “Even if it’s five or 10 years later, it’s really an important thing to do,” IOC medical director Richard Budgett told the Associated Press. “It’s not ideal. You want to do it as close […]

International Sports Associations Caught Between $ Signs and Human Rights Ideals

A just published study highlights how commerce and glitz are reinforcing support for autocracy by international sports associations and undermining the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) newly found resolve to hold potential host...Show More Summary

Photos of the abandoned Olympic Village built for the 1936 games in Nazi Germany will give you chills

The 1936 Berlin Olympics are shrouded in myth and tragedy. The International Olympic Committee granted Germany's capital city the right to host in 1931, just as Adolf Hitler was rising to power. By the time the games rolled around, the oppressive Nuremberg laws were in effect, and the Olympic flag hung alongside banners bearing the swastika. Show More Summary

Olympics Committee Forces Oregon Restaurant To Change Its Name

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The next Olympic games may be more than a year away but that's not stopping the International Olympic Committee from forcing a business -- located nowhere near any upcoming Olympic site and with more than a half-decade of uncontested use -- to change its name. Show More Summary

Brazilian President pledges 'total commitment' to Olympic Games in Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach held extensive talks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia on Tuesday. President Rousseff again pledged full support for the Games from 'every level and ministry ofShow More Summary

International Olympic Committee working with NOCs to fight Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Working with the IOC, the NOCs of Guinea and Liberia have both implemented projects aimed at making use of the reach and influence of the sports community, and particularly local athletes, to help raise awareness among the populations concerned and offer concrete assistance. The Liberian NOC has opted for a multiple approach. Show More Summary

Olympic officials report progress on 2016 Summer Games

International Olympic Committee inspectors have found "solid progress" in the oft-troubled and disorganized preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Mario Vázquez Raña, Publisher and Olympic Movement Power, Dies at 82

Mr. Vázquez Raña, a Mexican newspaper magnate, was for many years one of the most powerful players on the International Olympic Committee.

Mario Vazquez Rana dies at 82; International Olympic Committee member

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Mario Vazquez Rana, a Mexican businessman and former prominent member of the International Olympic Committee, has died. He was 82.

Roger Goodell Meets With IOC President Thomas Bach

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met here Saturday morning with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. But don’t get your hopes up.

Seoul to host 2017 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport

Safeguarding the athletes’ health in sports training and competition is the number-one priority for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This Conference, organised every three years, brings together eminent international specialists...Show More Summary

2024 Olympic host-city bidding begins without Los Angeles

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

On a day when Los Angeles officials had hoped to launch their campaign for the 2024 Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee opened bidding with a new kind of procedure.

Boston will bid to host the 2024 Olympics

Boston will represent the U.S. in the bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the United States Olympic Committee announced Thursday. International bid submissions aren't due until September, so don't hold your breath, Bostonians. Show More Summary

L.A., D.C., S.F., Boston? U.S. Pick For Olympic Host May Come Thursday

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that its board would discuss the four cities' bids at Denver International Airport later this week — and then possibly travel to the winning city.

Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid fate could be determined Thursday

The fate of Los Angeles’ campaign to bid for the 2024 Summer Games could be decided Thursday during a special U.S. Olympic Committee board meeting at Denver International Airport.

Los Angeles still in running for 2024 Summer Olympics

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The International Olympic Committee will open bidding for the 2024 Summer Games -- a process that will include a new "invitation" phase -- late next week.

Kazakhstan proposes splitting 2022 Winter Olympics

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Just weeks after the International Olympic Committee voted to allow future Games to be divided between neighboring cities and countries, Kazakhstan has said it will pursue a split bid for 2022.

Spread the Olympic Games

As South Korea buckles under the enormous financial pressure of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee recently made a practical suggestion: Move some events to other nations.

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