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IOC: ‘Only a small hiccup here or there’ for Sochi

President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach. AP

IOC President Thomas Bach says things are going smoothly in Sochi with only a “small hiccup here or there” heading into Friday’s opening ceremony of the Winter Games.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Indians to compete under Olympic flag in Sochi

Luger Shiva Keshavan. AP File Photo

India athletes will compete under the Olympic flag — not their national flag — at next month’s Winter Games in Sochi.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Navratilova urges Olympic body over gay rights

In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.S. Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova addresses a discussion on the theme, “Sport comes out against homophobia,” held in observance of Human Rights Day at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Navratilova and former NBA player Jason Collins appeared at the U.N. to urge world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to do more to support gay athletes during a special event celebrating International Human Rights Day. AP/The United Nations, Eskinder Debebe

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova hit out at the IOC on Tuesday, accusing the Olympic body of “putting their head in the sand” over gay rights.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Lance Armstrong’s medal back with IOC

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The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it had disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong’s 2000 bronze medal in its possession, 10 months after demanding that he give it back.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympics: No joy for two-time Tokyo Games evictee

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose reports Tokyoites Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics at the Tokyo Municipal Government main office in Tokyo Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, 2013 shortly after returning from the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo’s successful bid to host the Olympics made much of plans to re-use venues built for Japan’s last Summer Games. But for Kohei Jinno, redevelopment for 2020 means eviction again — just like for 1964.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Armstrong returns Olympic bronze medal

Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO

Lance Armstrong has returned his Olympic bronze cycling medal, the latest fallout from his confession to using performance-enhancing drugs.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworksi elected as IOC member

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Actress Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworksi was officially elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee late Tuesday (Manila time).

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Bach elected IOC president, gets call from Putin

Thomas Bach, of Germany, speaks after being elected the new IOC president during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. AP

Within minutes of being elected to the top job in the Olympics, Thomas Bach got a phone call from a powerful leader he’ll work with closely in the next few months: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fourth from left, and Tokyo's Governor Naoki Inose, third from left, celebrate with other members of the Tokyo delegation after the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul. AP

The International Olympic Committee went for a familiar, trusted host, selecting Tokyo for the 2020 Games and signaling that playing it safe was preferable to more risky picks like Sochi and Rio.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

IOC to choose 2020 host, new president and 1 sport

President of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Jacques Rogge of Belgium answers journalists questions about the end of his mandate as IOC President during a round table with the media in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. AP

Rarely, if ever, has so much been on the line at a single Olympic meeting.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

USOC president nominated for IOC membership

US Olympic Committee President Larry Probst. AP FILE PHOTO

The head of the US Olympic Committee was nominated for membership of the IOC on Tuesday, a big boost for US efforts to regain influence on the international Olympic stage.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Olympics: IOC to study past samples for dope cheats

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LAUSANNE – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to re-test doping samples given at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin before the next edition in Sochi, Russia, subjecting them to the latest methods of detection. The international body has kept every sample given by top athletes since the 2004 Summer Games in Athens in a [...]

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Wrestling hopes for provisional Olympic status

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Wrestling has two opportunities left at a return to the Olympic program. U.S. wrestling officials appeared to have settled on which one they think is the best bet.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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