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Rogge again rules out minute silence for Israelis

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 09:22

IOC President Jacques Rogge won`t budge: There will be no minute`s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

IOC to punish athletes who refuse to compete for political, religious reasons

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 16:46

IOC President Jacques Rogge has warned that any athlete not prepared to compete against a competitor for political or religious reasons in London will be heavily punished.

IOC not to impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 10:10

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge refused to consider the possibility of sanctions against Saudi Arabia as they continued to resist its efforts to have women in their team to London.

London Games: Countdown begins with lighting of Olympic flame

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 23:14

The official countdown of the London Olympics 2012 has begun with the lighting of Olympic flame at a ceremony in Olympia.

Talks continue on Saudi women at Olympics: Rogge

Last Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 22:07

The International Olympic Committee is still talking to Saudi Arabia about sending women to the London Games, despite a report that the conservative Muslim country`s national Olympic committee resists the idea.

Rogge says London is blueprint for future

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 09:20

London 2012 will be a blueprint for future Olympic Games, IOC president Jacques Rogge said on Wednesday ahead of a three-day inspection of the venues.

Six cities bid for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Last Updated: Saturday, March 03, 2012, 13:59

A total of six cities from Europe and Latin America have submitted applications to bid for the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2018.

Sponsorship decision taken by IOC, organizing committee: UK

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 21:57

Pointing out that sponsorship decisions were taken by the International Olympic Committee and the London Organising Committee and not by the government, the UK said Dow Chemicals neither owned nor operated the plant at the time of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy.

Rogges wants Olympic rejunevation

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 20:05

The International Olympic Committee is hoping the Winter Youth Games bring new sports and new formats to the traditional Olympics.

IOA calls meeting to discuss Dow Olympic sponsorship row

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 15:58

The IOA has convened a meeting on Friday to discuss the issue following IOC chief Jacques Rogge`s suggestion that they should enter into a dialogue with the athletes.

Cricket could still bid for Olympic status: Rogge

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 20:17

The criminal convictions of three Pakistan players for fixing should not damage cricket`s hopes of becoming an Olympic sport, IOC president Jacques Rogge said on Wednesday.

Tokyo declares bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 13:31

Tokyo will bid for the 2020 Olympics, hoping to show the world how it has recovered after the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.