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IOC welcomes Qatar date move
IOC welcomes Qatar date move

The head of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday welcomed FIFA plans to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November and December, avoiding any clash with that year`s Winter Olympics.

IOC defends Rio legacy amid green protests

Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event next year.

Sochi Winter Games made $53 million profit
Sochi Winter Games made $53 million profit

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics made an operating profit of 3.25 billion roubles ($53.15 million), officials announced on Thursday.

Rio must keep up the pace in Games preparations: IOC
Rio must keep up the pace in Games preparations: IOC

Rio de Janeiro must keep up the pace of delivery if it is to complete venues before scheduled Olympic test events as it enters "the most intense period of preparations," the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations
IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the state of preparations for South America's first Olympic Games to be staged in Rio de Janeiro next year.

IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016
IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said he is "very satisfied" with Rio de Janeiro`s preparations to host South America’s first Olympic games in 2016.

Rio's dirty water again an issue ahead of IOC meeting
Rio's dirty water again an issue ahead of IOC meeting

International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016, the state`s governor said on Monday.

Bubka, El-Moutawakel in master class for Brazil youngsters
Bubka, El-Moutawakel in master class for Brazil youngsters

Olympic champions Sergei Bubka and Nawal el-Moutawakel took time out from the Olympic co-ordination committee`s eighth inspection visit to Rio de Janeiro to coach Brazilian youngsters.

Almaty capable of hosting Winter Games: IOC chief inspector
Almaty capable of hosting Winter Games: IOC chief inspector

The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission wrapped up its five-day visit to assess Almaty's 2022 Olympic bid on a positive note for the Kazak city.

IOC continues closed door meetings with Almaty 2022
IOC continues closed door meetings with Almaty 2022

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Evaluation Commission continued closed door meetings with the Almaty 2022 Olympic bid committee, but Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov failed to present his government guarantees in person to the IOC inspectors.

Guwahati, Shillong likely to host SAF Games this year

Three years behind schedule, the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games may just see the light of the day this year in November with the Sports Ministry proposing the north-eastern cities of Guwahati and Shillong as possible venues for the regional showpiece.

Almaty 2022 rules out co-hosting plan
Almaty 2022 rules out co-hosting plan

The Almaty 2022 winter Olympics bidding committee has ruled out the possibility to move some events out of the city.

IOC to start Almaty 2022 inspections
IOC to start Almaty 2022 inspections

Officials have arrived in Almaty ahead of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission inspection of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic candidates.

Paris council to vote on 2024 Summer Games bid
Paris council to vote on 2024 Summer Games bid

French sports leaders said on Thursday that Paris could lead a winning bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, but city mayor Anne Hidalgo will seek the backing of the Paris city council in April first.

Berlin 2024 Olympic Games plan is on thin financial ice, claims expert
Berlin 2024 Olympic Games plan is on thin financial ice, claims expert

Berlin`s potential 2024 Olympic bid could be the wrong financial decision with the city deep in debt and lacking the infrastructure to host such a global event, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) said on Wednesday.

Cash and prestige drive race for 2020 Tokyo Games place
Cash and prestige drive race for 2020 Tokyo Games place

An army of sports -- from baseball to wushu -- is battling for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with cash as much as prestige the driving force.

Olympics: Pyeongchang vows test events will be held on time
Olympics: Pyeongchang vows test events will be held on time

The South Korean organisers of the 2018 Winter Olympics insisted Wednesday they would be ready to hold scheduled test events next year, despite concerns voiced by the IOC and the world ski body.

French overwhelmingly in favour of 2024 Games in Paris

The majority of French people are behind Paris lodging a bid to stage the 2024 Olympic Games, a poll published on Monday reveals.

Paris 2024 Games bid decision by June
Paris 2024 Games bid decision by June

Paris Major Anne Hidalgo will make a decision on whether the city will bid for the 2024 Olympics by June, her deputy Jean-Francois Martins said Friday.

Joke is on European Games sceptics, says Pat Hickey
Joke is on European Games sceptics, says Pat Hickey

Those people who joked the European Games would never take place have been proved wrong, said European Olympic Committee president Pat Hickey, the driving force behind the idea.