FINA president flies business class but no salary
FINA president flies business class but no salary

FINA president Julio Maglione travels business class but gets no salary, the world swimming federation said Friday as it became the first major sport to answer calls by the Olympic leader for greater transparency.

Paris would be `exemplary` hosts in 2024: Thomas Bach
Paris would be `exemplary` hosts in 2024: Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach on Thursday said Paris would be an "exemplary" host of the 2024 Olympics after meeting French President Francois Hollande in Lausanne.

IOC chief Thomas Bach wants India to win more Olympic medals: N Ramachandran
IOC chief Thomas Bach wants India to win more Olympic medals: N Ramachandran

 International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, who is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month, feels that a huge country like India should win more Olympic medals and aim to become a sporting powerhouse in the future, according to IOA President N Ramachandran.

India need to bid for Olympics to inspire people: Mark Spitz
India need to bid for Olympics to inspire people: Mark Spitz

 Nine-time Olympic champion swimmer Mark Spitz feels India need to bid for the Summer Games to inspire their people to take up sport and become a sporting nation.

Paris to bid for 2024 Summer Olympic Games: City official
Paris to bid for 2024 Summer Olympic Games: City official

Paris is set to go ahead with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the French capital`s deputy mayor in charge of sports told Reuters.

Sergey Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief
Sergey Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.

Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games
Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games

An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games.

Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban
Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban

Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo.

India may bid for 2024 Olympics: Sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is setting his sight on the right track in order to revive sports in India and Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad could be pitched in for a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

India to submit bid for 2024 Olympics to IOC, claim sources
India to submit bid for 2024 Olympics to IOC, claim sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is setting his sight on the right track in order to revive sports in India and Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad could be pitched in for a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

IOC publishes compensation policy, seeks transparency
IOC publishes compensation policy, seeks transparency

The International Olympic Committee published its indemnity policy for the first time on Thursday following a proposal from its ethics commission to increase transparency within the organisation.

Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC
Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing is "cold enough," to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, the International Olympic Committee`s (IOC) evaluation chief said on Saturday, while avoiding criticism of a recent crackdown on Chinese activists.

IOC receives rights assurances for 2022 Winter Games bids
IOC receives rights assurances for 2022 Winter Games bids

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received non-discrimination assurances from Beijing and Almaty`s bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, an official said on Saturday after Beijing police raided an anti-discrimination group this week.

IOC urged to back synchronised skating in Winter Olympics
IOC urged to back synchronised skating in Winter Olympics

The head of the world governing body for skating Thursday called on Olympic chiefs to "decide positively" ahead of an announcement on whether synchronised skating could become a fixture at the Winter Games.

Airbnb to provide accommodation for Rio Games
Airbnb to provide accommodation for Rio Games

The organisers of Rio Olympics said that they have signed a deal with online accommodation provider Airbnb, which will provide 20,000 rooms for fans during the 2016 Games.

Munich would have got 2022 Games "on silver platter"

Munich would have easily defeated Beijing and Almaty in the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics if they had gone ahead with a bid, according to German sports chief Alfons Hoermann.

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

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.

Hamburg chosen as German bidder for 2024 Olympics
Hamburg chosen as German bidder for 2024 Olympics

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) announced that Hamburg will represent the European country's bid for the 2024 Olympics.

'Tibetan protests against China's Winter Olympic bid doomed to fail'

Overseas Tibetan groups' protests against China's bid to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games were doomed to fail as they were "clumsy" and "laughable", according to a media report.

Free Tibet groups urge IOC to drop Beijing 2022 bid
Free Tibet groups urge IOC to drop Beijing 2022 bid

A coalition of Free Tibet groups urged the International Olympic Committee on Thursday to drop a bid from Beijing for the 2022 winter Games over its human rights record in the region.