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World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:52

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:14

After two `Sikh` players from the Indian basketball team were asked to play without their turbans during the recently concluded Asia Cup in China, the Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a statement expressing shock and has sought a detailed report from the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

S Korea agrees talks with North on Asiad arrangements

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:36

South Korea on Friday agreed to hold working talks with North Korea on Pyongyang`s decision to send a delegation of athletes and cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon.

IOC urges `sustainable` Tokyo Games, lauds venue review

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 13:34

International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 Summer Games avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues.

Fiji back in Games fold for Glasgow

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 15:56

Fiji will compete in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July, sports officials said Saturday, ending years of isolation following a 2006 military coup.

Five cities submit application to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 18:56

The cities of Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China) Friday submitted their respective applications to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.

India returns to Olympic fold

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:11

Two days after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) successfully conducted its elections, the International Olympic Committee has lifted India`s 14-month old ban from Olympics.

AIFF barred from participating in IOA elections

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 17:47

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) was on Sunday prohibited from participating in the Indian Olympic Association`s (IOA) election for failure to present proper documents for the electoral process.

Sochi to have toughest anti-doping programme: IOC

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 16:50

Sochi will impose the toughest anti-doping programme at an Olympic Winter Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) communications director Mark Adams said.

IOC president Bach says terrorism must never triumph

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 20:31

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has insisted Sochi 2014 is for athletic achievements and that "terrorism must never triumph" in his New Year`s message following two deadly bomb blasts in the Russian city of Volgograd this week.

Shift in power heralds changes to Olympic movement

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 16:46

The Olympic Movement was at a crossroads in 2013 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) underwent a shift in power in more than a decade by electing Thomas Bach as its president, replacing Jacques Rogge.

IOA bows under pressure after an eventful 2013

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:47

A usually reticent Sports Ministry was at its persuasive best as it fought for India`s reinclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruption-tainted IOA embarrassed itself by trying hard to defy the IOC for most part of the year before being forced to bow under pressure in an eventful 2013.