Hamburg officially named Germany's bid for 2024 Olympics Games

Hamburg officially became Germany`s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics after the country`s Olympic committee (DOSB) members unanimously accepted the board`s proposal on Saturday.

Usain Bolt against changes to athletics programme
Usain Bolt against changes to athletics programme

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200 metres is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is "ridiculous" and must not happen.

IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball
IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball

 Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world`s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved sports programme changes.

Olympics - Paris 2024 bid could be boosted by public funding
Olympics - Paris 2024 bid could be boosted by public funding

 Although France has not decided if it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the country`s Olympic Committee (CNOSF) is already planning a public funding operation to finance a possible candidacy for Paris.

Oscar Pistorius' agent to discuss running future with athlete in prison
Oscar Pistorius' agent to discuss running future with athlete in prison

Jailed Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius' agent has revealed that he is looking forward to a meeting with the double-amputee athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.

Serena Williams slams `sexist, racist` slur from Russian tennis boss
Serena Williams slams `sexist, racist` slur from Russian tennis boss

World number one Serena Williams lashed out at "sexist" and racist" comments from the head of Russian tennis Sunday after he jokingly called her and her sister Venus the "Williams brothers".

Athletes from Ebola-hit nations barred from some Youth Olympics events

Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organisers said Friday.

Vladimir Putin promises no discrimination at Winter Olympics

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday no athlete would face discrimination at next month`s Winter Olympics, hoping to ease international concern over a Russian law banning gay "propaganda".

Israel`s Olympic squad to travel to London Games without a team mascot this year

Israel`s Olympic squad will travel to the London Games without a team mascot this year, a national Olympic committee official said, after twice being forced to ditch ideas it had come up with.

Consider sentiments of Bhopal gas victims: Maken to IOC

Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday said that the International Olympic Committee should keep the sentiments of Bhopal Gas tragedy victims in mind and drop Dow Chemicals as sponsors of next year`s London Olympics.

IOC suspends Ghana`s national Olympic committee

The IOC has suspended Ghana`s national Olympic committee for government interference, several board members told reporters.

IOC suspends Ghana`s national Olympic committee

The IOC has suspended Ghana`s national Olympic committee for government interference, several board members told reporters.

Furious Kalmadi shoots back at BCCI

BCCI rejected Olympic Committee`s request at its Working Committee meeting in Mumbai.

OC sheds `confrontationist` approach but doesn`t want Hooper

The 2010 Organising Committee
today renewed its demand to "repatriate" Commonwealth Games
Federation`s CEO Mike Hooper but somwhat toned down its voice.

OC sheds `confrontationist` approach but doesn`t want Hooper

The 2010 Organising Committee
today renewed its demand to "repatriate" Commonwealth Games
Federation`s CEO Mike Hooper but somwhat toned down its voice.