New electronic system fails in 2022 Winter Olympic Games vote
New electronic system fails in 2022 Winter Olympic Games vote

A new electronic voting system adopted by the International Olympic Committee to decide the host of the 2022 Winter Games failed on Friday, prompting a return to the tried and tested ballot paper, IOC President Thomas Bach said.

IOC in no mood for risks, opts for Beijing's sure bet
IOC in no mood for risks, opts for Beijing's sure bet

The choice of Beijing as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics over Kazakhstan`s Almaty was a solid vote for the tried and tested, and the financial and organisational security of China.

FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach
FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach

FIFA`s problems will not end with the election of a new president as football`s scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told AFP on Thursday.

Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes
Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for for 2022 Winter Olympics votes

Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China`s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan`s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday`s vote.

2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach
2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach

Workers will probably still be finishing the Olympic stadium when the Rio Games start in a year`s time, but IOC president Thomas Bach told AFP the world will still be "overwhelmed" by the event.

Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC's Thomas Bach
Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC's Thomas Bach

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has laid the blame squarely on Boston for its aborted attempt to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, saying the city had failed to deliver on its promises.

Rio 2016 Olympics face pollution challenges: IOC
Rio 2016 Olympics face pollution challenges: IOC

 Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where sailing competitions will be held, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said here on Wednesday.

IOC not worried about USOC decision to change 2024 bid city
IOC not worried about USOC decision to change 2024 bid city

 International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said here on Wednesday that he is not worried that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) withdrew Boston from the 2024 Olympic bid in order to pursue another potential American city.

Polluted bay biggest problem for Rio games: IOC
Polluted bay biggest problem for Rio games: IOC

Cleaning up the dangerously polluted Guanabara Bay in the next year for sailing events is the biggest challenge facing Rio de Janeiro Olympic organisers, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

Boston failed to deliver on promises, says IOC chief
Boston failed to deliver on promises, says IOC chief

The United States has pledged to find a new candidate city for the 2024 Olympics after Boston failed to "deliver" on promises, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

Tokyo Games chief apologises for stadium plan scrapping
Tokyo Games chief apologises for stadium plan scrapping

Tokyo 2020 Games chief Yoshiro Mori on Wednesday formally apologised to the International Olympic Committee after plans for the new Olympic stadium were scrapped earlier this month over ballooning costs.

Beijing launches final pitch for 2022 Winter Games
Beijing launches final pitch for 2022 Winter Games

Beijing Olympic officials on Monday shrugged off questions over snow levels and spread-out venues in their 2022 Winter Games bid as they launched their final pitch in Malaysia ahead of an IOC vote this week.

IOC chief Thomas Bach urges US golf tour to fall in line with WADA
IOC chief Thomas Bach urges US golf tour to fall in line with WADA

Golf was urged to fully adhere to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code on Saturday by the IOC president who also said players must accept Olympic-standard testing in the build-up to Rio 2016.

Thomas Bach sorry for Tiger Woods struggles
Thomas Bach sorry for Tiger Woods struggles

Next year`s Rio Olympics may have to do without Tiger Woods, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Saturday, as the former world number one struggles with his game.

2024 Olympic Games bidding: Rome promises a fusion of tradition and future
2024 Olympic Games bidding: Rome promises a fusion of tradition and future

Rome promised a combination of "tradition and future", all done on a cost-sustainable basis, if it wins the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games, backers of the bid said on Thursday.

Budapest launches official bid for 2024 Games

The city of Budapest on Wednesday launched a bid to host the Olympics in 2024, in a letter sent to the president of the International Olympics Committee.

Why Beijing bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

 The Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, which turned out to be a great success, is hailed as a milestone in the global olympic movement, Xinhua reported.

Tug of war, bridge among 26 sports bidding for Tokyo spot

Tug of war, sumo wrestling, surfing and frisbee throwing are among 26 sports leading the charge for an Olympic place after Games officials opened the door for new attractions at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Almaty and Beijing unveil 2022 Winter Olympic bids

Kazakh city Almaty and Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday officially presented their candidatures to host the 2022 Winter Olympics to the International Olympic Committee.

Japan minister says trouble-plagued stadium to be ready on time

Japan`s sports minister promised on Tuesday that Tokyo`s new National Stadium, the centrepiece of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, will be completed on time and blamed a "lack of clear responsibility" for the structure`s raft of woes.