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Russian doping an 'unprecedented' attack on Olympics: Thomas Bach

Russian doping an 'unprecedented' attack on Olympics: Thomas Bach

The IOC announced the decision after examining evidence of state-sponsored doping over several years that reached a high-point at the Winter Olympics hosted in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

Dec 06, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
IOC 'full support' for 2018 Winter Olympics despite North Korean tensions

IOC 'full support' for 2018 Winter Olympics despite North Korean tensions

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday gave its "full support" to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang despite tensions over North Korea`s nuclear tests which have raised concerns over the showpiece event.

Oct 29, 2017, 00:26 AM IST
IOC picks Paris as 2024 Olympics host, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

IOC picks Paris as 2024 Olympics host, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

The 2028 Olympics will be the first held in the United States since the chaotic 1996 Games in Atlanta.

Sep 13, 2017, 23:45 PM IST
IOC chief Thomas Bach hoping for Paris-Los Angeles hosting accord for 2024, 2028 Olympics

IOC chief Thomas Bach hoping for Paris-Los Angeles hosting accord for 2024, 2028 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to award the 2024 and the 2028 Games at the same time, effectively ensuring that the two candidates each will host a games.

Jul 12, 2017, 23:59 PM IST
IOC boss Thomas Bach to meet US President Donald Trump over 2024 Games

IOC boss Thomas Bach to meet US President Donald Trump over 2024 Games

Trump has publicly backed the Los Angeles 2024 Games bid but has so far had no active involvement in the campaign.

Jun 22, 2017, 22:23 PM IST
Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

The most decorated Olympian Phelps, expressed his frustration at the lack of progress in the battle against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Mar 01, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Doping charges: Three Chinese weightlifters stripped of 2008 Olympic gold by IOC

Doping charges: Three Chinese weightlifters stripped of 2008 Olympic gold by IOC

The Chinese trio, all aged between 31 and 34, tested positive for the banned GHRP-2, a human growth hormone.

Jan 13, 2017, 11:03 AM IST
China-bound Saina Nehwal to skip IOC Athletes Commission meeting

China-bound Saina Nehwal to skip IOC Athletes Commission meeting

China Super Series Premier will be held from November 15-20 and Hong Kong Open Super Series from November 22-27.

Oct 25, 2016, 21:07 PM IST
Olympics: IOC, Tokyo attempt to cut down on soaring 2020 Games costs

Olympics: IOC, Tokyo attempt to cut down on soaring 2020 Games costs

Tokyo`s preparations for the 2020 Games have been plagued by controversy since beating Madrid and Istanbul in the bidding race three years ago.

Oct 18, 2016, 20:11 PM IST
Saina Nehwal appointed member of International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission

Saina Nehwal appointed member of International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission

Saina's appointment to the prestigious panel has come just when she is set to resume practice after recovering from a knee injury.

Oct 18, 2016, 11:52 AM IST
WADA to set up new dope testing body with IOC's backing: Report

WADA to set up new dope testing body with IOC's backing: Report

The statement added that WADA will remain in control of regulatory and compliance in the anti-doping fight but that the new testing body will have responsibility for testing athletes.

Oct 08, 2016, 18:26 PM IST
High-stakes summit eyes anti-doping overhaul

High-stakes summit eyes anti-doping overhaul

In October 2015, before the Russia scandal exploded, the IOC floated the idea that global testing could be taken over by an independent body.

Oct 08, 2016, 14:59 PM IST
French president Francois Hollande says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

French president Francois Hollande says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

Last month a plot to blow up a car packed with explosives near Notre Dame cathedral was foiled.

Oct 02, 2016, 22:01 PM IST

IOC chief "impressed, moved" by Paris 2024 unity

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said he was "very impressed and moved" by the unity of French athletes backing Paris`s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Oct 02, 2016, 03:49 AM IST
Finding Fancy Bears: False clues make it tough to track WADA hackers

Finding Fancy Bears: False clues make it tough to track WADA hackers

Many others in the cybersecurity industry see the WADA hack as a straightforward act of Russian revenge, but solid evidence is hard to find.

Sep 17, 2016, 19:20 PM IST
Rio Olympics ticket-touting case: Brazil Police to question IOC chief Thomas Bach

Rio Olympics ticket-touting case: Brazil Police to question IOC chief Thomas Bach

The police move comes just after Bach was criticised for the handling of the allegations of state sponsored doping in Russia.

Sep 10, 2016, 10:30 AM IST
Rio Olympics Farce: IOC chief Thomas Bach in ticket scam spotlight

Rio Olympics Farce: IOC chief Thomas Bach in ticket scam spotlight

Bach is caught up in an affair which centres on the arrest of Ireland`s Olympic chief, Patrick Hickey, who is suspected of illegally trading Olympic tickets.

Sep 09, 2016, 23:54 PM IST
IOC President Thomas Bach to skip Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

IOC President Thomas Bach to skip Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

It will be the first time the IOC president has missed the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games since 1984.

Sep 08, 2016, 10:26 AM IST
Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host city of 2020 Summer Olympics

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host city of 2020 Summer Olympics

It will be the second time the Summer Olympics are held in the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Aug 24, 2016, 14:21 PM IST
Tokyo prepares for 2020 Olympics, facing rising costs and new sports

Tokyo prepares for 2020 Olympics, facing rising costs and new sports

The next three Olympics are in Asian countries that have already held games: Tokyo's Summer Games in 2020, sandwiched between Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018 and in Beijing in 2022.

Aug 23, 2016, 13:20 PM IST