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.

'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.

IOC defends Rio legacy amid green protests

Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event next year.

Green protests dog IOC in Rio
Green protests dog IOC in Rio

 Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event neat year.

IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016
IOC chief 'very satisfied' with progress for Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said he is "very satisfied" with Rio de Janeiro`s preparations to host South America’s first Olympic games in 2016.

Cash and prestige drive race for 2020 Tokyo Games place
Cash and prestige drive race for 2020 Tokyo Games place

An army of sports -- from baseball to wushu -- is battling for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with cash as much as prestige the driving force.

Boston will be `strong` 2024 candidate: IOC chief
Boston will be `strong` 2024 candidate: IOC chief

IOC president Thomas Bach said Friday that Boston will be a "strong" candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games because of the US city`s sporting fervour and the United States` sporting power.

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.

IOC votes to Olympics in different countries
IOC votes to Olympics in different countries

The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games to be hosted by two countries as it started passing sweeping changes to the world`s biggest sporting event.

Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach
Change needed to secure Games' relevance: IOC's Thomas Bach

A planned overhaul of the Olympic Games is crucial to ensure the world`s biggest multi-sports event`s relevance and continued growth in a rapidly changing world, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Sunday.

IOC counts on Paris bid for 2024 Games
IOC counts on Paris bid for 2024 Games

Top International Olympic Committee (IOC) members are increasingly confident that Paris will bid for the 2024 Olympics ahead of a deadline of September next year to enter the race, officials said Sunday.

IOC outlines 2024 bid process, wants invitation phase
IOC outlines 2024 bid process, wants invitation phase

The International Olympic Committee unveiled its timeline for candidates for the 2024 summer Games but President Thomas Bach said an invitation phase would precede it if changes to the bidding process are approved next week.

IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved
IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.

Swiss to increase oversight of FIFA, other sports bodies
Swiss to increase oversight of FIFA, other sports bodies

A privileged existence in Switzerland for some of the largest sports organizations in the world and their top executives including Sepp Blatter, president of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, may be coming to an end.

IOC hopes sweeping Olympic changes to mark Games revival
IOC hopes sweeping Olympic changes to mark Games revival

When the International Olympic Committee members vote on 40 recommendations next week to change the way the Games are awarded and run they will be saying `yes` to the biggest single overhaul of the Olympics in decades.

2022 World Cup, Olympics must not clash, says Thomas Bach
2022 World Cup, Olympics must not clash, says Thomas Bach

IOC President Thomas Bach says he's convinced FIFA will keep its pledge to prevent the 2022 World Cup from clashing with that year's Winter Olympics, as soccer's governing body considers whether to move the tournament to January-February to avoid Qatar's summer heat.

Thomas Bach sure Sepp Blatter will keep his word over Qatar World Cup
Thomas Bach sure Sepp Blatter will keep his word over Qatar World Cup

There will be no clash between the 2022 Winter Olympics and the controversy-plagued World Cup finals to be hosted by Qatar the same year, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach told the BBC on Monday.

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events
IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids, including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

IOC to bring in cheaper, easier bidding for Olympic Games
IOC to bring in cheaper, easier bidding for Olympic Games

Bidding for the Olympics is set to become cheaper, easier and more attractive while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting the biggest changes in decades in the way the Games are organised and run.

Time for change is now, says IOC boss ahead of revamp
Time for change is now, says IOC boss ahead of revamp

Olympics chief Thomas Bach urged delegates to seize the chance for change and approve a wide-ranging revamp of the games likely to include a shake-up of the sports contested and a new TV channel.