London 2012: FB restrained from carrying adverts over `Games marketing rules`

Social network giant Facebook has been forced to drop all advertising around its official Olympic pages, due to strict marketing restrictions.

‘No special tribute to slain Israelis’

In a major disappointment, the International Olympic Committee has rejected Israel’s request to hold a special tribute to its 11 team members.

IOA forms Indian Court of Arbitration for Sports

Complying with the directives of the International Olympic Committee, the IOA today constituted the Indian Court of Arbitration for Sports to settle all sports-related disputes in the country.

One year and counting for London Olympics

The 12-month countdown to the greatest sporting show on earth gets under way on Wednesday as London reaches the one year to go mark for the 2012 summer Olympics.

Olympics chief Rogge courts S. Africa bid for 2020

Olympics chief Jacques Rogge gave his stamp of approval to a bid by South Africa for the 2020 Games.

IOC shortlist squash for 2020 Olympics

Chances of squash`s inclusion in Olympic Games have brightened after the International Olympic Committee shortlisted it for the 2020 edition.

Govt can`t infringe IOA autonomy: IOC

The IOC has made it clear that the Indian government cannot interfere in the internal matters of the IOA through legislation.

IOC warns of `appropriate measures` against India

International Olympic Committee has warned of "appropriate measures" against India in its next executive board meeting this July if sports ministry goes ahead with a legislation which puts a limit on the age and tenure of heads.

Illegal betting could hit Olympics, says Rogge

Illegal betting is as big a threat to the integrity of sports, says Rogge.

Multi-sports center to be built in Haiti

The International Olympic Committee announced plans to build a multi-sports development center in the earthquake-hit nation of Haiti.

IOC stalls decision on Winter Games additions

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has delayed until next year a decision on adding new events, including women`s ski jumping, to the Winter Games.

IOC vows to crack down on illegal betting

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is planning to increase its efforts to tackle illegal gambling in sport ahead of the 2012 London Games by working closely with governments and betting agencies.

IOC ponder firework ban and adding women`s ski jumping

It may be more nip and tuck than a complete facelift but the Olympics could have a new look in the future if a series of proposals are approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IOC vows to crack down on illegal betting

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is planning to increase its efforts to tackle illegal gambling in sport ahead of the 2012 London Games by working closely with governments and betting agencies.

IOC confirms three bidders for 2018 Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today confirmed South Korea`s Pyeongchang, Munich in Germany and France`s Annecy as candidates to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

IOC invites Sports Minister for meeting on June 18

IOC has invited Sports Minister MS Gill for a meeting on June 18 in Switzerland to discuss the contentious tenure limitation guidelines while insisting that the regulations should not be implemented till then.

IOC asks Gill not to implement regulation till meeting

IOC
has threatened to take "protective measures" against India if
the Sports Ministry does not put on hold its regulation that
seeks to limit the tenures of sports bosses in the country
till its meeting with the IOC.

China stripped of Sydney gymnastics bronze medal

China have been stripped of their women`s gymnastics team bronze medal from the Sydney 2000 Olympics after one of the athletes falsified her age, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.

Rogge vows tough line on age, drug cheats

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge on Wednesday vowed a tough line on anyone taking drugs or lying about their age at this year’s Youth Olympic Games.

IOC to consider stripping Cox`s Olympic gold medal

Suspended US Olympic relay gold medallist Crystal Cox could soon be stripped of her gold medal after the International Olympic Committee agreed to set up a disciplinary commission.