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Olympics shame: Eight years after 2008 Beijing Games, four athletes stripped of medals

Olympics shame: Eight years after 2008 Beijing Games, four athletes stripped of medals

The IOC stores samples for 10 years to allow them to be reanalyzed when improved methods become available.

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange dies, aged 100

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange dies, aged 100

Havelange, who has died during the Olympic Games being staged in his home city of Rio de Janeiro, oversaw a transformation of FIFA and its flagship World Cup competition into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

Nita Ambani becomes the first Indian woman ever to be elected as member of IOC

Nita Ambani becomes the first Indian woman ever to be elected as member of IOC

As founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, Nita has been steering initiatives in the area of education, sports, health and art and culture.

Olympics: IOC slams anti-doping body as Games loom

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach demanded a sweeping overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Blanket Olympic ban would be injustice to Russia, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Blanket Olympic ban would be injustice to Russia, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

The IOC has asked international sports federations to decide which athletes can compete, but banned all competitors with prior doping sanctions. Some 100 Russians have been barred from the Rio Games.

Rio Olympics to have up to 4,500 urine anti-doping tests

Rio Olympics to have up to 4,500 urine anti-doping tests

On top of the pre-Games testing, the IOC also conducted a comprehensive re-analysis of the samples from Beijing and London Games.

Olympics: IOC panel to choose final Russia team for Rio

Olympics: IOC panel to choose final Russia team for Rio

A three-member International Olympic Committee panel will choose the final Russian team for the Rio Olympics from a list sent by sports federations, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Saturday.

2016 Rio Olympics: IOC debates doping crisis as Russian swimmer appeals ban

2016 Rio Olympics: IOC debates doping crisis as Russian swimmer appeals ban

WADA president Craig Reedie, who called for Russia`s complete exclusion from Rio, is to address the IOC executive on Sunday.

Olympics 2016: More Russians banned in mounting Rio toll

Olympics 2016: More Russians banned in mounting Rio toll

 International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued to face fierce criticism for failing to ban Russia outright.

2016 Olympics: Russia escape blanket ban, but IOC bars whistle-blower from Rio Games

2016 Olympics: Russia escape blanket ban, but IOC bars whistle-blower from Rio Games

The IOC has been under huge pressure to throw Russia out of the Games after a second WADA-funded investigation found proof of a doping programme directed by the Russian state.

Olympics 2016: IOC faces historic call on Russia Rio ban

Olympics 2016: IOC faces historic call on Russia Rio ban

IOC is facing global pressure to take bold action given the jaw-dropping nature of the allegations against Russia.

Security at Olympics "robust", says IOC chief

IOC Executive Director Christophe Dubi described the security plans for Rio Olympics 2016 as "robust," and commended the level of cooperation between Brazilian security forces and foreign intelligence services,

IOC honours IOA chief N Ramachandran with Olympic Order

IOC honours IOA chief N Ramachandran with Olympic Order

Former IOA president, the late B.S. Adityan was also honoured with the same award, in 1995.

Nita Ambani nominated for International Olympic Committee

Nita Ambani nominated for International Olympic Committee

Nita Ambani, founder-chairperson of Reliance Foundation, has been nominated as an independent candidate to be a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) based out of Lausanne in Switzerland, it was announced on Friday.

Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman to be nominated to International Olympic Committee

Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman to be nominated to International Olympic Committee

Mrs Ambani has been working in the field education and sports for a long time.

IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in doping tests

IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in doping tests

More than 20 Russian athletes have also tested positive in re-tests of samples from Beijing and London, putting their participation in Rio with a full team in doubt.

Medical experts want Rio Olympics delayed or moved due to Zika

Medical experts want Rio Olympics delayed or moved due to Zika

A group of 150 leading public health experts said the risk of infection from the Zika virus is too high.

23 new doping failures from 2012 London Olympic Games: IOC

23 new doping failures from 2012 London Olympic Games: IOC

The IOC has informed the athletes whose sample have failed on reanalysis, but will not name them until a final confirmation test is carried out.

Beijing medals at risk for Russia after positive re-tests

Beijing medals at risk for Russia after positive re-tests

The world athletics` governing body, the IAAF, will decide on June 17 whether Moscow has done enough to clean up its act and be readmitted to competition and this year`s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Thirty-one new doping cases from Beijing risk ban: International Olympic Committee

Thirty-one new doping cases from Beijing risk ban: International Olympic Committee

The 31 were caught in new tests on 454 Beijing samples using "the very latest scientific analysis methods".