World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt's win reverberates in anti-doping fight
World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt's win reverberates in anti-doping fight

When the dust settled on Usain Bolt`s stunning world championships victory over two-time doping offender Justin Gatlin in the men`s 100 metres, the natural order of athletics remained intact -- just.

FIFA reform body sets date for first meeting
FIFA reform body sets date for first meeting

FIFA`s Reform Committee, which has been tasked with cleaning up football`s corruption-hit world governing body, will meet for the first time on September 2-3.

Windies on board for T20 as Olympic sport but warn of challenges
Windies on board for T20 as Olympic sport but warn of challenges

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has thrown his support behind Twenty20's inclusion as an Olympic sport but concedes that achieving this could prove a tough challenge.

FIFA official proposes abolishing executive committee in reform plan
FIFA official proposes abolishing executive committee in reform plan

An official overseeing reform efforts at FIFA has produced a radical blueprint for reform of soccer`s scandal-hit governing body, including the abolition of its powerful executive committee, according to a person with knowledge of the plan.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo designer faces fresh plagiarism claims
Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo designer faces fresh plagiarism claims

The designer of Tokyo`s 2020 Olympics logo said Friday he has withdrawn some designs created for drinks giant Suntory in the wake of fresh plagiarism allegations.

IOC rules out viral testing of Rio's Olympic waters
IOC rules out viral testing of Rio's Olympic waters

The International Olympic Committee ruled out conducting viral tests of Rio de Janeiro's sewage-laden waterways ahead of the 2016 games, a top official said, despite an Associated Press study showing dangerously high levels of disease-causing viruses at all aquatic venues, with experts saying athletes are almost certain to be exposed to pathogens.

Former IOC official to head FIFA's reform panel
Former IOC official to head FIFA's reform panel

 World football's governing body FIFA on Tuesday appointed former International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Francois Carrard as the independent chairman of its 2016 Reform Committee.

FIFA appoint reform commission chairman
FIFA appoint reform commission chairman

FIFA on Tuesday appointed former International Olympic Committee director general Francois Carrard to lead the world football governing body`s 2016 Reform Committee.

2020 Olympics: Baseball woos Tokyo with promise of windfall
2020 Olympics: Baseball woos Tokyo with promise of windfall

Baseball bosses expressed confidence Friday they would be able to entice Japanese organisers to include the sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they bid against seven short-listed rivals.

FIFA approaches former IOC official Francois Carrard for reform role
FIFA approaches former IOC official Francois Carrard for reform role

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Francois Carrard has been approached by global soccer body FIFA to head its Reform Task Force, the Swiss lawyer told Reuters on Thursday. 

 

Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro enters one-year sprint to 2016 Olympic Games

The one-year countdown to the Rio Olympics began Wednesday with officials promising to overcome Brazil`s usual chaos in a Summer Games that will transform the city and thrill the world.

No worries for 2016 Rio Olympics: IOC president Thomas Bach
No worries for 2016 Rio Olympics: IOC president Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said he does not worry about the fate of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, insisting all doubts about the city's capability to host the mega event will be addressed by the time the event begins.

Wrestling secures IOC spot in stunning comeback
Wrestling secures IOC spot in stunning comeback

The head of wrestling`s world body Nenad Lalovic secured a place on the International Olympic Committee on Monday, completing a remarkable comeback after his sport was threatened with exclusion from the Olympics.

IAAF chief says 'medal' campaign behind doping reports
IAAF chief says 'medal' campaign behind doping reports

World athletics chief Lamine Diack said Monday that a campaign to redistribute medals was behind new press reports alleging widespread doping abuse in the sport.

Sepp Blatter gives up IOC seat
Sepp Blatter gives up IOC seat

Under pressure FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Monday gave up his International Olympic Committee seat because he will soon end his reign in charge of world football.

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member
South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan on Sunday became the Olympic movement`s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year`s Rio Olympics.

Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 Olympics bid
Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 Olympics bid

Rome will not use the Vatican for events in its 2024 Olympic bid, a top Italian sports official said Sunday, as Toronto gave stronger hints that it will join the campaign.

Mobile key to growth, Martin Sorrell tells IOC
Mobile key to growth, Martin Sorrell tells IOC

Olympic chiefs must pump more content to mobile devices, and extend the allure of the Games outside its 17-day window to stay relevant to young people, marketing guru Martin Sorrell said on Sunday.

WADA alarmed by extent of allegations from leaked blood tests data
WADA alarmed by extent of allegations from leaked blood tests data

World Anti-Doping Agency chief Craig Reedie said Sunday that new accusations of mass doping in athletics would "shake the foundation" of clean sport and that an existing investigation into drug cheats in Russia would be extended.

IOC elects members of Ethics Commission
IOC elects members of Ethics Commission

 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected the members of its Ethics Commission during the 128th session, a media report said.