Rio puts Olympic plans on track
Rio puts Olympic plans on track

International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates triggered a controversy in April when he described preparations for the Rio 2016 Games as the "worst" he had seen.

IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games
IOA likely to take decision on SAF Games, 2018 National Games

A decision on the venue and date of South Asian Federation Games to be hosted by the country and a host state for the 2018 National Games could be taken in the Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Olympic Association here on Friday.

Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Games
Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Games

Rome will spearhead an Italian bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday vowing a strong campaign to win the event.

Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan
Five traditional sports may face axe under IOC's Olympic Games modernisation plan

As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is determined to modernize the Games, five traditional sports have come under pressure for athletes numbers and events.

Randhir Singh made honorary member of IOC
Randhir Singh made honorary member of IOC

Former Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Randhir Singh has been made the honorary member of the International Olympic Committee at the just-concluded extraordinary session of the world's apex sports body in Monaco.

Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious
Kosovo earns Olympic recognition, Serbia furious

Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, rubber-stamping the Balkan region`s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but angering Serbia, who accused the IOC of political bias.

28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games
28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games

A 28-sport cap has reportedly been dropped as part of a 40-point action plan for future summer Olympics in order to revamp the sporting showpiece.

Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership
Kosovo set for Rio Games after gaining IOC membership

Kosovo was granted full International Olympic Committee membership on Tuesday, paving the way for the Balkan region`s first Games appearance at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

IOC plans new HQ, picks Lima to host 2024 Games vote
IOC plans new HQ, picks Lima to host 2024 Games vote

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unveiled plans for new headquarters in Lausanne to accommodate growing staff and centralise its operations by 2020.

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.

Pyeongchang says no plan to shift events to Japan
Pyeongchang says no plan to shift events to Japan

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics organisers said Monday they had no intention of moving any events outside South Korea, following reports that some competitions may be shifted to Japan in an effort to save costs.

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.

Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals
Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals

Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren has described the apparent decision to stage the swimming finals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro at 10pm as showing "a lack of respect".

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.

Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka
Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio de Janeiro is making "very good progress" catching up with delays in preparations for the 2016 Olympics, top IOC member Sergey Bubka said Friday.

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.

Former IOC vice president Dick Pound backs squash inclusion
Former IOC vice president Dick Pound backs squash inclusion

Former International Olympic Committee vice president Dick Pound is confident the IOC will drop regulations limiting the number of sports on the Games programme and says squash should be brought into the Olympic fold.