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IOC approves new events in gender parity push for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IOC approves new events in gender parity push for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IOC sports director Kit McConnell said the Tokyo Games would include 321 events, up from 306 at Rio 2016, with a focus on redressing the Olympic movement's long-standing disparity between male and female athletes.

Former India wrestler Kripa Shankar Bishnoi suggests key changes to world body

Former India wrestler Kripa Shankar Bishnoi suggests key changes to world body

The current weight divisions of 59 kg, 66 kg, 75 kg, 85 kg, 98 kg and 130 kg in the Greco-Roman style could be changed to 60 kg, 70 kg, 80 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg and 130 kg.

IOC member compares Russia drugs ban to Holocaust

IOC member compares Russia drugs ban to Holocaust

Concerns have been growing that Russia is yet to clean up its act after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) uncovered systematic, state-sponsored doping, notably at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Neymar technically 'way better' than Cristiano Ronaldo : Pele

Neymar technically 'way better' than Cristiano Ronaldo : Pele

Pele believes the Portugal star has only one advantage over Neymar i.e his aerial power.

Russia stripped of London 2012 women's relay silver medal over doping charges

Russia stripped of London 2012 women's relay silver medal over doping charges

Antonina Krivoshapka, tested positive for the banned steroid turinabol which means whole Russian 4x400m women`s team is disqualified.

Usain Bolt returns relay gold medal, says disappointed but it won't take away his individual achievements

Usain Bolt returns relay gold medal, says disappointed but it won't take away his individual achievements

Bolt, who is reportedly willing to contribute to funding of Carter`s appeal, stressed that there was "no bad blood" between them.

IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m relay gold; no triple treble for Usain Bolt

IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 Beijing Olympics 4x100m relay gold; no triple treble for Usain Bolt

Bolt, regarded as the fastest man alive, completed the triple treble (100m, 200m and 4x100m) last August at the Rio Olympics.

After IOA annuls own decision on Kalmadi-Chautala's appointment, Sunita Godara claims chief has made a mockery of sports

After IOA annuls own decision on Kalmadi-Chautala's appointment, Sunita Godara claims chief has made a mockery of sports

Godara insisted that the officials heading the IOA do not deserve to be in sports and, therefore, the Sports Ministry should take strict action against them.

IOC rejects Kuwait government's plea to lift 14-month sports ban

IOC rejects Kuwait government's plea to lift 14-month sports ban

The wealthy emirate has already missed out on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

Olympics: Ten medallists from 2008 Beijing Games disqualified for doping

Olympics: Ten medallists from 2008 Beijing Games disqualified for doping

The IOC have re-tested over 1,243 samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics based on improved techniques.

Six Beijing Games medallists among nine more positive re-tests

The IOC said all athletes tested positive in the re-test off their samples which it stores for a decade.

Saina Nehwal appointed member of International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission

Saina Nehwal appointed member of International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission

Saina's appointment to the prestigious panel has come just when she is set to resume practice after recovering from a knee injury.

WADA to set up new dope testing body with IOC's backing: Report

WADA to set up new dope testing body with IOC's backing: Report

The statement added that WADA will remain in control of regulatory and compliance in the anti-doping fight but that the new testing body will have responsibility for testing athletes.

High-stakes summit eyes anti-doping overhaul

High-stakes summit eyes anti-doping overhaul

In October 2015, before the Russia scandal exploded, the IOC floated the idea that global testing could be taken over by an independent body.

French president Francois Hollande says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

French president Francois Hollande says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

Last month a plot to blow up a car packed with explosives near Notre Dame cathedral was foiled.

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.