Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze
Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze

Fifty years after Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair on Tuesday officially claimed the bronze medal.

Qatar pledges USD 1 million to Anti-Doping Research Fund

 Qatar has given a shot-in-the-arm to the fight against doping in sports by contributing USD 1 million to the Anti-Doping Research Fund announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IOC suggests more venues outside Tokyo for 2020 Games
IOC suggests more venues outside Tokyo for 2020 Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates has urged Tokyo to consider moving more events to venues outside the capital, including one hundreds of kilometres away, in a bid to rein in spending for the 2020 Summer Games.

IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events
IOC opens door to joint bids and new sports events

Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids, including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

IOC to bring in cheaper, easier bidding for Olympic Games
IOC to bring in cheaper, easier bidding for Olympic Games

Bidding for the Olympics is set to become cheaper, easier and more attractive while sports will enter the Games quicker, the IOC said on Tuesday, presenting the biggest changes in decades in the way the Games are organised and run.

Pele leaves hospital after kidney stones removed
Pele leaves hospital after kidney stones removed

Brazilian soccer legend Pele was discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital on Saturday after doctors removed kidney stones that had been obstructing his urinary tract, the hospital said in a statement.

Ching-Kuo Wu elected AIBA President for third term
Ching-Kuo Wu elected AIBA President for third term

Incumbent Dr Ching-Kuo Wu was on Friday re-elected the International Boxing Association (AIBA) President for a third consecutive term.

Brazil soccer star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says
Brazil soccer star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says

Brazilian soccer legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reuters.

Time for change is now, says IOC boss ahead of revamp
Time for change is now, says IOC boss ahead of revamp

Olympics chief Thomas Bach urged delegates to seize the chance for change and approve a wide-ranging revamp of the games likely to include a shake-up of the sports contested and a new TV channel.

Berlin begins quest to host 2024 Summer Olympic Games
Berlin begins quest to host 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Berlin will on Monday launch a campaign to host either the 2024 or 2028 summer games -- 78 years after Germany`s capital last hosted an Olympics.

Ex-world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi dies in car crash: Jacob Zuma
Ex-world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi dies in car crash: Jacob Zuma

Former world 800-metre champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died Friday aged 34 in a car crash on his way to a Johannesburg athletics meeting, President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: Spokesman
IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: Spokesman

The International Olympic Committee will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition at its Executive Board meeting this week, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials.

Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics
Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics

North Korea`s victories at the Asian Games are a new example of how sport, politics and diplomacy are often mixed in dealings with Pyongyang, and by the isolated state`s propaganda machine.

IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight
IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight

Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are progressing solidly but the schedule is tight, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission said.

Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts
Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Thomas Bach hope for Nicol David`s Olympic squash bid
Thomas Bach hope for Nicol David`s Olympic squash bid

Malaysia`s world number one Nicol David said she still held out hope of getting squash into the Olympics as she kicked off her Asian Games title defence on Sunday.

IOC chief to demand 'sustainable' Games
IOC chief to demand 'sustainable' Games

Olympic boss Thomas Bach Saturday said future Games hosts would have to prove their "sustainability" as he heralded a shake-up of the bidding criteria.

 IOC chief wants more female athletes
 IOC chief wants more female athletes

Olympic chief Thomas Bach said Saturday he wants to see an even split of female to male athletes at international sporting events after Saudi Arabia brought no women to the Asian Games.

2014 Incheon Asian Games: Opening Ceremony - As it happened...
2014 Incheon Asian Games: Opening Ceremony - As it happened...

Live updates from the three-hour long opening ceremony of the 17th edition of Asian Games, being held at the Incheon ​Asiad Main Stadium. K-Pop sensation Psy will headline the ceremony.

IOC president believes in success of Rio 2016 Olympics
IOC president believes in success of Rio 2016 Olympics

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be successful, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.