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.
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.
Olympic officials are increasing their collaboration with Interpol to combat match-fixing and illegal betting. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met on Tuesday with Ronald Noble, secretary general of the international police agency.
Australian triathlete Brittany Dutton won the first gold of the Youth Olympics as competition kicked-off on Sunday without Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria who withdrew because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa.
Nigeria today pulled out of the Youth Olympics in China`s?Nanjing city, a day after two other west African nations withdrew from the Games over the worst outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in decades in Africa.
It was billed as a chance to transform Greece`s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world`s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.
Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
After two `Sikh` players from the Indian basketball team were asked to play without their turbans during the recently concluded Asia Cup in China, the Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a statement expressing shock and has sought a detailed report from the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).