IOC could add anti-discrimination clause to bid rules

Future Olympic bidders may have to abide by a specific anti-discrimination rule modelled on the Olympic Charter`s Principle 6 if they are to be awarded the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.

Sochi weathers warm temperatures but struggles with fog

Organisers of the Sochi Olympics defied the odds when they battled unusually warm temperatures for a week but they were helpless against a winter fog that caused events to be postponed on Monday.

Omnipresent Putin keeps IOC `very happy`

Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be everywhere at the Sochi Olympics these days, whether it is the competition venues, team headquarters or even posing for pictures with sports fans and volunteers.

India complete Olympic return, national flag unfurled at Sochi

The unfurling ceremony attended by a motley group of Indian squad, Indian Olympic Association`s newly-elected President N Ramachandran and other invitees marked the successful return of India to the Olympic fold.

Jailing of environmentalist not Games related: IOC

The jailing of a Russian environmentalist who had accused authorities of damaging the environment in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics is not related to the Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday.

Putin visits Russian skier after broken back surgery

Russian Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova underwent six-and-a-half hours of spinal surgery on Saturday after breaking her back in a Sochi 2014 training crash.

Sochi: Indian flag unfurled at Winter Olympics

India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation.

Thirty-somethings soar above aerials young guns

Extreme Winter Sports have so far been the domain of the young and hip at the Sochi Winter Games, but on Friday a trio of `thirty-somethings` dominated the women`s aerials event.

IOC says activist`s jailing `not Games related`

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday said that it believed the jailing of a Russian activist who criticised the environmental damage from Sochi 2014 was not related to the Games.

IOC dismisses complaint over late-night Goergl drug test

A late-night doping test conducted on Alpine skier and medal hopeful Elisabeth Goergl hours before she was due to compete was within the rules, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday, dismissing Austria`s complaint.

IOC, luge federation pay tribute to Kumaritashvili

The IOC and luge federation will hold a ceremony in the mountains above Vancouver on Wednesday to remember Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili, who suffered a fatal crash in training hours ahead of the 2010 Games opening ceremony.

No deep freeze? No problem, say Sochi Games organisers

The sun is shining and temperatures feel more like spring than winter but at the Sochi Olympics - the ultimate spectacle of ice and snow - that is not a problem.

IOC welcomes India back, opens cash pipeline

India`s return to the Olympic fold switches on a multi-million-dollar pipeline of funds and stokes the giant nation`s sporting ambitions.

IOA has realised it cannot do without Olympic Charter: Randhir

International Olympic Committee member in India, Randhir Singh today described the country`s return to Olympic fold as a "great development" but said the 14-month suspension would not have happened had the IOA "realised" the importance of the IOC Charter.

IOA should learn a lesson from suspension: Olympians

The Indian sports fraternity today heaved a sigh of relief on the country`s return to the Olympic fold but said the IOA should learn a lesson from the 14 months of suspension so that the embarrassing episode is never repeated.

14-month Oly exile helped India clean up its system: Jitendra

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said India`s 14-month exile from the Olympic movement has come as a blessing in disguise as the hiatus forced the country to clean up the system.

India returns to Olympic fold

Two days after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) successfully conducted its elections, the International Olympic Committee has lifted India`s 14-month old ban from Olympics.

IOC bans Burke memorial stickers from helmets

Athletes at the Sochi Games will not be allowed to use helmet stickers as a mark of respect for Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died in an accident two years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.

No mourning symbols, IOC tells athletes

International Olympic chiefs on Monday warned athletes against wearing symbols of mourning for lost loved ones during competitions at the Sochi 2014 Games.

IOA elects N Ramachandran as president

India could return the Olympic fold after 14 months of suspension by its parent body, after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) successfully conducted its elections and declared N Ramachandran as the president of the IOA