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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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