Putin lifts ban on protests at Sochi Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a decree lifting a blanket ban on political protests at the Sochi Winter Olympics, bowing to pressure from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Sri Lanka to partly take back oil tanks from IOC after UN vote

Lanka announced plans that it would partially take over a strategic oil storage depot in Trincomalee from the Indian Oil Company`s local arm after India voted in favour of a US-sponsored resolution against Colombo at the UNHRC.

Sri Lanka rejects 5,000 tonnes of diesel from IOC

Sri Lanka has rejected a ship load of 5,000 tonnes of diesel from Indian Oil Company, saying the fuel is of poor quality.

Suresh Kalmadi is not a role model for athletes: VK Malhotra

Expressing his support for controversially elected IOA prez Lalit Bhanot, V K Malhotra said that charges against him for CWG scam are not yet proven.

NGO burns effigy of Dow Chemical, govt, IOC

An NGO hanged and burnt effigies of International Olympic Committee for Dow Chemical`s sponsorship of the sporting event.

Minor fire in IOC bottling plant

Two persons were injured in a fire-related incident in a bottling plant of Indian Oil Corporation in Sitapura area near here, police said.

Major disaster averted at IOC LPG bottling plant

A major disaster was averted as a fire broke out inside the premises of Indian Oil Corporation`s LPG bottling plant near here, plant sources said.

Indian boxing coach conducts IOC clinic in N Korea

In a first for Indian boxing, national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu conducted an International Olympic Committee-organised six-day clinic for pugilists in North Korea.

Tokyo declares bid for 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo will bid for the 2020 Olympics, hoping to show the world how it has recovered after the devastation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Rogge pledges to step up IOC fight against doping

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has promised to strengthen the fight against doping cheats, calling it the IOC`s top priority.

Olympics chief rules out Koreas hosting 2018 Games

IOC president Jacques Rogge has ruled out the idea of North Korea co-hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics awarded to South Korea last week.

IOC to ban syringes during 2012 London Olympics

IOC has announced that it would ban the possession of syringes outside medical areas at the 2012 Olympic Games to prevent doping by athletes.

Heat on to find bidders for 2020 Olympics

The race to win the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympics does not look like being as hotly-contested as the memorable pursuit of the 2016 edition, a source close to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told AFP.

2014-16 Olympic broadcast rights to top USD 4 bill

Broadcast revenues for the period covering the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games will exceed USD 4 billion, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said on Thursday.

IOC includes women boxing for youth Olympics

After getting an entry into Olympics, the women boxing is now all set to make its debut in the Youth Olympics Games in 2014.

Tokyo would have`strong` Olympic bid: IOC chief

The head of IOC has said Tokyo would be a "very strong" candidate to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

IOC happy with preparations for 2016 Rio Games

IOC officials left Rio de Janeiro impressed by preparations for the 2016 Olympics, saying the city had made great strides on its infrastructure projects.

Samaranch voted most influential sports executive

IOC`s late former president was voted the most influential sports executive of the last 20 years.

IOC may raise petrol prices soon

State-owned Indian Oil Corp, the nation`s largest oil firm, on Monday hinted at an imminent hike in petrol prices, whose rates have not been revised since January in view of elections in states like West Bengal.

IOC warns of `appropriate measures` against India

International Olympic Committee has warned of "appropriate measures" against India in its next executive board meeting this July if sports ministry goes ahead with a legislation which puts a limit on the age and tenure of heads.