International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has insisted Sochi 2014 is for athletic achievements and that "terrorism must never triumph" in his New Year`s message following two deadly bomb blasts in the Russian city of Volgograd this week.
The Olympic Movement was at a crossroads in 2013 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) underwent a shift in power in more than a decade by electing Thomas Bach as its president, replacing Jacques Rogge.
September promises to be an important month in the history of the Olympic Movement, with three key decisions scheduled to be made during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over the next few days.
The departure of International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge after 12 years with his sure hand on the tiller marks the end of an era for the global sports organisation, and sees six candidates vying to replace him on September 10.
Miffed at the IOA`s decision to dilute the contentious chargesheet clause, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has shot off a letter to International Olympic Committee President asking the world body to stick to its earlier stand of barring corruption-tainted persons from contesting elections.
Despite India serving a ban from the Olympic fold, the International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights of several important multi-sporting events, including 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, for seven South Asian countries to an Indian channel.
The third Youth Olympics will be hosted by Buenos Aires in 2018, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced Thursday following a vote by the IOC members at an Extraordinary IOC Session here.
International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announced that Scottish city Glasgow, Argentine capital Buenos Aires and Colombia’s Medellin have been shortlisted as the final candidates to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Soon after IOC’s decision to drop wrestling from 2020 Olympics triggered a massive controversy, IOC President Jacques Rogge said he will meet with the head of wrestling`s governing body to have a discussion regarding ways the sport can fight to save its place in the prestigious games.