IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball
IOC clears way for Olympic return of baseball, softball

 Baseball and softball, out of the Olympics since the 2008 Beijing Games, edged closer to a return to the world`s biggest multi-sports event on Monday when the IOC approved sports programme changes.

IOC president Bach says terrorism must never triumph

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.

Shift in power heralds changes to Olympic movement

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.

IOC chief Thomas Bach keen on radically changing bid city mentality

Newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will move into his new office in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday with little fanfare but with much to do.

Bach overwhelmed as he is elected IOC president

Thomas Bach achieved a long-held dream on Tuesday as he was elected to the most powerful position in sport, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), here.

Thomas Bach elected IOC president, succeeding Jacques Rogge

Thomas Bach has been elected as the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President and succeeding Jacques Rogge.

IOC members gear up to elect new president

Six men will wake up on Tuesday with hopes of ending the day as the most powerful man in sport by being elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President and succeeding Jacques Rogge.

IOC could survive cancelled Games: Jacques Rogge

The finances of the IOC are healthy enough for the organisation to be able to afford the cancellation for whatever reason of an Olympic Games, president Jacques Rogge has said.

IOC opts for stability, money in picking Tokyo

The IOC was in no mood for new adventures when it picked Tokyo as the host of the 2020 summer Olympics.

IOA’s stance puts India’s return to Olympic fold in jeopardy

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has maintained its stand on the contentious chargesheet clause saying it wants the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to adopt it for ensuring good governance.

IOC consider action over Yelena Isinbayeva’s gay comments

The IOC will consider taking action against pole vault world champion Yelena Isinbayeva after her comments in favour of Russia`s new gay law triggered a major controversy last month.

Major decisions set for IOC Session in Buenos Aires

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.

Olympics: IOC top job up for grabs as VP Bach eyes win

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.

Jitendra writes to IOC to stick to chargesheet clause

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.

Sergey Bubka takes Mandela line in IOC election race

Sergey Bubka`s main policy in his manifesto to be the next president of the IOC is to get young people around the world enthused into taking up sport.

Indian channel gets broadcast rights for 2016 Rio Games

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.

Buenos Aires to host 2018 Youth Olympics

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.

Chinese vice premier meets IOC president

Chinese vice premier Liu Yandong met with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge here.

Scotland, Argentina, Colombia shortlisted for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

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.

IOC President Rogge to meet with head of wrestling`s governing body

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.