Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals
Aussie swimming coach slams late night Olympic finals

Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren has described the apparent decision to stage the swimming finals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro at 10pm as showing "a lack of respect".

Rio 2016 to schedule midnight events

Swimmers and beach volleyball players will compete at midnight during the Rio 2016 Olympics, organizers have said.

IOC welcomes Saudi end to girls` sports ban

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday urged the Saudi government to push forward with moves to lift a ban on sports in girls` state schools.

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.

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.

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.

Temperatures rise in Sochi but show goes on

Temperatures rose at the winter Olympics in Sochi Tuesday to create "challenging" conditions for competitors but events would be held on schedule, organisers said.

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 defies IOC, to go ahead with elections

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday defied the International Olympic Committee (IOC), saying it is going ahead with elections scheduled for today.

IOA did not comply with Charter, elected tainted official: IOC

The International Olympic Committee today said that it decided to ban India as its Olympic body had failed to comply with Olympic Charter and also allowed fielding a tainted official for a top post in the elections.

Olympics: Moroccan runner expelled for doping

Moroccan 1,500 metres runner Amine Laalou is out of the Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Saturday.

IOC `sad` at dope suspicion over Chinese swimmer

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday that doping in sports and groundless suspicions over stunning performances are "very sad".