Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report
Chess set for Winter Olympic Games gambit: Report

The Winter Olympics, with its spectacular ski jumpers, daring speed skaters and athletic snowboarders, should welcome chess into its schedule, the chief of the game`s governing body told Chinese media Wednesday.

IOC welcomes Qatar date move
IOC welcomes Qatar date move

The head of the International Olympic Committee on Saturday welcomed FIFA plans to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November and December, avoiding any clash with that year`s Winter Olympics.

 IOC approves Tokyo 2020 venue changes
IOC approves Tokyo 2020 venue changes

The International Olympic Committee executive board on Friday gave the greenlight to organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Games to move three competition venues as part of a plan to trim more than $1 billion from the budget.

Austrian Olympic, world champion Wolfgang Loitzl retires
Austrian Olympic, world champion Wolfgang Loitzl retires

Austrian Olympic and world ski jumping champion Wolfgang Loitzl announced on Saturday his retirement from the sport. 

IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved
IOC to review Pyeongchang 2018 if Games changes approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will instantly review the Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 summer Games if changes are approved at the session next week, President Thomas Bach said on Saturday.

Asian Olympic chiefs open door to Oceania athletes
Asian Olympic chiefs open door to Oceania athletes

Asian Olympic officials have agreed to let countries from Oceania compete at the region`s next indoor Games, a significant move that could open the door for sporting powerhouse Australia to integrate more into Asia.

Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA
Indonesia set to be awarded 2018 Asian Games: OCA

Indonesia is poised to be selected as the host of the next Asian Games in 2018 after Vietnam withdrew because of financial concerns, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) told Reuters on Wednesday.

World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott
World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott

Coaches from some of the world`s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin`s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

Cho to head Pyeongchang 2018 organising panel

South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang`s successful bid for the Winter Olympics, has been named as the new president of the organising committee for the 2018 Games.

2018 PyeongChang Games organisers appoint interim head

The head of the South Korea Olympic Committee will step in to take over interim leadership of the 2018 PyeongChang Games following the surprise resignation of two senior officials.

China faces tougher sell in Winter Olympics bid

Beijing promised a "frugal" Winter Olympics and to harness the event to clean up the capital`s notorious air pollution if selected as host of the 2022 Games, but the pledges were greeted with skepticism on Chinese social media.

IOC announces another doping case from Sochi Games

Latvian ice hockey player Ralfs Freibergs became the eighth athlete and third hockey player to fail the Sochi Olympics dope tests.

Freund celebrates back-to-back World Cup wins

Germany`s Severin Freund celebrated back-to-back World Cup wins on Friday with victory on the large hill at Lahti in Finland.

Russian medal winners at Sochi Games rewarded with luxury cars

Russia rewarded the athletes who helped the Winter Olympics hosts top the medals table in Sochi by presenting the 13 gold medal winners and 20 other podium finishers with luxury SUVs on Thursday.

Vladimir Putin says Sochi Games wrongfoot critics of Russia

The Sochi Olympics "opened Russia`s soul" to the world and wrongfooted critics of the host country, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks broadcast on Tuesday.

German athlete denies conscious doping

The attorneys of German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle Monday denied the accusation of conscious or "even willful" doping, three days after the biathlete was kicked out of the Sochi Games due to positive doping test result.

Gigantic Games look a thing of past after Sochi

When the flame went out in Russia`s Sochi on Sunday, the 2014 Winter Games went down in history as the most expensive Olympics with an overall price tag estimated at more than $50 billion.

IOC chief says Russia `delivered all it promised`

IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday congratulated Russia for delivering "all what it had promised" in hosting the Sochi Games and thanked President Vladimir Putin for his role ensuring their "extraordinary success".

Russia celebrates as curtain falls on Putin`s Games

Sochi`s $50 billion Olympics, closely interwoven with President Vladimir Putin`s image and plagued by controversy in the build-up, closed on Sunday with bold praise and Russia supreme on top of the medals table.

Top Austrian nordic skier tests positive for EPO

A leading Austrian cross country skier has tested positive for the banned substance Erythropoietin (EPO) and has been thrown out of the final nordic race at the Sochi Olympics, organisers said Sunday.