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IOC boss Thomas Bach hails Rio Olympics 2016 as 'iconic'

There were budget cutbacks in the buildup and since the Games started on August 5 there has been widespread comment about empty stadiums.

Aug 20, 2016, 20:56 PM IST

IOC President Thomas Bach calls Russia doping scandal `shocking and unprecedented`

World Anti-Doping Agency`s independent report would be "carefully" studied and "provisional measures and sanctions" could be decided on Tuesday.

Jul 18, 2016, 20:24 PM IST

Football great Pele receives Olympic Order

Pelle, regarded as the greatest ever football player, was honoured with the Olympic order by IOC President Thomas Bach on Thursday at Santos, Brazil.

Jun 17, 2016, 00:36 AM IST

No worries for 2016 Rio Olympics: IOC president Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said he does not worry about the fate of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, insisting all doubts about the city's capability to host the mega event will be addressed by the time the event begins.

Aug 05, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

FIFA problems will not end with new president: IOC president Thomas Bach

FIFA`s problems will not end with the election of a new president as football`s scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told AFP on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach

Workers will probably still be finishing the Olympic stadium when the Rio Games start in a year`s time, but IOC president Thomas Bach told AFP the world will still be "overwhelmed" by the event.

Jul 30, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

IOC chief Thomas Bach urges US golf tour to fall in line with WADA

Golf was urged to fully adhere to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code on Saturday by the IOC president who also said players must accept Olympic-standard testing in the build-up to Rio 2016.

Jul 18, 2015, 19:23 PM IST

India not to bid for 2024 Olympics, Narendra Modi didn't propose it: IOC president Thomas Bach

In an all important meeting between International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, it was decided that India will not bid for 2024 Olympic Games.

Apr 27, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Boston will be `strong` 2024 candidate: IOC chief

IOC president Thomas Bach said Friday that Boston will be a "strong" candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games because of the US city`s sporting fervour and the United States` sporting power.

Jan 09, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi lost control of vehicle on curve: Authorities

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died when his car overturned at a curve on a regional road in Mpumalanga province in the early hours of Friday, South African authorities said on Saturday.

Oct 25, 2014, 21:54 PM IST

Thomas Bach hope for Nicol David`s Olympic squash bid

Malaysia`s world number one Nicol David said she still held out hope of getting squash into the Olympics as she kicked off her Asian Games title defence on Sunday.

Sep 21, 2014, 18:11 PM IST

Thomas Bach praises Rio 2016 preparations

 Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, has praised the "dynamic" pace of preparations for the Rio 2016 Games in Brazil.

Sep 10, 2014, 12:55 PM IST

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Jul 24, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

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".

Feb 24, 2014, 08:41 AM IST

Stop using Games for cheap political gain - IOC chief

The Sochi Winter Olympics are a purely sporting event which should not be used by uninvited guests to score political points, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday.

Feb 04, 2014, 21:57 PM IST

IOC tours Games village, remembers Volgograd victims

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach paid tribute to victims of the recent bombing in Volgograd during a tour of the Sochi Games athletes village on Tuesday.

Feb 04, 2014, 19:23 PM IST

Bach expects `safe and secure` Olympics in Sochi

IOC President Thomas Bach expressed full confidence today that Russian authorities will deliver a "safe and secure" Olympics in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia that heightened concerns about the terrorist threat to the Winter Games.

Dec 31, 2013, 00:49 AM IST

IOC chief welcomes IOA decision on the charge-sheeted

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said the Executive Board welcomed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decision to amend a clause in its constitution “to meet the basic standards of ethics, good governance and integrity”.

Dec 11, 2013, 13:19 PM IST

IOC President Bach indicates India could be kicked out of Olympics

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said that India face expulsion from the Olympic movement unless they comply with ethics rules, according to reports.

Dec 09, 2013, 11:37 AM IST

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.

Sep 10, 2013, 22:20 PM IST