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Year before 2020 Olympics, Tokyo better prepared than any city before - IOC

Around 3.22 million tickets were sold during the first domestic sales phase last month, surprising organisers so much that their sales policy has had to be amended.

Jul 24, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

Olympic chief Thomas Bach sympathises with Caster Semenya, respects CAS decision

Semenya won gold in the 800 metres at the last two Olympics but Wednesday`s CAS ruling means she will have to artificially reduce her levels of the hormone to defend her titles in Tokyo next year.

May 04, 2019, 17:04 PM IST

Japan may allow North Korean athletes to compete in 2020 Olympics: Reports

Japan instituted a number of sanctions against North Korea following a series of nuclear and missile tests that include not allowing its citizens to enter. 

Mar 13, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

Nothing ever stopped me from playing sports: Sachin Tendulkar shares throwback pics

Tendulkar took to his official Twitter account, sharing the post consisting of two inspirational pictures and an equally beautiful message. 

Jan 24, 2019, 17:24 PM IST

'Looking forward to the day when cricket is included in Olympics': Sachin Tendulkar

The former Indian batsman also expressed his belief that it was necessary to allocate a certain amount of time to teams, set to battle it out in the Olympics, in order to ensure quality preparation.

Jan 23, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

WADA says Russia still not compliant on anti-doping

In a statement issued Sunday night, WADA said it "acknowledges" the IOC`s latest move but pointed out that Russia is still not adhering to the World Anti-Doping Code.

Feb 26, 2018, 12:16 PM IST

Boxing could face expulsion from Olympic Games, IOC warns

Boxing could be knocked out of the next Olympic Games if the International Olympic Committee is not satisfied problems with the sport’s finances and governance are sorted out, IOC President Thomas Bach warned on Sunday.

Feb 04, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

Russian doping an 'unprecedented' attack on Olympics: Thomas Bach

The IOC announced the decision after examining evidence of state-sponsored doping over several years that reached a high-point at the Winter Olympics hosted in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

Dec 06, 2017, 09:33 AM IST

IOC 'full support' for 2018 Winter Olympics despite North Korean tensions

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday gave its "full support" to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang despite tensions over North Korea`s nuclear tests which have raised concerns over the showpiece event.

Oct 29, 2017, 00:26 AM IST

IOC picks Paris as 2024 Olympics host, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

The 2028 Olympics will be the first held in the United States since the chaotic 1996 Games in Atlanta.

Sep 13, 2017, 23:45 PM IST

IOC chief Thomas Bach hoping for Paris-Los Angeles hosting accord for 2024, 2028 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to award the 2024 and the 2028 Games at the same time, effectively ensuring that the two candidates each will host a games.

Jul 12, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

IOC boss Thomas Bach to meet US President Donald Trump over 2024 Games

Trump has publicly backed the Los Angeles 2024 Games bid but has so far had no active involvement in the campaign.

Jun 22, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

Michael Phelps urges US lawmakers to push for anti-doping reform, ensure fair system

The most decorated Olympian Phelps, expressed his frustration at the lack of progress in the battle against the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Mar 01, 2017, 13:55 PM IST

Doping charges: Three Chinese weightlifters stripped of 2008 Olympic gold by IOC

The Chinese trio, all aged between 31 and 34, tested positive for the banned GHRP-2, a human growth hormone.

Jan 13, 2017, 11:03 AM IST

China-bound Saina Nehwal to skip IOC Athletes Commission meeting

China Super Series Premier will be held from November 15-20 and Hong Kong Open Super Series from November 22-27.

Oct 25, 2016, 21:07 PM IST

Olympics: IOC, Tokyo attempt to cut down on soaring 2020 Games costs

Tokyo`s preparations for the 2020 Games have been plagued by controversy since beating Madrid and Istanbul in the bidding race three years ago.

Oct 18, 2016, 20:11 PM IST

Saina Nehwal appointed member of International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission

Saina's appointment to the prestigious panel has come just when she is set to resume practice after recovering from a knee injury.

Oct 18, 2016, 11:52 AM IST

WADA to set up new dope testing body with IOC's backing: Report

The statement added that WADA will remain in control of regulatory and compliance in the anti-doping fight but that the new testing body will have responsibility for testing athletes.

Oct 08, 2016, 18:26 PM IST

High-stakes summit eyes anti-doping overhaul

In October 2015, before the Russia scandal exploded, the IOC floated the idea that global testing could be taken over by an independent body.

Oct 08, 2016, 14:59 PM IST

French president Francois Hollande says Paris safe for 2024 Olympics

Last month a plot to blow up a car packed with explosives near Notre Dame cathedral was foiled.

Oct 02, 2016, 22:01 PM IST