IOC opens 2024 Olympic bids

2015-01-15 20:59

The IOC expects a high level of interest in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games after Rome and Boston already showed interest.

IOC to unveil major changes

2014-11-14 12:27

The IOC will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive.

Indian minister irked by basketball turban row

2014-07-24 16:13

Basketball's no-headgear rule has irked the Indian sports minister who has reacted with anger after two Sikh members of the men's national team had to remove their turbans.

Sochi's stored snow on ice

2014-02-12 10:14

Sochi Olympic organisers see no need to bring in stored snow to cope with the warm temperatures in the mountains.

IOC president: 'It's time it finally starts'

2014-02-07 18:36

Eager to get past disputes and see the flame, Bach says: 'The sun is shining on the games.'

Russia gay law sparks outrage before Olympics

2014-01-23 11:36

Russia's anti-gay legislation has prompted harsh criticism from international leaders, top athletes and rights activists ahead of its hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

IOC retains Indian suspension

2013-12-11 13:17

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says a suspension of the Indian Olympic Association will be maintained.

Coe hails Bach appointment

2013-09-11 20:00

Sebastian Coe says that Thomas Bach is "the perfect choice" to head the Olympic movement as new president of the IOC.

Lance still holding onto medal

2013-09-09 17:30

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has yet to hand back his Sydney 2000 Olympic medal to the IOC after he was stripped of it.

IOC finances near $1bn

2013-09-08 17:12

Outgoing International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge has announced financial reserves edging close to a billion dollars.

Bach wants IOC top job

2013-05-09 16:09

Thomas Bach became the first member to declare candidacy for IOC president, one of the most powerful jobs in sport.

Wrestling considers new attire

2013-03-09 08:52

Wrestling, set to be dropped from the Olympic Games, hopes a wardrobe change will wow those set to rule on the sport's fate.

IOC won't reattribute Lance's medal

2013-02-13 23:49

The IOC says it will not reattribute the 2000 cycling bronze medal stripped from Lance Armstrong because of doping.

IOC drops wrestling from 2020

2013-02-12 13:18

Wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first Games in ancient Greece, looks set to be dropped from the programme for 2020.

Armstrong disgrace sad: Rogge

2013-01-24 18:19

Lance Armstrong's doping scandal was disappointing and sad, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge says.

IOC condemns Lance's actions

2013-01-18 14:18

The IOC says it "unreservedly condemns" the actions of Lance Armstrong who admitted in an interview that he had doped.

SASCOC toy with IOC ban

2012-12-05 10:11

Graeme Joffe suggests SASCOC could face possible suspension from the IOC following the election of tainted officials.

India awaits IOC ban verdict

2012-12-03 10:12

India's sports chiefs began last-ditch efforts to prevent the country from being suspended from the Olympic movement.

IOC slams Indian cricket bosses

2012-11-17 20:45

The International Olympic Committee has criticised Indian cricket authorities, accusing them of attacking press freedom.

IOC probes Armstrong medal

2012-11-01 13:05

The International Olympic Committee will launch an investigation into Lance Armstrong's 2 000 Olympics bronze medal.

IOC's Rogge back at work

2012-10-08 16:23

IOC president Jacques Rogge has returned to work a month after undergoing hip replacement surgery.

Rogge - minute silence for Munich victims

2012-07-23 17:52

Olympics chief Jacques Rogge has held a minute's silence to mark the 40th anniversary of deadly attacks on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Games.

IOC urged to mark Munich massacre

2012-06-20 21:20

London lawmakers have urged the International Olympic Committee to allow a minute's silence during the London Games to mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre.

Greens will determine economies

2011-11-25 07:45

The green movement, which advocates the protection of the environment, will soon determine how economies are run, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says.

SA 'ready' to host Olympics

2011-07-09 14:37

Jacques Rogge believes there is a "genuine desire" from SA, including President Jacob Zuma, to bid for the Olympic Games.


IOC to have own TV channel

2014-12-08 19:00

The IOC have approved plans to set up its own dedicated digital channel, aimed at providing continuing exposure of the Olympics.

Ex-African Olympic head dies

2014-09-15 19:33

Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died at the age of 82.

IOC inks mega TV deal

2014-05-08 10:57

The IOC and US broadcaster NBC-Universal announced they have reached a TV rights deal worth $7.65bn.

IOC lifts ban on India

2014-02-11 09:49

India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on its Olympic association, a top official has said.

UN chief denounces attacks on LGBT people

2014-02-06 15:09

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned attacks against homosexuals, touching on the gay rights issue in Russia that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

IOC sets up $10m doping fund

2013-12-14 21:53

The International Olympic Committee has set up a $10 million anti-doping fund to boost detection methods.

Lance's medal in IOC vault

2013-10-02 14:31

Disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong 2000 Olympic bronze medal is now back in the hands of the IOC.

Bach elected to conduct IOC

2013-09-10 19:00

Thomas Bach has achieved a long-held dream as he was elected to the most powerful position in sport, president of the IOC.

Wrestling back in Olympics

2013-09-08 18:06

Wrestling has been reinstated into the Olympic programme for the 2020 and 2024 Games, beating baseball/softball and squash.

Bubka eyeing IOC top job

2013-05-28 10:18

An official with knowledge of the decision says pole vault great Sergei Bubka of Ukraine has declared candidacy to be the next IOC president.

IOC mulls new Olympic events

2013-04-08 23:05

IOC sports director Christophe Dubi says proposed new medal events for the 2016 Rio Olympics are now being assessed.

Wrestling out to rebuild image

2013-02-27 22:04

Fighting to retain wrestling's Olympic status, the sport's governing body plans to meet in Turkey within weeks to elect a president.

Wrestlers to fight IOC decision

2013-02-13 22:13

Wrestlers around the world have vowed to fight to save the sport's Olympic status, after the IOC voted to drop it for the 2020 Games.

One Olympic sport faces cut

2013-02-11 14:16

International Olympics Committee leaders are meeting to decide which sport to drop from the Olympic programme.

IOC chief Rogge hails Mandela

2013-01-24 16:47

IOC president Jacques Rogge says former president Nelson Mandela is the most impressive personality he met in his 12-year tenure.

Lance keeps medal, for now

2012-12-05 22:22

Lance Armstrong will hold on to his Olympic bronze medal a little longer as the IOC waits on the UCI to inform him of his disqualification.

India suspended from IOC

2012-12-04 18:30

India has been suspended from the International Olympic Committee because of its stance of electing tainted officials.

IOC ponder Lance medal-strip

2012-11-30 18:59

The IOC has said Lance Armstrong could lose his Olympic medal after he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

IOC headquarters flooded

2012-11-12 18:34

The headquarters of the IOC have been closed after a burst water main sent water flooding through the building.

Lance to keep medal, for now

2012-10-11 19:48

Lance Armstrong will keep his 2000 Sydney Games bronze medal for now despite being accused of cheating his way to the top in cycling.

IOC finances 'boosted'

2012-07-24 12:33

Revenue from selling broadcasting rights for the Olympics between 2014 and 2016 is expected to top $4 billion, the IOC has said.

Nigeria handed 2000 relay gold

2012-07-21 16:34

The Nigerians were officially awarded the men's 4x400m relay gold medal from the 2000 Olympics following an IOC board meeting.

IOC to retest Athens samples

2012-05-08 19:10

The IOC is considering retesting doping samples from the Athens Olympics in 2004 to catch drug cheats who may have avoided detection.

Six cities bid for 2020

2011-09-02 11:27

The International Olympic Committee says six cities from Europe, Asia and the Middle East are bidding to host the 2020 Olympics.

Olympics movement 'special'

2011-07-05 14:03

The Olympics movement was special in SA because of its contribution to the struggle against apartheid, says President Jacob Zuma.

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