Rio waters rife with sewage? WHO seeks virus tests

2015-08-03 11:53

The World Health Organisation want virus testing to be done at all the 2016 Rio Olympic venues after an alarming probe showed a serious health risk to Olympic athletes.

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

2015-08-02 20:18

South Sudan has become the Olympic movement's 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year's Rio Olympics.

FIFA problems will not end with new president

2015-07-31 09:04

Football's scandal-tainted world body needs drastic reform, says IOC president Thomas Bach.

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.


Blatter gives up IOC membership

2015-08-03 10:46

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership.

Concern over Rio's dirty water

2015-08-01 13:11

The IOC on Saturday heard reports on polluted water in Rio and an emblem flap and new stadium plans in Tokyo.

Rio's dirty water in question

2015-02-24 16:02

IOC members will meet in Rio de Janeiro to understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016.

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.

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