INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

  • Australia 2028 Games bid would have 'great chance': Thomas Bach 1 week ago

    A bid from Australia to host the Summer Olympics for the third time would have a "great chance" of winning what he hoped would be a hotly-contested bidding process, Olympic chief Thomas Bach said on Wednesday. The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) early this month offered its backing to a prospective bid...
  • IOA needs to be united: IOC April 28, 2015

    IOC has issued a warning against IOA that clearly makes the point that if the athletes need to succeed at that level, there must be unity in the organization. ...
  • Thomas Bach's visit will boost Indian sports, says OCA secretary April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official. Olympic Council of Asia secretary-general Randhir Singh made the comments ahead of Bach's arrival later Sunday and...
  • IOC chief to meet PM Modi to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives on Sunday for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics. Bach, who will be on his...
  • IOC launches whistleblower hotline on match-fixing April 14, 2015

    London: The IOC on Monday set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions. The International Olympic Committee said the web-based "integrity and compliance hotline" is open to athletes, coaches, referees...
  • Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games April 4, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter in January warning Indonesia that it could lose its role in...
  • Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo. The IOC had allowed only the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) to use the iconic logo featuring five different...
  • IOC wants to see India as major sporting power, says Randhir Singh April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: IOC chief Thomas Bach calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month signals that the world body wants to see India as a major sporting power capable of hosting Olympic Games, said IOC honorary member Randhir Singh today. "I spoke to IOC president earlier in the day and...
  • IOC to pay president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros a year April 3, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee has said it will give president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros ($243,600) a year to cover his costs. The IOC said in a statement on Thursday that it was making public details of proposed payments to executive board members "with a view to ensuring total transparency", reports...
  • IOC mourns French athletes' death in helicopter crash March 11, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mourned the death of three French athletes who were killed in an helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday. London Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, Beijing Olympic boxing bronze medallist Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided...
  • FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures January 19, 2015

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the...
  • IOC clears way for more than one Olympic Games host city December 8, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday that talks were...
  • IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week November 14, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on November 18 and while specific...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • India back in Olympic fold February 11, 2014

    The IOA was banned in December 2012 for governmental interference and as a result India's athletes marched under the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics. ...
  • IOA bows under pressure after an eventful year December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A usually reticent Sports Ministry was at its persuasive best as it fought for India's reinclusion in the Olympic fold even as the corruptiontainted Indian Olympic Association (IOA) embarrassed itself by trying hard to defy the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for most part of the year before being...
  • IOA to amend constitution, to end impasse with IOC December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Left cornered after being served an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee, the IOA is all set to amend its Constitution in a General Body Meeting on Sunday to bar chargeframed contestants from its elections. The Indian Olympic Association was left with no choice after the IOC served...
  • IOC serves ultimatum, warns IOA of derecognition November 15, 2013

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee on Friday served an ultimatum to India, saying that the country will be derecognised if the Indian Olympic Association does not amend its constitution by December 10 as per the world body's earlier diktat of barring chargeframed persons from contesting elections. The IOC rejected suspended IOA's...
  • Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president September 18, 2013

    Lausanne (Switzerland): One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters on Tuesday. Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe...
  • IOC President Thomas Bach steps down as German sports chief September 16, 2013

    Berlin: Newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach stepped down as head of German sports on Monday as he prepares for his new post in Switzerland. Bach, voted in by a wide margin at the IOC Session last week, also stepped down as head of the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of...
  • Australia's John Coates to become IOC vice-president September 10, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) president John Coates will be elected as the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president after his Syrian rival Sami Moudallah withdrew from the vote. The Australian Olympic chief was due to face Moudallah in the ballot scheduled for Wednesday but Moudallah withdrew his bid Tuesday,...
  • Wrestling rewarded after a six-month battle September 9, 2013

    The IOC voted wrestling back into the Olympics impressed with the strong revamp operation by the sport's governing body. ...
  • IOC reprimands wrestling ahead of 2020 vote September 6, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Wrestling, hoping to win back its spot in the 2020 Olympics, was reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week for breaking campaigning rules last month, officials said on Friday. The sport is bidding to return to the 2020 Olympics after losing its spot in February before making...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • India's Olympic ban continues as IOC rejects IOA's clause September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: India will continue to remain out of the Olympic fold as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected the request of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to allow chargesheeted officials to continue and run for office. The IOC executive board met on Wednesday in Buenos Aires and decided...
  • IOA must accept all demands to conduct elections: IOC September 5, 2013

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reportedly maintained its stand on the contentious chargesheet clause saying it wants the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to adopt it for ensuring good governance. ...
  • Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games. In a letter written to all the...
  • Top shooter Abhinav Bindra demands clean IOA September 4, 2013

    Mumbai: India's elite athletes have piled the pressure on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and demanded the removal of all tainted officials in order to overturn the country's Olympic ban. The IOA was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year for electing Lalit Bhanot, who served 11 months in...
  • Japan to fund ice wall to contain Fukishima reactor leaks September 4, 2013

    Tokyo: The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an attempt...
  • Japan to spend $500 million to contain leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant September 3, 2013

    Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century. The announcement comes just days before the International Olympic Committee decides whether Tokyo...