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International Olympic Committee Refuses to Lift Sports Ban on Kuwait

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a request by the Kuwaiti Government to temporarily lift a sports ban on the country’s athletes. Kuwait was...

ANOC President Admits Integrity of Olympic Games ‘Threatened’ in 2016

Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has admitted the integrity of the Olympic Games was "threatened" during 2016 but...

Bach Looks to 2017 with ‘Renewed Sense of Purpose’ in Positive New Year’s Message

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has delivered an uplifting year-end review of 2016 in which he claimed sport has shown its power...

Farah’s Gold Medals Among Rio Results Removed from IOC Website Amid Potential Hacking

Mo Farah's two gold medals are among a number of Rio 2016 results removed from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) website, which some are...
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IOC Starts Disciplinary Procedures Against 28 Russian Athletes from Sochi 2014

Following the publication of the completed WADA Independent Person (IP) Report on 9 December 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that 28...

Bach Calls for Lifetime Olympic Ban for Russians Involved in Manipulating Doping Samples on...

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has increased pressure on Russia on the eve of the McLaren Report findings by calling for a...

‘Informal Discussions’ Underway on Changes to Olympic Bidding Process

"Informal discussions" are underway about changing the bidding process for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in order to shift away from a current...

IOC Warns Tokyo 2020 Budget Risks Giving Future Cities ‘Wrong Impression’ About Olympic Costs

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chair John Coates has warned Tokyo 2020 officials that their current budget cap of $20 billion risks "giving...

FIFA Secretary General Threatens to Seek Damages Against ‘Illegal’ Kuwait Football Association

Soccer's world governing body FIFA has joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in threatening to seek damages against Kuwait authorities as a sporting and...

More than $500 Million to be Disbursed to National Olympic Committees

Having approved a 16 percent increase in Olympic Solidarity funds, the IOC Executive Board announced that a total of $509,285,000 will be distributed to...

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