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IOC President Bach’s Expenses Totaled $301,000, Including Indemnity, in 2015

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach’s expenses totaled $301,000 in 2015. This figure includes Bach’s annual indemnity payment of $225,000, which is linked to...

Hickey Released From Bangu Prison on Bail

Patrick Hickey has been released on bail from the maximum-security Bangu Prison in Rio de Janeiro. The 71-year-old was escorted out of the facility, located...

Rio 2016 Officials Admit Only 12 Percent of Paralympic Games Tickets Sold

Only 12 percent of tickets have been sold for next month's Paralympic Games, Rio 2016 officials admitted this week, despite previously announcing a figure...

Former FIFA President and IOC Member Joao Havelange Dies at Age 100

Former FIFA President João Havelange has died at the age of 100 in Rio, having been hospitalized since July with pneumonia. Havelange became FIFA President...

IAAF Reforms Will Make “Massive Difference” to Sport, Promises Coe

Major changes to the governance of world athletics, approved 10 August 2016 by the International Association of Athletics Federations Council, will make “a massive difference”...

Olympic Leaders Express Commitment to Gender Equality

“Gender equality is not a ‘women’s issue.’ It is a basic human right of profound importance and fundamental principle of the Olympic Charter,” said...

IOC President Thomas Bach’s Speech on the Occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the...

Boa noite, cariocas, Boa noite, Brasil, Dear fellow Olympians, Distingués représentants des autorités brésiliennes, Votre Excellence, Monsieur le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Kimoon, Excellences, Monsieur...

Efimova Among List of Seven Russian Swimmers Banned from Rio 2016 by FINA

Seven Russian athletes have been banned from competing at next month’s Olympic Games by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in the wake of the...

Eighty Years Since the Berlin Olympics that the World Will Never Forget

Even 80 years on, the Berlin Games of 1936 remain the most controversial and most talked about in the history of the modern Olympic...

Dubi Expresses Confidence in Rio 2016 Security Plans Following Alleged Plot on Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive director for the Olympic Games Christophe Dubi has moved to allay fears over security at Rio 2016 by claiming...

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