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International Olympic Committee
October 24, 2020
IOC's Bach to skip Seoul ceremony, cites travel concerns
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has decided against traveling to South Korea to accept a peace prize ...
October 21, 2020
Tokyo Olympics try to get word out about COVID-19 measures
Tokyo Olympic officials want the world to know they are working on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at next year's ...
October 16, 2020
More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics
Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International ...
October 14, 2020
Weightlifting's Olympic future in doubt as president ousted
The future of weightlifting at the Olympic Games was put in further doubt Wednesday after the governing body's interim ...
October 12, 2020
Bach and Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations
IOC President Thomas Bach and Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, gave an online pep talk ...
October 10, 2020
IOC denies media claim of meddling in French investigation
The IOC denied claims on Friday that President Thomas Bach intervened to help steer an Olympic official implicated in ...
October 07, 2020
IOC investigating athlete claims of reprisals in Belarus
The IOC is investigating claims from Belarusian athletes who say they face reprisals for protesting the disputed re-election ...
September 24, 2020
Bach offers pep session for Tokyo Games and talks up vaccine
IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that ...
September 17, 2020
New Japanese PM gets word out: He supports Tokyo Olympics
Japan’s new prime minister has gotten the word out to the president of the International Olympic Committee that he is behind ...
September 09, 2020
Bach: Vaccines won't be 'silver bullet' for staging Olympics
Amid uncertainty about planning the Tokyo Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that progress with vaccines and ...
September 04, 2020
Oxford study: Tokyo Olympics are most costly Summer Games
The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging study ...
September 03, 2020
Olympic official Høyer reveals Parkinson's diagnosis
Olympic official and 1996 gold medalist Poul-Erik Høyer has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, badminton’s governing ...
August 29, 2020
Shinzo Abe -- aka 'Super Mario' -- loses out on Olympics
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was a star at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading before ...
August 09, 2020
Cold War rivalries split the Olympics in Moscow in 1980
EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking ...
August 05, 2020
BOYCOTT GAMES: Could another Olympic reset be on tap?
By the time the boycott hit, Edwin Moses could envision the end of the Olympics as he knew them — or maybe the end of them ...
August 05, 2020
Ex-Wallaby Kearns leads Aussie bid for 2027 Rugby World Cup
Two-time World Cup winner Phil Kearns will lead the Australian bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup. Rugby Australia chairman ...
July 27, 2020
Planning for Olympics in a pandemic has echoes of 1920 Games
Olympic athletes competing for gold medals in a world reeling from a pandemic? It won't be the first time. A century before ...
July 24, 2020
IOC apologizes, deletes tweet about 1936 Berlin Olympics
The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 ...
July 23, 2020
Postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 1-year-to-go mark -- again
The Tokyo Olympics have hit the one-year-to-go mark — again. But few are in a mood to celebrate. Tokyo observed the original ...
July 22, 2020
P&G extends Olympic sponsorship, focusing on equality drive
Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing ...