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International Olympic Committee
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 ...
July 17, 2020
Bach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election
IOC president Thomas Bach warned against Olympic boycotts on Friday while also confirming he will seek re-election next year.
July 09, 2020
Tokyo Games face skeptics, 1-day COVID-19 infection record
The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which ...
July 08, 2020
IIHF encouraged by NHL's potential return to Olympics in '22
International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL's pending labor deal opens the ...
June 27, 2020
Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule
John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter ...
June 25, 2020
Tokyo Olympics must firm up $3.3 billion in sponsor income
Local sponsors have chipped in a record $3.3 billion to support the postponed Tokyo Olympics. That's at least two times more ...
June 16, 2020
Olympic sports fall short of gender equality at board level
A review of Olympic sports bodies published Tuesday found none had equal representation of women on their ruling boards.
June 13, 2020
US Olympic leaders eye change on protests amid wary athletes
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is open to challenging IOC rules restricting protests at the Olympics. At the same ...
June 10, 2020
IOC to open talks about easing protest ban at Olympics
Amid a global wave of demonstrations against racism, the IOC said Wednesday it would open talks that could let athletes make ...
June 05, 2020
Investigation finds doping cover-ups in weightlifting
An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in ...
June 04, 2020
Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified
The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face ...
May 22, 2020
Tokyo Olympics followed up by 3 mega-events -- all in China
Uncertainty grips next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics: Will there be fans or empty stadiums in 14 months? And how will ...
May 21, 2020
Countermeasures needed for Olympics, but what will they be?
Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the ...
May 16, 2020
WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe
The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global ...
May 15, 2020
Tokyo Olympic CEO: Games next year may not be 'conventional'
Almost two months after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday he still could ...
May 15, 2020
IOC sets aside $800M for loans, payments linked to pandemic
The IOC set aside $800 million on Thursday for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo ...
May 13, 2020
Switzerland to grant federal loans to sports bodies
The professional soccer and ice hockey leagues in Switzerland are in line to get federal loans totaling 350 million Swiss ...
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