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International Olympic Committee
September 18, 2018
With Turin out, Italy moves forward with Milan-Cortina bid
Italy's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to a two-city candidacy featuring Milan and Cortina ...
September 18, 2018
Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022
Snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment in the parched region of northern ...
September 17, 2018
Sapporo ends bid for 2026 Winter Olympics
The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake.
September 14, 2018
Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race
The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to stop pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics, leaving four possible candidates as the ...
September 12, 2018
Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning
An IOC inspector working on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said Wednesday that a powerful typhoon and a deadly earthquake that hit ...
September 07, 2018
Olympic swimmer Coventry new minister of sport in Zimbabwe
Kirsty Coventry, a former Olympic champion swimmer and a current member of the IOC's executive board, was appointed minister ...
September 05, 2018
Short-track speedskater Viktor Ahn of Russia retires
Olympic speedskating great Viktor Ahn is retiring from the sport. The South Korean-born Russian short-track speedskater, who ...
August 29, 2018
2 Russian dopers to get Olympic medal upgrades
The International Olympic Committee says it will give medal upgrades to two Russian athletes who have served doping bans.
August 10, 2018
IOC disappointed UN won't grant North Korea sports exemption
IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North ...
August 01, 2018
Milan, Turin, Cortina to launch joint bid for 2026 Olympics
Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina. The Italian Olympic ...
July 20, 2018
IOC leader happy with shrinking 2026 Winter Olympic contest
Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with ...
July 19, 2018
IOC cautions sports bodies on Serbia, Kosovo hosting events
The International Olympic Committee will ask sports organizations to "carefully consider" allocating events for Serbia or ...
June 13, 2018
The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland
The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m.
June 12, 2018
IOC ends payments to biathlon after police raids
The International Olympic Committee has cut all financial payments to biathlon's governing body following a bribery and ...
June 10, 2018
Voters in Swiss region reject bid for 2026 Winter Games
Another Olympic hosting bid in Switzerland was sunk Sunday by a public vote against expected high costs. A total of 53.
June 07, 2018
Putin says 'impossible' to fire Deputy PM Mutko over doping
Russian President Vladimir Putin says it would be "impossible" to fire Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko for being accused ...
May 29, 2018
Russia names new Olympic chief in wake of doping scandals
Fencing champion Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected president of the Russian Olympic Committee on Tuesday after its previous ...
May 24, 2018
Norwegian minister wants to lead World Anti-Doping Agency
Norwegian government minister Linda Helleland wants to be the next World Anti-Doping Agency president, and its first female ...
May 09, 2018
Serbia bans Kosovo karate team from coming to competition
Serbia has banned a Kosovo team from taking part in a karate competition it is hosting, over a political dispute stemming ...
May 03, 2018
IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics
Boxing still risks being kicked out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid concerns over the sport's governing body, the IOC said ...