International Olympic Committee - the best personalized free web-based Email en en International Olympic Committee LA Set Their Sights On Another Olympics In 2024 The Los Angeles set their sights on another Olympics Wednesday. The LA 2024 leadership delivered opening remarks to the International Olympic Committee... Thu, 11 May 2017 00:27:00 GMT 2017-05-11T00:27:00Z Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad denies FIFA bribery claims GENEVA (AP) — Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a U.S. federal court that he paid six-figure bribes to FIFA voters. "Sheikh Ahmad is very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing," the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said in a statement issued Saturday on behalf of its president. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:17:00 GMT 2017-04-29T18:17:00Z As soccer soars, court docs detail graft in Brazilian sports RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil and superstar Neymar were the first to qualify for next year's World Cup, save for Russia which gets an automatic berth as the host. Winning a record sixth World Cup might help some forget the humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany three years ago in the World Cup semifinals. But as the soccer team soars, more deta... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:54:00 GMT 2017-04-29T15:54:00Z SKorea still hoping to see NHL players in Olympics SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful discussions" on Olympic participation between the NHL, NHL Player... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 05:09:00 GMT 2017-04-04T05:09:00Z Fredericks turns himself over to IOC ethics commission LONDON (AP) — Former Olympic sprinter Frankie Fredericks has turned himself over to the IOC ethics commission following a French newspaper report linking him to a payment from a man who has been banned for life from track and field for corruption. The payment of $299,300 to an offshore company linked to Fredericks came in 2009 on the day that Rio de Janei... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:21:00 GMT 2017-03-03T17:21:00Z Budapest assembly passes motion to withdraw 2024 Olympic bid BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest's assembly approved a motion Wednesday to withdraw the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics. The decision leaves Los Angeles and Paris as the only remaining candidates. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September. Budapest's decision to withdraw came after a new political grou... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:59:00 GMT 2017-03-01T12:59:00Z Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair WASHINGTON (AP) — After staying in his lane as a swimmer and not speaking out about doping in international competition, Michael Phelps is ready to take on the issue in retirement. Phelps testified Tuesday before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, delivering the message that he doesn't believe the Olympics and other competitions are clean and that ath... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:05:00 GMT 2017-02-28T21:05:00Z Computer: Norway to win most medals at 2018 Winter Olympics It could be a record-setting Winter Olympics for Norway next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Using a computer program, the U.S.-based sports and entertainment provider Gracenote predicts Norway will be at the top of the table with 40 medals — a Winter Olympic record for overall medals. It would surpass the 37 the United States won at the 2010 Vancouver Games. ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-02-10T00:30:00Z AP Sources: Bettman, Fehr, Bach to meet on NHL and Olympics The head of the International Olympic Committee is joining high-level talks over whether the world's best hockey players will participate when the South Korea Winter Olympics begin 12 months from now, two people familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. The IOC and the International Ice Hockey Federation requested a meeting Friday w... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:37:00 GMT 2017-02-02T23:37:00Z USOC: Foreign athletes to get expedited access to US events DENVER (AP) — The U.S. government has told the U.S. Olympic Committee that the travel ban put in place over the weekend shouldn't impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events. In a statement Monday, USOC leaders said the government told them it would work to ensure athletes from all countries would have expedited access to the U... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:22:00 GMT 2017-01-31T02:22:00Z Russia accepts IOC plan to retest Olympic doping samples MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will accept an International Olympic Committee plan to retest all drug test samples given by its athletes at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday. "The IOC has now decided to retest all the samples; let them retest," Mutko, who was sports minister at the time of the 2012 and 2014 Olympic... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:45:00 GMT 2016-12-10T17:45:00Z Report: Russian doping involved over 1,000 athletes LONDON (AP) — Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that covered more than 1,000 athletes in over 30 sports and corrupted the drug-testing system at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics. The findings were handed over to the International Olympic Committee, which w... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:04:00 GMT 2016-12-09T20:04:00Z Bach: Olympic bid process needs to change; 'too many losers' LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Signaling a potential radical change in the way Olympic host cities are chosen, IOC President Thomas Bach wants to revise the bidding process because it "produces too many losers." He wouldn't rule out the possibility of awarding two games at the same time. Bach's comments came on Thursday, the same day the IOC executive board... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:36:00 GMT 2016-12-08T21:36:00Z IOC extends provisional measures against Russia LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two days before the release of a new report into Russian doping, the IOC on Wednesday extended the provisional sanctions imposed on the country over allegations of systematic cheating and cover-ups. The International Olympic Committee executive board said the measures imposed on July 19 have been extended "until further notice... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:49:00 GMT 2016-12-07T19:49:00Z AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics NHL players could still go to the 2018 Olympics, but it won't be in exchange for extending the collective bargaining agreement through 2025. A person with direct knowledge of the decision said the Players' Association on Friday rejected the NHL's offer to extend the current CBA three years in exchange for an agreement to go to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018. ... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:36:00 GMT 2016-12-02T23:36:00Z