International Olympic Committee

IOC rejects Kuwait appeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017

Paris, LA confirmed as Olympic hosts

The International Olympic Committee names Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

January 2, 2017
January 2, 2017

IOC rejects Kuwait appeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016

Anti-doping officials take aim at IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) fails to demonstrate strong leadership on a sad day for clean sport when it declines to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics, anti-doping officials say.

May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

IOC 'concerned' about Tokyo bribery scandal

A senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official says he takes allegations of illegal payments to help Tokyo secure the 2020 Games "seriously" but said his group will not conduct a probe of their own.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Up to 31 athletes face Rio ban

Up to 31 athletes from 12 countries could be banned from the Rio Olympics for doping after new tests on samples from the 2008 Beijing Games

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

IOC: Olympic games will go ahead despite Zika

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that it sees no need to cancel, delay or move the Rio Olympic Games because of the Zika virus threat.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Baki gets wild card for Rio

The International Olympic Committee yesterday granted a 'wild card' for shooter Abdullah Hel Baki for the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21.

October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015

Sachin and Shane want cricket at Olympics

All-time greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar have called for Twenty20 cricket to become an Olympic sport.