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Former IOC president Jacques Rogge passes away

Jacques Rogge, who led the International Olympic Committee for 12 years, has died at the age of 79. The IOC announced his passing Sunday without providing a cause of death.  Rogge, a native of Belgium, succeeded …

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IOC amends Tokyo Olympic motto

The International Olympic Committee has amended its 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' motto to include the word 'Together', its President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday, highlighting the need for solidarity during difficult times such as …

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Olympic motto to be altered?

The Olympic motto "Faster - Higher - Stronger" may be altered in three months, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said at a press conference. The motto was approved by the first Olympic Congress …

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IOC President Thomas Bach reelected for another term

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach was reelected on Wednesday for another four-year presidential term, according to the IOC website. The election took place during the 137th IOC Session, which has been …

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Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in 2021?

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo that had to be postponed by one year might need to be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic is not dealt with by summer 2021, head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee Yoshiro Mori said in an …

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New Tokyo Olympic date to be set in three weeks

The International Olympic Committee will set dates for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in about three weeks, a source familiar with the matter said. According to the source, the IOC may decide to hold the games in spring as requested by …

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U.S. urges Tokyo Olympics to be postponed

The Olympic Committee of the United States urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to a later date due to the current novel coronavirus pandemic, the organization said. "To that end, …

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WADA bans Russian sports for four years

The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has approved recommendations of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to declare Russia non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code for a period of four years.  WADA …

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WADA considers news sanctions against RUSADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by their year-end deadline and it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. WADA's Compliance …

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IOC drops Turkey's Erzurum from 2026 Olympic bid race

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the Turkish city of Erzurum from a 2026 Winter Olympic bidding contest which had previously seen other possible bids fail. Erzurum had too little experience hosting winter …

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Russia's membership in IOC can be resumed

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is ready to resume Russia's membership in the organization, the IOC's head Thomas Bach said at a press conference after the meeting of the organization's executive committee. …

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IOC: Turkey’s Erzurum may host 2026 Winter Olympics

Seven cities, or joint-bidding cities, have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said. Canada’s Calgary, Austria’s Graz, Swedish capital Stockholm, Sion in Switzerland, …

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