International Olympic Committee

Japan cannot cancel Olympics despite alarming forecasts

It was supposed to be a "short and powerful" two-week state of emergency designed to get Japan's fourth wave of coronavirus infections under control ahead of the Olympics. But after that fortnight had lapsed with infections continuing to place extreme pressure on the medical system, it was extended for another three weeks

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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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IOC creates $800m fund to address coronavirus crisis

The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it had created a fund of $800 million to tackle the financial hardships created by the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the postponement of this year's Tokyo Olympics until …

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Japan’s PM: Tokyo Olympics can be postponed

The option of postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games set to be held in Tokyo this summer is possible if it is difficult to hold the Games as usual, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a parliamentary session on …

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CAS overturns doping decisions on 28 Russian athletes

Twenty-eight Russian athletes have had their Olympic doping bans overturned and their results from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi reinstated after their appeals were upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), according to the …

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 IOC welcomes Georgia’s goal to host Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee will send a special group of experts and advisers to Georgia to learn about development in the country’s mountain resorts and future prospects in the industry. The decision came after a meeting …

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 Mutko: Russia unwilling to accept IOC sanctions

Russia cannot accept sanctions that Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), chaired by Denis Oswald, imposed on the Russian participants in the Sochi Olympics, the country's Deputy Prime Minister …

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No Russian anthem at Olympics 2018?

Top officials for the International Olympic Committee are considering a menu of possible penalties against Russia for doping violations, including barring the country’s national anthem at the coming Winter Olympics and keeping its …

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