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November 30, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach opened the first day of the IOC’s Executive Board meeting in Tokyo on Friday (November 30). Bach and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda delivered brief comments to the assembled board before the start of the two-day meetin...
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November 20, 2018 9:23 am gmt |
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India will look to minimise their mistakes and “do the little things right” in Australia, touring captain Virat Kohli said in Brisbane on Tuesday (November 20) ahead of the three-match Twenty20 series that marks the beginning of their two-month tour Down Under. Wednesday’s Twenty20 ...
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December 19, 2017 4:04 am gmt |
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Siberian ice swimmers staged on Sunday (December 17) a flash mob in support of the Russian national team, banned from the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. Sports fans glided on the frozen surface of the famous lake Baikal wearing nothing but bikinis and then braved its freezing waters. According to ...
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December 6, 2017 4:11 am gmt |
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Head of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov said on Tuesday (December 5) the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the Russian Olympic team from Pyeongchang Games was controversial. Zhukov said the decision had both negative and positive sides, including a possibil...
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December 5, 2017 11:39 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee board members gathered in Lausaunne on Tuesday (December 5) ahead of a decision over whether to ban Russian athletes from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Anti-doping agencies and many athletes want Russia to be completely excluded from Pyeongchang, but Moscow has...
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October 20, 2017 5:43 am gmt |
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (October 19) said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Russia has been under intense scrutiny from global sports bodies since a 2015 r...
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July 31, 2016 5:35 am gmt |
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 Members of the inaugural Olympic refugee team visited the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday (July 30). The team includes five athletes from South Sudan, two from Syria, two from Democratic Republic of Congo and one from Ethiopia. All are required to have official refuge...
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July 29, 2016 6:10 am gmt |
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More Russian athletes arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (July 28), following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on the nation despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports. Global sporting federations have ...
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July 23, 2016 6:09 am gmt |
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The International Olympic committee (IOC) on Thursday (July 21) announced that it has taken an important step forward in the protection of athletes from harassment and abuse in sport in time for this summer’s Olympic Games Rio 2016. In line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020 to strengthen suppor...
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June 15, 2016 5:06 am gmt |
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Brazil has unveiled the bronze, silver and gold medal’s that the world’s top athletes will compete for in Rio 2016.  The design of the medals celebrates the strengths of Olympic heroes and the forces of nature, officials said. Much care has also been taken to ensuring the sustainability o...
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December 10, 2015 9:43 am gmt |
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board was concluding its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Thursday (December 10). The board said on Wednesday that it is confident next year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro will not be compromised by the political turmoil and economic downturn in...
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November 24, 2015 9:39 am gmt |
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday (November 23) French as the official language for the 2016 Games amid rising fears that Rio de Janeiro may be a target of terrorist groups. A ceremony was held with members of Brazil’s French community, who held a minute’s sile...
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October 27, 2015 7:12 am gmt |
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All-time greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar have called for Twenty20 cricket to become an Olympic sport.  Cricket has not featured since 1900 but the sport’s governing body is meeting the International Olympic Committee next month to discuss a possible bid.  “I’d love to see it...
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September 16, 2015 8:27 am gmt |
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 Five cities were officially named on Wednesday as candidates to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, with Los Angeles aiming to land their third Games and Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest battling to bring the multi-sport extravaganza back to Europe. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which will...
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August 10, 2015 12:01 pm gmt |
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He is living in exile and facing arrest but that has not stopped sacked IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi from preparing the blueprint for a breakaway governing body for cricket to rival the ICC — a plan which he claims is the future “world order”. Modi, who faces allegations of financial impropriety and i...
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August 5, 2015 6:02 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach held a friendly kick about with Olympic athletes on the beach in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday (August 4) after flying in for celebrations this week marking one year to go until the Olympic Games. Bach was presented with a personalised Brazil jersey a...
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August 1, 2015 11:18 am gmt |
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Zhangjiakou people celebrated the decision yesterday (Friday) after Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. As Beijing becomes the first city to host both the summer and winter Games. People in Chongli, one of the main competition venues ...
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July 28, 2015 10:23 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board members met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today (Tuesday). IOC President Thomas Bach chaired the meeting which is expected to discuss the 2020 Summer Olympics after Japan’s decision to scrap and completely revise plans for its controversial Nati...