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Rio 2016 Olympic committee chief resigns after arrest

Rio De Janeiro - The chairman of Brazil's Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation Saturday, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges.

Brazil arrests Rio 2016 Olympic committee chairman on corruption charges

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country's Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio's hosting of the 2016 Games.

Rio Olympics probe puts IOC back under corruption spotlight

Lausanne - The Rio 2016 cash-for-votes inquiry in Brazil has placed the International Olympic Committee under a fresh cloud of corruption less than a week before it is due to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

Paris, LA both poised to win race to host Olympics

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee was poised to hand the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games to Paris and Los Angeles on Tuesday in a landmark double hosting deal.

2024 - a 'tale of two great Olympic cities', says IOC

Lausanne - The IOC lavished praise Wednesday on Los Angeles and Paris in an evaluation of the two cities' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Montreal jiu-jitsu event cancelled after police threaten arrests

Montreal - A jiu-jitsu tournament, scheduled to be held in Montreal last weekend, was cancelled after Montreal police said it would be illegal and arrests would be made. Organizers claim the sport of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu does not violate Canada's Criminal Code.

Hungary votes to strip its Olympic Committee of powers

Budapest - Hungary approved Tuesday a sweeping reform of its sports laws that will see the national Olympic Committee stripped of most of its powers and roles, as Budapest vies to host 2024 Games.

The long, winding road to anti-doping reform

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee has acted to curb the power of sports federations and overhaul doping controls in a revamped fight against drugs cheating, but the road to reform promises to be long and complex.What has the IOC decided and why?

Kuwait sacks heads of Olympic committee, football federation

Kuwait City - Kuwait announced Thursday that it had sacked the board of directors of both its Olympic committee and football association.The country's General Commission for Sports announced it had named a new head and deputy head for both organisations.

Europe Olympics chief Hickey 'temporarily' stands down from roles

Dublin - Patrick Hickey, the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, temporarily stood down from all Olympic roles after his arrest over illegal ticket sales, the OCI said Wednesday.

European Olympics chief arrested in Rio over ticket scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested top International Olympic Committee member Patrick Hickey as part of an operation against black market Rio Olympics tickets.

IOC confirms Kenyan athletics manager recalled after bribe report

Rio De Janeiro - The International Olympic Committee confirmed on Sunday that Kenya's athletics manager Michael Rotich has been recalled after a media report that he sought a doping bribe.

Anti-doping investigator McLaren attacks IOC 'spin' on report

London - Anti-doping investigation leader Richard McLaren has accused the International Olympic Committee of twisting the conclusions of his bombshell report on state-run substance abuse in Russia.

IOC chief Bach urges total review of world anti-doping system

Rio De Janeiro - Olympics chief Thomas Bach called for a complete overhaul of the global anti-doping system on Tuesday after revelations of state-backed cheating by Russia rocked preparations for the Rio Games.

Russia bids to avoid Rio ban as IOC reports new test failures

Moscow - Russia on Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 rocked the Olympics.

8 Russian 2012 London Olympics athletes test positive for doping

Russian participation in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro is in danger after eight blood samples from its athletes from the 2012 London Olympics have retested positive. Russian made the announcement on their Olympic website Saturday.

IOC monitors Brazil political crisis ahead of Olympics

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) told AFP on Monday it was monitoring very closely the political crisis in Brazil five months ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.

Rio Olympics questionable as temporary power supplier pulls out

Rio De Janeiro - Holding the 2016 Rio Olympics in the dark is not what organizers or the IOC wants to hear this late, but that is exactly what happened. Temporary power supplier, Aggreko, has backed out of a pending agreement to supply generators for the games.

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing was officially declared the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, narrowly beating Almaty, Kazakhstan by just four votes.

Games chiefs give green light for joint Olympic bids

Monaco - The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow Olympic Games to be hosted by two countries as it started passing sweeping changes to the world's biggest sporting event.

IOC bans 3 West African athletes from Youth Olympics

Concerned about the possible spread of the Ebola virus, the International Olympic Committee has banned athletes from the affected regions from competing in swimming and combat events at the Youth Olympics, set to begin this weekend in Nanjing, China.

2016 Summer Olympics: Preparations not going as planned in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - With just two ore years until the beginning of the Summer Olympics in Rio, IOC vice-president John Coates and his staff aren't impressed with the preparations in the South American country.

IOC faces delicate dilemma over Ukraine unrest

Sochi - The deadly violence convulsing Ukraine in the midst of the Winter Olympics has put the International Olympic Committee in a delicate situation as it seeks to keep politics out of the Games and implement rules banning mourning symbols.The IOC's new pres...

IOC seeks 'clarification' from Russia on jailed activist

Sochi - The International Olympic Committee on Thursday said it was seeking clarification from Russia over the jailing of a leading activist who criticised the environmental damage caused by the Sochi Games.A court on Wednesday ordered Yevgeny Vitishko, an act...

International Olympic Committee lifts ban on India

New Delhi - The International Olympic Committee Tuesday reinstated India, allowing its athletes to compete under their own flag in Sochi, officials from both sides said."The ban has been lifted.

IOC dismisses latest Sochi terror scare

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dismissed the latest perceived terror scare to the Sochi Winter Olympics after several Olympic Associations said that they had received a suspicious e-mail on Wednesday.

IOC member says Sochi Olympics marred by rampant corruption

Preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have been overshadowed of late by a marked increase in terror threats. There have also been complaints and accusations of under-the-table payoffs and blatant corruption by government officials.

A brief history of the Olympic Games from 1896 onward

It is hoped that organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics have paid more attention to detail than the people who created content on the website.

Op-Ed: Is Obama all talk no action?

President Obama took time off from his busy schedule to lend his weight to Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. And fell flat on his face.

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President Jacob Zuma meets International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Sefako Makga...
President Jacob Zuma meets International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria
Ski Jump Tower Stadium in Pyongchang  South Korea.
Ski Jump Tower Stadium in Pyongchang, South Korea.
Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro view from Sugar Loaf. This venue is the site of open water swimming ...
Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro view from Sugar Loaf. This venue is the site of open water swimming, triathlon and beach volleyball for the 2016 Olympic Games.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) speaks with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA...
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) speaks with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head Craig Reedie at an IOC executive meeting in Lausanne
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The Olympic flag.
The Olympic flag.
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Gian-Franco Kasper  a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appea...
Gian-Franco Kasper, a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appears to be an "everyday matter" in Russia, and that he estimates as much as $18 billion of Sochi's vast construction and development budget was simply embezzled
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