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IOC, Bach, ready, run, second, term, president

IOC’s Bach ready to run for second term as president

07 July, 2020 4:57 pm 4:57 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Friday he was ready to run for a second term at next year’s election. The 66-year-old German was first elected in 2013 for an eight-year term and is eligible for one further term of four years after that. “If you the IOC members … Read More


IOC, expects, $800 million, delayed, Tokyo Games

IOC says expects costs of up to $800 million for delayed Tokyo Games

05 May, 2020 4:59 pm 4:59 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee expects to bear costs of up to $800 million (656.87 million pounds) for its part in the organisation of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, now due to be staged next year, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday. In March, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government … Read More


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No clarity yet on how cost of postponing Olympics will be shared with Japan...

04 April, 2020 8:59 am 8:59 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – The financial impact of postponing the Summer Games by a year is still being worked out, the International Olympic Committee said, noting that Japan and the IOC were responsible for their respective share of the costs in line with their contract. In a statement updated on April 20, the IOC said Prime … Read More


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2020 Games postponement signals growing power shift from IOC to athletes

03 March, 2020 7:18 pm 7:18 pm

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tweeting from her Toronto couch two weeks ago, six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser had two words for the International Olympic Committee, which had yet to postpone the Tokyo Summer Games amid the coronavirus pandemic: “Insensitive and irresponsible.” Days later the IOC acquiesced, delaying the Olympics until July 2021 and sparking what some … Read More


Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

03 March, 2020 10:36 pm 10:36 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan and prepare for them properly this year. The Games were postponed last week – the … Read More


Bolt's, former coach, calls, IOC, postpone, Tokyo Olympics

Bolt’s former coach calls on IOC to postpone Tokyo Olympics

03 March, 2020 11:43 am 11:43 am

JAMAICA (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s long time coach called on Friday for this year’s Tokyo Olympics to be put off until 2021 as the Covid-19 Coronavirus continues to claim lives around the world. “My recommendation would be to postpone the Olympics until next year,” Jamaican sprint coach Glen Mills told Reuters in a telephone interview. … Read More


IOC, Tokyo Games, chief, mandatory, quarantine, Australia

IOC’s Tokyo Games chief faces mandatory quarantine in Australia

03 March, 2020 2:01 pm 2:01 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – John Coates, the International Olympic Committee’s point man for the Tokyo Games, faces mandatory self-isolation when he returns to Australia from Europe this week as part of border controls to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced all international arrivals to the country after midnight on Sunday … Read More


Jordan, hold boxing qualifiers, move, Wuhan, IOC

Jordan to hold boxing qualifiers after move from Wuhan, IOC

01 January, 2020 9:58 am 9:58 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said Jordan will host 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in China’s Wuhan was cancelled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus. The death toll from the virus rose to 41 on Saturday, with more than 1,300 infected globally, but … Read More


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Tokyo marathon move does not affect our credibility: IOC

12 December, 2019 9:47 am 9:47 am

LAUSANNE (Reuters) – A surprise move of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics marathon races and race walk events to cooler Sapporo from the capital was sudden but it will not affect the credibility of the International Olympic Committee, a senior IOC official said on Wednesday. The IOC stunned Games organizers in October by announcing the marathon, … Read More


Olympics, IOC, stands, firm, decision, move, 2020 marathon, Tokyo's plea

Olympics: IOC stands firm on decision to move 2020 marathon despite Tokyo&#...

10 October, 2019 6:40 pm 6:40 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Commission will not change its decision to move the 2020 marathon to Sapporo to avoid the heat, a top Tokyo Olympics planning official said on Friday, despite pleas from Tokyo’s governor to keep the race in the capital. The announcement came in the latest round of an unusually public … Read More


IOC, plan, move, Tokyo Olympic, marathon, Hokkaido, heat, concerns

IOC plan to move Tokyo Olympic marathon to Hokkaido due to heat concerns

10 October, 2019 10:02 pm 10:02 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced a plan to move the marathon and race walking at Tokyo 2020 to Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido from originally planned courses in the capital due to worries about heat. The IOC’s statement said that it is planning to move the events to Sapporo, which … Read More


Olympics, IOC, overhauls, bidding, process, Games, stop, dropouts

Olympics: IOC overhauls bidding process for Games to stop dropouts

06 June, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee outlined plans to overhaul the bidding process for future Games, stating that cities interested in hosting the Games should hold referendums before submitting official tenders to avoid having to withdraw their candidacy at a later date. The IOC has seen many cities in recent years drop out … Read More


Olympics, IOC, sanctions, athletes, London, 2012 Games, doping

Olympics: IOC sanctions three athletes from London 2012 Games for doping

03 March, 2019 9:45 pm 9:45 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Azeri weightlifter Valentin Hristov was stripped of his 2012 Olympics 56-kg bronze medal on Friday after he was one of three athletes to test positive for banned substances in re-tests conducted by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC said Hristov’s London Games sample tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid (oralturinabol) when … Read More


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IOC suspends India host applications after Pakistanis denied visas

02 February, 2019 6:02 pm 6:02 pm

NEW DELHI (92 News) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to “suspend all discussions” with India regarding hosting of global sporting events after Pakistani shooters were not issued visas for the World Cup in New Delhi. According to the details, after suspending all Indian applications, IOC now wants other global sports bodies to … Read More


Refugee team to take part at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOC

10 October, 2018 8:55 am 8:55 am

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Refugees will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games. IOC President Thomas Bach asked members of the Olympic body at its session in Buenos Aires to support the creation of … Read More