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India punished by Olympic body for denying Pakistani shooters visas

Two shooters and a coach were denied visas to attend the shooting World Cup

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February 22, 2019


Boxing’s future in Olympics hangs in the balance

IOC is concerned on the governance of International Boxing Association

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November 30, 2018


A team of 50 refugees will compete at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

The IOC head said this is a reminder that refugees are “not forgotten”.

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October 11, 2018


The Pakistan Olympic Association is going to educate athletes on doping laws

Pakistan Olympic Association is holding a seminar on “Sports Medicine and Protection of Clean Athletes” on August 4th and 5th, 2018 at Islamabad’s Margala Hotel.

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August 3, 2018


Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Samuel Schmid, Chair of the IOC Disciplinary Commission, and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, attend a news conference after an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes, in Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found…

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December 6, 2017


Olympics: Paris, Los Angeles prepare to celebrate Olympic award

The International Olympic Committee will confirm Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. After a week that has seen the IOC forced onto the defensive over mounting corruption allegations, the Olympic movement…

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September 13, 2017


IOC’s Bach ‘happy’ with new Brazil president

RIO DE JANEIRO: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Tuesday he was “happy” with interim Brazilian president Michel Temer’s commitment to the Rio Games, following his first meeting with the host country’s new leader. Temer, who took office last month after the Senate suspended President Dilma Rousseff to face an impeachment trial, assured Bach…

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June 15, 2016


IOC targets Olympic medallists in doping retests

LAUSANNE: Olympic medallists from the Beijing and London Games will be targeted as a priority as the reanalysis of old samples is reinforced, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. The IOC also said its budget for anti-doping tests is being doubled to $500,000 (447,000 euros) between now and August’s Olympics in Rio. “The re-analysis…

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June 2, 2016


IOC urges sport teams to protect athletes against mental, physical, sexual abuse

NEW YORK: Many sports organizations need to do a better job of protecting athletes against not just sexual harassment and physical abuse but also neglect and psychological taunts, the International Olympic Committee argues in a recent article. Despite the well-recognized benefits of participating in sports, there are also negative influences on athlete’s health, well-being and…

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May 14, 2016