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Dark clouds gather over Rio ahead of Olympics
With less than two weeks to go before the start of the Rio Olympics, there are a number of dark clouds gathered over the event that are showing little sign of…
Russian teams arrive in Rio, IOC criticised
“Doping issues, we have nothing, we have never had this issue, never in our life.
Russia welcomes IOC decision as "objective"
Moscow has welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) saying it was grateful that it had not imposed a complete ban on Russia competing at the Rio…
No blanket ban on Russian athletes - IOC
Russia has escaped a blanket ban from the Rio Olympics following the country’s doping scandal.
Moscow 'grateful' for IOC decision not to impose blanket ban on Russian athletes in Rio
Russia’s Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko has said he is ‘grateful’ to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for not imposing a blanket ban on Russia competing at the Rio…
IOC rule against Olympic blanket ban for Russia
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sunday it will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month’s Rio Olympics.
IOC's second wave of reanalysis reveals 45 more failed dope tests
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced 45 more athletes have failed dope tests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
IOC to 'explore' banning Russia from Rio Games
The International Olympic Committee has delayed a decision on whether to ban Russia from next month’s Rio Games over accusations of doping.
IOC to "explore legal option" of banning Russia from Rio Olympics
The International Olympic Committee says it will take legal advice on the possibility of banning Russia from next month’s Rio Games over doping.
Rio 2016: Jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony
A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after an Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil.
Fourteen Russian athletes test positive from 2008 Olympics
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Tuesday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had informed them that 14 of the country’s athletes have been suspected of doping at the 2008 Beijing…
Tokyo 2020 Olympics under greater scrutiny
A Singaporean company called ‘Black Tidings’ is at the centre of an investigation of payments made by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bidding committee and
Rio Olympics: the challenges faced by Brazil
With the Brazilian president facing impeachment, the economy in the doldrums and a number of venues beset by problems, you’d be forgiven for thinking
French authorities to investigate Rio and Tokyo Olympic bids
Judges at France’s highest financial court in Paris are to investigate the bidding and voting processes for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro and 2020 Tokyo
France launches corruption investigation into bid processes for 2016 & 2020 Olympics
French authorities investigating allegations of corruption in international athletics on Tuesday said they had extended their probe to examine
Problems mount for Rio Olympic organisers as human arm reportedly found in sailing venue
Concerns over Rio’s Olympic preparations are set to top the agenda at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) meeting on Tuesday, after a severed
Frontrunners submit low-cost bids for 2024 Olympics
Here is an analysis of the bids of the two frontrunners, Paris and Los Angeles.
Brazil's troubles will 'inevitably' hit Rio Olympics
Brazil’s political and financial turmoil will affect next year’s Rio Olympics but any challenges will have to be overcome, the International Olympic
Mexico ban at Rio Olympics now unlikely, says IOC
Mexico narrowly avoided a threat of suspension from next year’s Rio Olympics, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) found no evidence of
IOC meeting set to be dominated by Rio Olympics issues
The members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are set to convene on Tuesday for a three-day executive board meeting, amid political and
IOC condemns Paris attacks, says "we are all French"
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday condemned the Paris attacks which left at least 129 people dead and hundreds critically
Putin calls for individuals to bear responsibility in doping scandal
President Vladimir Putin says he wants Russia to carry out its own investigation into allegations its athletes have systematically taken
IOC calls for IAAF action over doping claims in Russian athletics
The IOC calls for disciplinary procedures to be initiated against athletes found to have violated doping laws, but says it's the IAAF's responsibility to act.
IOC suspends former IAAF president in wake of doping & corruption scandal
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) threatened punishments for those proven to have violated doping rules and it seems heads have started to
Biden apologizes over Olympic meeting "oversight"
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Friday after no senior administration official greeted Olympic delegates at a worldwide meeting in
IOC will conduct own research to make sure each Olympic bid for 2024 Games is popular
The International Olympic Committee confirmed Wednesday it would conduct its own research into public confidence placed in each of the five cities