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2024 Olympics: Hungarian movement plans to run for parliament
The youth movement which brought down Budapest’s Olympic bid has announced plans to set itself up as a political party.
Budapest to withdraw bid for 2024 Olympics
Hungary is set to pull out of the race to hold the 2024 Olympics.
Referendum could force Budapest to drop 2024 Olympic bid
The Hungarian capital Budapest could decide as soon as next week whether to drop its bid to hold the 2024 Olympics after a petition with over 266,000 signatures opposing the games was handed…
Countdown to Pyeongchang 2018
The countdown for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic games is on
'NOlimpia' referendum initiative grows in Budapest
The price tag of staging a global multi-sport event always divides the citizens of the country or city involved.
IOC disqualify three athletes from 2012 London Olympics
Russia’s female 4×400 metres relay team from the London 2012 Olympics has been disqualified after one of the athletes returned a positive dope test for a banned…
Olympic bobsleigh champion Trunenkov banned for four years
Dimitriy Trunenkov, a member of Russia's four-man Bobsleigh gold medal winners at the Sochi Olympics, has been banned for unspecified doping offences for four years.
“My future is in danger if Budapest organises the Olympics"
A movement of young Hungarian activists have launched a campaign for the cancellation of Budapest's bid for the Olympic Games in 2024, pointing out the cost of the event and the risk of corruption.
Sprint legend Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold after team mate Carter tests positive
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals and his perfect triple treble of Games’ sprint victories after team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing…
Row explodes over choice of men-only golf club for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Organisers are facing a barrage of criticism for granting the 2020 Olympic gold tournament to one of Japan's oldest, but men-only, clubs, the Kasumigaseki.
Russia rows back on admission of "institutional" doping
Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said the "impression had wrongly been given that its leadership recognised there had been an "institutional conspiracy."
Citius, Altius, Fortius - A look back at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Every four years the planet’s biggest multi-sport event comes around to thrill the masses.
Russian athletics chief: 'we are working to resolve problems'
The newly re-elected head of Russian athletics says reforms are underway, after more revelations of systematic doping.
Legendary Danish yachtsman Elvstrom dies aged 88
Former Olympic champion Paul Elvstrom has died aged 88.
Rio remembered: Olympians honoured in Doha
Olympians honoured in Doha
ANOC begins 21st general assembly
The 21st General assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees began on Tuesday in Doha.
IOC strip three Kazakh weightlifters of 2012 Olympic gold medals
The International Olympic Committee dealt another blow to drugs cheats on Thursday when they disqualified eight athletes from the 2012 Games in London.
No games for Rome as city council scotches Olympic bid
Rome has withdrawn from the 2024 Olympics leaving only Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest in the running.
2024 Games: Thomas Bach and Francois Hollande discuss Paris bid
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with French President Francois Hollande on Sunday to discuss Paris’ bid for the 2024 Games.
Rome to join Boston and Hamburg in withdrawing bid for 2024 Olympic Games
Rome’s mayor has begun formal steps to withdraw her city’s candidacy to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
Rome to quit race to host 2024 Olympics
Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…
Rio Paralympic Games end in Brazilian style
After 11 days showcasing 23 different sports, the 2016 Paralympics have ended in Rio with a colourful closing ceremony.
David Rudisha and Caster Semenya shine in Berlin
Olympic champions David Rudisha and Caster Semenya were among the winners at the 75th ISTAF Berlin athletics meeting.
IOC disqualify six athletes from Beijing 2008
The International Olympic Committee continued its fight against doping by disqualifying six more athletes for having failed tests at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
A bomb claimed his leg, but it won't stop him reaching Rio
Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein has been named as one of the two members of the Paralympic Refugee Team that will head to Rio de Janeiro hunting a gold medal.
Kenya disbands Olympic committee over Rio performance
Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of “alleged mismanagement” of the national team during the Rio Games. Sports Cabinet