International Olympic Committee (IOC): News
09 Sep 2021North Korea
North Korea suspended from 2022 Winter Olympics for Tokyo no-show
North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
09 Aug 2021Japan
Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga thanked people for helping the country safely hold the Tokyo Olympics despite the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.
06 Aug 2021Belarus
Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics
Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.
19 Jul 20212020 Tokyo Olympics
#Tokyo2020: Czech beach volleyball player tests COVID-19-positive at Olympic Village
Yet another case of the COVID-19 infection has been reported at the Tokyo Olympic Village as Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.
21 Jun 2021Olympics
Tokyo Olympics: 10,000 local spectators allowed for each event
In a major development, the Tokyo Olympics will welcome nearly 10,000 local spectators at each event.
22 May 2021Olympics
Tokyo Olympics will be held regardless of COVID-19 emergency: IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is keen on conducting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as scheduled despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Japan.
26 Jan 2021Olympics
Florida offers to host Tokyo Olympics: Details here
Florida's Chief Financial Officer, on Monday, told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games if Japan decide to back out.
07 Sep 2020Olympics
Tokyo Olympics will run with or without COVID-19: IOC VP
International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates, on Monday, said Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic.
01 Jun 2020Dutee Chand
India's 2020 Olympics tally will improve, says marathon champion Sunita
In an exclusive interview with NewsBytes, India's undisputed marathon champion Sunita Godara feels the nation's medals tally will improve in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
25 May 2020Indian Cricket Team
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior passes away at 95
Hockey stalwart Balbir Singh Dosanjh passed away on Monday after facing several health issues for over two weeks.
21 May 2020World Health Organization
Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be canceled if it cannot take place next summer.
13 Apr 2020Boxing
India to host Asian Boxing Championships in 2020
The Boxing Federation of India (BFI), on Monday, confirmed that India will host the upcoming 2020 Asian Boxing Championships.
30 Mar 20202020 Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo Olympics will commence from July 23, 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will now take place from July 23 to August 8 next year, an official told news agency Kyodo on Monday.
28 Mar 2020Tennis
Sport will unite us again, says Osaka amid coronavirus outbreak
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has backed Japan's decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Games to 2021.
28 Mar 2020Olympics
'New Olympics schedule won't satisfy everybody', says World Athletics president
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe reiterated that setting a new timeline for Tokyo 2020 Olympics will bring new challenges to the table.
27 Mar 2020Olympics
Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021
Athletes who had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will get to keep their respective spots in the event to be held next year.
25 Mar 2020Badminton World Federation (BWF)
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOA to revise preparation plans after postponement
The Indian Olympic Association on Wednesday stated that it will address the problems faced by athletes after the postponement of Tokyo Olympics, when it makes revised preparation plans.
24 Mar 2020Shinzo Abe
Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, won't start on July 24
According to an International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound, it has been decided that the upcoming Tokyo Games will postponed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
23 Mar 2020Olympics
Tokyo 2020 Olympics might get postponed: Japan PM
In a recent statement, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics looks unavoidable given the present scenario.
23 Mar 2020Olympics
Coronavirus outbreak: Canada pulls out of Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Canada has become the first nation to pull out of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
20 Mar 20202020 Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo 2020: IOC still considering possible scenarios, says Thomas Bach
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach stated that the committee is observing a number of scenarios for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Games in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
19 Mar 2020Olympics
Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected
The coronavirus pandemic has come down hard on almost every sporting event around the world.
18 Mar 2020Olympics
#CoronavirusOutbreak: Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics, organizers respond
Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi claimed athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
17 Mar 2020Olympics
Tokyo 2020: Olympic Committee deputy diagnosed with coronavirus
Japan Olympic Committee deputy chief Kozo Tashima on Tuesday confirmed that he was tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
12 Mar 2020World Health Organization
Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor
Tokyo city governor Yuriko Koike stated that the coronavirus pandemic might impact the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, but canceling it is "unthinkable".
03 Mar 2020Olympics
Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus
Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto revealed that the upcoming Tokyo Olympics could get postponed until the end of the year, owing to the risk of coronavirus.
06 Feb 2020Olympics
Will Tokyo Olympics be abandoned following the threat of coronavirus?
The upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo has been hyped to put up the best sporting spectacle on the planet.
24 Jul 2019BBC
Design of Tokyo 2020 Olympics medals revealed: Details here
The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan and organizers have unveiled the newly designed medals which reflect the 'energy' of athletes.
22 Feb 2019India
IOC suspends discussions with India on hosting future events
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended all discussions with India on hosting future sports and Olympic-related events in the country.
10 Oct 2018Tokyo
51-member refugee team to be a part of Tokyo Olympics
In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we will be witnessing a team consisting of refugees.
06 Oct 2018Seoul
Ben Johnson's 1988 Olympics dope test reports were tampered with
Canadian sprinter Benjamin Johnson was a popular figure in the sporting world and had won the 100m sprint at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games in record time (9.79 seconds).
11 Aug 2018India
Abhinav Bindra's video is a must watch for every athlete
In a bid to inspire the youth to aim for gold in the upcoming Asian Games and 2020 Olympics, India's only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra has released a video to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his historic gold-winning performance.
20 Jul 2018Olympics
7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a number of crucial decisions with respect to the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games.
04 Jun 2018Lionel Messi
Palestine FA: Burn Messi's shirts if he plays in Israel
The Palestine Football Association chief, on Sunday, urged fans to burn pictures and replica t-shirts of Argentine ace Lionel Messi if he plays against Israel next weekend.
03 Apr 2018India
Sports Minister rules out possibility of India hosting big tournaments
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has quashed out the possibility of India hosting any big sports tournament in the foreseeable future.
03 Mar 2018Athletics
Anju Bobby George fights for 2004 Athens Olympics medal
Indian long-jump ace, Anju Bobby George is hoping to become the first Indian track and field athlete to bag an Olympic medal, a medal which she should have won in 2004.
28 Feb 2018Russia News
International Olympic Committee lifts ban on Russia over state-sponsored doping
The International Olympic Committee has lifted a ban against Russia after it was barred from this month's PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games over state-sponsored doping.
25 Feb 2018Russia News
IOC upholds ban on Russia at the Winter Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) upheld its ban on Russia over doping allegations.
11 Feb 2018Olympics
Winter Olympics organisers confirm cyberattack
Organisers of the Pyeongchang Olympics have confirmed that the Games suffered a cyberattack during the opening ceremony, which took place on 9th February.
05 Feb 2018International Boxing Association
IOC threatens to oust boxing from 2020 games
The International Olympic Committee has threatened to axe boxing from the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Games.
01 Feb 2018Russia News
CAS overturns life-ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes
In a major relief to Russia, the lifetime doping ban imposed on 28 Russian athletes was overturned on Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
29 Jan 2018Olympics
WADA to investigate possible flaw in drug-testing kits
In what may become another doping-scandal, there are fears of a possible glitch in drug-testing kits which lets the sample bottles to be opened manually.
06 Dec 2017South Korea
International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
06 Sep 2017Brazil
Brazil police probe Rio Olympics "vote-buying" scheme
On Tuesday, Brazilian officials alleged that the country's Olympics chief was the "lynchpin" in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee to award last year's Games to Rio de Janeiro.
31 Jul 2017International Cricket Council (ICC)
BCCI a hurdle in the inclusion of cricket in Olympics?
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is not keen on backing the International Cricket Council's bid of including cricket in the Olympics.
20 Jul 2017India
Is India 2032 Olympics ready?
If one might have it, then India is contemplating of hosting the 2032 Olympics.
22 Jun 2017Intel
After McDonald's, Intel is IOC's new partner
Intel has replaced McDonald's as the International Olympic Committee partner, a week after the former deal ended.
17 Jun 2017Intel
Olympics deal cut short: No more of 'I'm Lovin' it'?
Yes, it's true! McDonald's is calling it quits with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
04 Apr 2017Vladimir Putin
Doping in sports up 14%: World Anti Doping Agency report
The 2015 figures for doping in sports published by WADA show 1,929 failed tests received sanction, up 14% from the previous year.
31 Mar 2017International Cricket Council (ICC)
ICC mulls cricket for 2024 Olympics
Dave Richardson, chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) said the body will make a decision on allowing cricket as a sport in the 2024 Olympics. He said they would make the decision by July.
23 Mar 2017South Korea
LA, Paris not interested in hosting 2028 Olympics
Bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris and Los Angeles have said that they are interested in the 2024 Olympics only and have no intention of hosting the 2028 Olympics Games.
24 Feb 2017Hamburg
2024 Olympics: Budapest withdraws bid to host the quadrennial games
Lack of political support has led Hungary's capital city of Budapest to withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
28 Jan 2017Usain Bolt
Bolt returns his 2008 Olympic medal
Usain Bolt has confirmed that he has returned his gold medal, which he had won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 4x100m relay race.
25 Jan 2017Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt stripped of one Olympic gold medal
Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will have to return his 2008 Beijing Olympics medal that he won in the men's 4x100m relay race after his team-mate Nesta Carter was tested positive for a banned substance.
14 Jan 2017Beijing
Chinese weightlifters fail doping tests; stripped off medals
Three Chinese weightlifters were stripped off their 2008 Beijing Olympic medals after they were tested positive for doping under International Olympic Committee's re-testing programme.
13 Jan 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Sports Ministry lifts ban on IOA
The Sports Ministry of India has lifted the ban on Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today.
11 Jan 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Sports Ministry set to reinstate IOA suspension?
The Sports Ministry has hinted at re-recognizing the Indian Olympic Association after it removed Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as its life presidents.
10 Jan 2017Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
IOA cancels appointment of Kalmadi, Chautala as life presidents
The Indian Olympic Association has cancelled the appointment of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as the life presidents.
31 Dec 2016Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
Sports Ministry suspends IOA; says remove Kalmadi, Chautala as Life-presidents
Sports Minister Vijay Goel said on Friday that Indian Olympic Committee has been suspended until the body reverses its decision of appointing Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as Life Presidents.
30 Dec 2016Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
IOA won't reply to Sports Ministry over Kalmadi's appointment
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said that they will not be replying to the Sports Ministry's show cause notice on appointment of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as its Life Presidents.
23 Dec 2016India
Shiva Keshavan wins gold in Asian Luge Championship
35-year old Shiva Keshavan won gold medal in the Asian Luge Championship in Nagano.
09 Dec 2016Thailand
Olympic may get two new sports
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) may soon recognize Muay Thai and Cheerleading as Olympic sports. The two sports have already received provisional recognition from the IOC.
03 Dec 2016Usain Bolt
Usian Bolt wins 'Athlete of the Year' award
Jamaican sprinter won IAAF's male 'Athlete of the Year' award for the sixth time in his career. He had previously won the title in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
25 Nov 2016Donald Trump
Trump in support of LA Olympic bid: Mayor
Los Angeles's Mayor Eric Garcetti said that President-elect Donald Trump has expressed his support to city's bid to host Olympic Games in 2024.
22 Nov 2016London
New findings reveal 12 more athletes guilty of doping
International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that 12 athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics after failing a retroactive drugs test.