International Olympic Committee (IOC): News

09 Sep 2021

North 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 2021


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 2021


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 2021

2020 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 2021


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 2021


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 2021


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 2020


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 2020

Dutee 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 2020

Indian 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.

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 2020


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 2020

2020 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 2020


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 2020


'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 2020


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.

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 2020

Shinzo 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 2020


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 2020


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 2020

2020 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 2020


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 2020


#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 2020


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).

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 2020


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 2020


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 2019


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 2019


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018


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 2018

Lionel 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 2018


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 2018


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 2018

Russia 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 2018

Russia 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 2018


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.

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 2018

Russia 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 2018


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 2017

South 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 2017


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.

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 2017


Is India 2032 Olympics ready?

If one might have it, then India is contemplating of hosting the 2032 Olympics.

22 Jun 2017


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 2017


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 2017

Vladimir 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.

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 2017

South 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 2017


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 2017

Usain 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 2017

Usain 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 2017


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.

Sports Ministry lifts ban on IOA

The Sports Ministry of India has lifted the ban on Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today.

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.

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.

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.

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 2016


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 2016


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 2016

Usain 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 2016

Donald 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 2016


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.