International Olympic Committee (IOC): News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IOC asks WADA to set up new drug testing body

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to oversee a global system to tackle drug cheats by setting up a new drug testing body.

27 Aug 2016

Augmented Reality

Tokyo 2020: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals from e-waste?

After the spectacular Tokyo 2020 teaser, Japan wants to use the Olympics for making a sustainability statement.

25 Aug 2016

ICC Cricket World Cup

Brazil's infrastructural facilities increased, multiple business partnerships inked

With Brazil's biggest gain in hosting the Olympics pitched to be business and infrastructural improvements, authorities have reported that infrastructure has witnessed a boom from 20% of the population using mass transport to over 60% now making full use of public transport.

17 Aug 2016

Rio de Janeiro

A look into the other side of he Rio Olympics

While millions are in Rio for the Olympics, and billions watching the games on TV, the glamour of the Olympics hides the reality in Rio de Janeiro.

15 Aug 2016

Russia News

Last Russian athlete suspended from Rio Games

Russian long-jumper Darya Klishina was suspended from the Rio Olympics in light of new evidence discovered against her by an anti-doping probe, marking Russia's exit from athletics.