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  • Germany's Thomas Bach elected IOC president

    September 10, 2013 11:00 AM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach has been elected president of the International Olympic Committee. Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years as head of the Olympic body. Bach, the long-time favorite, defeated five rival candidates in Tuesday's... more »
  • IOC wants Armstrong to return Olympic medal

    September 9, 2013 10:08 AM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The IOC wants Lance Armstrong to return his Olympic medal. IOC Vice President Thomas Bach says Armstrong and the U.S. Olympic Committee have been asked to give back the cycling bronze medal the American won at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Armstrong was stripped... more »
  • Three cities in a tight race for 2020 Olympics

    September 5, 2013 2:19 PM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a tight race to land the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo bid leaders are touting a clean record in doping and hoping to turn the focus from a radiation leak at a nuclear plant in Fukushima. The host city will be chosen Saturday by IOC members, with... more »
  • IOC has concerns about anti-gay law

    August 9, 2013 10:23 AM

    MOSCOW - The International Olympic Committee is waiting for more clarification from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi. The law was signed by President Vladimir Putin in June. It bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and imposes fines on... more »
  • Wrestling, 7 other sports take case to IOC

    May 29, 2013 9:47 AM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Wrestling and seven others sports are making their case to be included in the 2020 Olympics. Three months after being dropped from the 2020 program, wrestling has a chance on Wednesday to take a big step toward keeping its Olympic status. Wrestling body FILA... more »
  • IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics

    February 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Leaders of the International Olympic Committee have dropped wrestling for the 2020 Games. The surprise decision removes one of the oldest Olympic sports. The IOC executive board, meeting in Switzerland, decided Tuesday to retain modern pentathlon - the event considered most at risk - and remove wrestling... more »
  • Armstrong getting little sympathy from IOC

    January 18, 2013 10:34 AM

    LONDON - The vice president of the International Olympic Committee is weighing in on Lance Armstrong's televised interview with Oprah Winfrey. In an interview with The Associated Press, Thomas Bach says Armstrong's doping confession is "too little, too late" and fails to provide any new information that will help clean... more »
  • IOC chief backs plan for 4-year doping bans

    November 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    AMSTERDAM - IOC President Jacques Rogge says he supports proposals to double the length of doping bans to four years as a way of keeping drug cheats out of the Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency is planning to raise the penalty from two to four years for serious drug violations... more »
  • Baseball, softball readying pitch to rejoin Olympics

    October 16, 2012 10:52 AM

    NEW YORK - The International baseball and softball federations have signed an agreement to join forces in a bid to get back into the Olympics. They are proposing a shortened tournament in hopes of attracting Major League Baseball players. Baseball and softball were voted off the Olympic program... more »
  • IOC defends China's teenage swim sensation

    July 31, 2012 10:29 AM

    LONDON - The International Olympic Committee has sprung to the defense of China's teenage swim sensation Ye Shiwen, saying she passed a drug test after her world record win in the 400 medley. IOC spokesman Mark Adams urged people to "get real" and said it is "very sad" if great... more »
  • IOC is Ok with BP's sponsorship of Olympic Games

    July 16, 2010 8:24 PM

    The President of the International Olympic Committee says the governing body is okay with BP's sponsorship of the 2012 London Games. Jacques Rogge says the IOC has discussed the issue and is comfortable as long as BP takes proper "corrective measures" after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of... more »

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