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  • IOC: 5 cities in running to host 2024 Olympic Games

    September 16, 2015 10:01 AM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland- It's official: five cities are in the running to host the 2024 Olympics. The IOC announced the final list of bidders Wednesday: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome. The deadline for submission of bid entries passed at Tuesday at midnight in Switzerland. There were no surprises as... more »
  • 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 »

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