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Tag: International Olympic Committee

International Olympic Committee
Ukraine Crisis: IOC Asks IFs To Relocate Sports Events From Russia, Belarus

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked all International Federations (IFs) to relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus.

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Mumbai To Host International Olympic Committee Session In 2023

India will host the session for the first time since 1983. The session will be hosted at the state-of-the-art, brand new Jio World Convention Centre

Tokyo Olympics: Japan Strongly Determined To Stage Safe, Secure Games Next Year
Tokyo Olympics: Japan Strongly Determined To Stage Safe, Secure Games Next Year

Tokyo: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Monday met Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. He met Tokyo Governor who stated that Japan is “strongly determined” to stage “safe and secure” Olympic Games next year. Bach is on a four-day visit to Japan and arrived in the Japanese capital on Sunday to review the preparations […]

Postponed Tokyo Olympics To Follow Original Schedule, All Venues Secured

Lausanne (Switzerland): The Tokyo Olympics will follow the same competition schedule that was decided initially for its original schedule before it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, organisers said on Thursday at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) first ever virtual session that all 42 venues that were originally earmarked for the 2020 Olympics […]

IOA Urges Olympic Medallists, NSFs To Lead Olympic Day Celebrations

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday urged the country’s Olympic medallists, Olympians, National Sports Federations and other stakeholders to lead the way in celebrating Olympic Day on June 23. IOA President Narinder Batra said in a statement that some plans have already been shared with India’s national Olympic body. He said that […]

Tokyo Olympics To Be Cancelled If Not Held Next Year: IOC Chief

London: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach conceded that Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next year. The multi-national event was initially set to be hosted in July this year but due to coronavirus pandemic, it will now take place from July 23 till August 8. Earlier, Japan […]

IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period

New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that the new deadline for the qualification period for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set to June 29, 2021. It further stated that International Federations (IF) of each sport retain full discretion for defining their own respective deadlines and pathways. The Olympics was originally […]

IOC Confident Of 'Successful' Hosting Of Tokyo Olympics

Lausanne (Switzerland): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board on Tuesday expressed its full commitment to the success of the Olympic Games in Tokyo to be held between July 24 to August 9 this year. The IOC board heard a report on all the measures taken so far to address the coronavirus situation, which was […]

South Korea's Gangwon To Host 2024 Winter Youth Olympics

Lausanne: The 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be hosted in Gangwon province, South Korea. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the decision following its session on Friday in Lausanne, where the 2020 edition is underway, reports Xinhua news agency. The decision means the winter YOG will, for the first time, take place in […]

Six-Time World Champion Mary Kom Is Now ‘Mary Kom OLY'

New Delhi: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday expressed gratitude to the World Olympian Association (WOA) after it allowed her the use of post-nominal letters ‘OLY’. Mary Kom shared the image of the certificate of recognition on her official Twitter handle and wrote, “Thank you so much for the recognition” tagging WOA and […]

Dream to see India host Olympics someday: Nita Ambani

London: Nita Ambani, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Founder Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, on Wednesday called upon the global leaders in sports to see India as a land of limitless opportunities, saying it is her dream to see India host major sporting events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup in the […]

India submits bid to host 2023 IOC session

New Delhi: India on Tuesday offered to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai, a gathering where the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics is expected to be chosen. The formal bid submission was done by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra and IOC member Nita Ambani to International Olympic […]

Milan to host 2026 Winter Olympic Games

Madrid: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the organisation of the 2026 Winter Olympic Games to Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo over Stockholm-Are. It will be the third Winter Olympics Italy organises following the 1956 and 2006 games, held in Cortina and Turin respectively, reports Efe news. “Milano-Cortina elected as host for the Winter Olympic Games 2026,” […]

IOC suspends India from hosting Olympic-qualifying events

Lausanne (Switzerland): In a major setback for India, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday suspended all Indian applications to host future Olympic-related events until New Delhi guarantees in writing the entry of all participants. The IOC measure comes after two Pakistani shooters were denied visas to compete in the ISSF Shooting World Cup, starting […]

IOC, IPC agree to extend partnership until 2032

PyoengChang: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Saturday said they have agreed to extend their partnership until at least 2032. “The IOC is very pleased about this new long-term agreement with the IPC because it was one of the recommendations of our reform program, Olympic Agenda 2020, to enhance the […]

IOC suspends Rio 2016 chief Nuzman amid bribery probe

Rio de Janeiro: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended 2016 Rio Games chief Carlos Nuzman following his arrest on corruption charges. Nuzman, who has denied any wrongdoing, is accused by Brazil’s federal police of bribing IOC members to support Rio de Janeiro’s candidacy to host the Games, reports Xinhua news agency. The 75-year-old, who represented […]

IOC confirms Paris, LA as hosts for 2024, 2028 Olympics

Lima (Peru): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as the Summer Olympics host cities for 2024 and 2028 respectively, through a vote by a show of hands here. “Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the […]

'Rio on track to deliver outstanding Olympics'

Rio De Janeiro: Rio 2016 organisers are on track to “deliver an outstanding Olympic Games” next year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said. The IOC coordination commission made its penultimate visit to Rio this week ahead of the first Olympics in South America, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday. As officials played down criticism […]

IOC concerned about Rio water pollution

Lausanne: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) remains concerned about water pollution at the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing venue, the organisation’s president Thomas Bach said. Guanabara Bay remains littered with trash and untreated sewage despite a government pledge to reduce 80 percent of waste flowing into its waters. “We can see significant progress, at the same […]

Rio must reach new level: IOC

Rio de Janeiro: The International Olympic Committee has asked Rio de Janeiro to step up preparations to a new level to ensure the city is ready for the 2016 Games. The comments coincide with concerns about the progress of construction work at some venues and delays to a planned new metro line, reported Xinhua. Speaking […]