THE International Olympic Committee (IOC) reiterated that the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) should not rush the holding of its special elections to avoid legal issues.The IOC sent a second letter, dated July 2, recommending steps that would lead to a special ...
Jul 3, 2019
MAJORITY of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) executive board doubt if a special elections will push through on Friday following a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to formalize the conduct of the polls.POC secretary general Charlie Ho said the ...
Jul 1, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Troubled boxing body AIBA was stripped of Olympic status on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) and the IOC will now organize qualifying and final tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Games.AIBA had created "very serious reputational, legal and financial risks" for ...
Jun 27, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says Capralos "has served his sanction and ...
May 23, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.The International Olympic ...
May 23, 2019
PARIS - In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese ...
Jan 12, 2019
ROME - The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association.Gafur Rakhimov, who is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions ...
Nov 9, 2018
PHILIPPINE Olympic Committee (POC) chief Ricky Vargas had his first audience with International Olympic Committee (POC) president Thomas Bach which highlighted his two-day visit at the IOC office in Lausanne, Switzerland.Vargas met with Bach for 45 minutes as the two ...
Jun 14, 2018
FORMER International Olympic Committee (IOC) representative to the Philippines Frank Elizalde said he believes the move by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to follow a court order for a re-election doesn't constitute government intervention.The camp of former POC ...
Feb 23, 2018
EMBATTLED Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco expressed disappointment over the decision of an election committee to allow rival Ricky Vargas to run in a POC re-election on Friday based on a court ruling."It's sad that the POC ...
Feb 22, 2018
THE Philippine Olympic Committee announced in a memorandum to national sports associations (NSAs) on Friday that it is set to hold the election for president and chairman as ordered by the court.The memo was signed by POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros. ...
Feb 10, 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes' doping bans were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The 13 active athletes ...
Feb 6, 2018
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping, and luge has now been touched by the scandal for the first time.Albert Demchenko, a luger who won two silver medals at the Sochi Games, was among ...
Dec 23, 2017
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC says it has banned Russian lawmaker Alexei Voevoda from the Olympics for life for taking part in the 2014 Sochi Olympic doping program.Voevoda was brakeman for Alexander Zubkov who drove Russia to victory in the two-man ...
Dec 19, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was arrested on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.Carlos Nuzman, who is also an honorary International Olympic ...
Oct 6, 2017
TOKYO - The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo organizing committee wrapped up a two-day project review on Wednesday vowing to cut costs for the 2020 Games and address concerns over water pollution in Tokyo Bay.IOC vice president John Coates said ...
Oct 5, 2017
LONDON - Video gamers could be competing for Olympic medals by 2024.Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee, told The Associated Press that he will hold talks with esports representatives and the IOC about the possibility of gaming joining ...
Aug 9, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - The IOC has balked at helping Rio Olympic organizers pay a debt estimated at $35-40 million.The executive board of the International Olympic Committee, meeting Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, said it had already contributed a "record" $1.53 ...
Jul 10, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Almost a year after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Brazilian organizers are asking for help from the International Olympic Committee to satisfy creditors who are still owed about 130 million reals (US$40 million).Mario Andrada, a spokesman for ...
Jul 6, 2017
LOS ANGELES - Evaluating Los Angeles' readiness to host the 2024 Olympic Games takes some imagination. That's because a lot of the pitch still relies on images on a computer screen, or a blueprint of what's to come ...
May 12, 2017
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