OSLO - The Norwegian Olympic Committee wants the Tokyo Games only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak "is under firm control" worldwide.The NIF laid out its position in a letter sent to IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday, entitled "Olympic Games ...
Mar 21, 2020
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Despite worldwide concern and speculation about whether the fast-spreading virus outbreak will affect the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC's leadership is not joining in the debate."Neither the word cancellation nor the word postponement was even mentioned," International ...
Mar 5, 2020
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
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 - The Paris bid team issued an ultimatum to the IOC on Tuesday: It's the 2024 Olympics or nothing.With only Paris and Los Angeles left as 2024 bidders after rivals dropped out, IOC President Thomas Bach has raised the ...
Mar 22, 2017
ZAGREB, Croatia - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is quoted as saying his absence from the opening of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has nothing to do with the charges brought by Brazilian prosecutors against another high-ranking IOC official. ...
Sep 12, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Declaring that the global drug-testing system is damaged, Olympic leaders and anti-doping officials vowed on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) to fix the problems and prevent the type of scandal that has embroiled Russian athletes in the lead- ...
Aug 3, 2016
LONDON - Once again, German voters delivered a harsh and sobering message to the Olympic movement: No thanks.The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics in a referendum sent out another clear signal that the IOC still has a ...
Dec 1, 2015
MONACO - Thomas Bach never thought it would be this easy.In rapid fashion and without a single vote against or even an abstention, the International Olympic Committee on Monday overwhelmingly approved its president's 40-point reform package - the biggest shake- ...
Dec 9, 2014
MONACO - The IOC is prepared to take action against any Russian Olympic athletes or officials involved in doping if allegations of systematic cheating and corruption in the country are proven to be true, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday (Friday, Manila time). ...
Dec 5, 2014
LONDON - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says he's convinced Fifa will keep its pledge to prevent the 2022 World Cup from clashing with that year's Winter Olympics, as soccer's governing body considers whether to move ...
Dec 2, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Within minutes of being elected to the top job in the Olympics, Thomas Bach got a phone call from a powerful leader he'll work with closely in the next few months: Russian President Vladimir Putin.Bach, a ...
Sep 11, 2013
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