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15 sports federations carrying on doping probes against Russia

Moscow, April 17 (IANS) As many as 15 international sports federations are carrying on with anti-doping investigations in regard to Russian athletes, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie has said. It is a very complex investigation. What we can see so far is that many International Federations are overstretched with the complexity of the data, Tass news agency quoted Re...

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IOC says 7 countries interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

Geneva, April 3 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Tuesday that seven countries have declared their interest in hosting 2026 Winter Olympic Games. The IOC said in a statement that Austria's Graz, Canada's Calgary, Japan's Sapporo, Sweden's Stockholm, Italy's Cortina d'Ampezzo, Turin and Milan, Switzerland's Sion and Turkey's Erzurum had submitted letters to com...

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Japan closely following contacts between IOC, Pyongyang over Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, April 2 (IANS) Japan said on Monday that it is paying close attention to contacts between North Korea and the International Olympic Committee following a visit by the president of the IOC to Pyongyang during which North Korea's participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was discussed. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that they were closely fo...

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Milan, Turin bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Rome, March 29 (IANS) The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) on Thursday announced that it had sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee to present bids for Milan and Turin for the 2026 Winter Olympics. CONI said the letter officially showed its commitment to the dialogue it started with the IOC during the last few months over the two cities' bids, reports Efe. Due to th...

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IOC President to meet newly-elected IOA members in April

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will meet the newly-elected members of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Executive Board during his visit between April 18 and 20 here, it was announced on Tuesday. The president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah, will also ...

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IOC, IPC agree to extend partnership until at least 2032

PyoengChang, March 10 (IANS) 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 co-operation w...

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Russia honours is PyeongChang Olympics medal winners

Moscow, March 1 (IANS) Russian medalists of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have received national awards. At a ceremony held in the Kremlin on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the Order of Friendship and the Medal of the Order For Merit to the Fatherland to a total of 46 Russian athletes for their outstanding performances on ice and snow, reports Xinhua. <...

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IOC reinstates Russia's membership

Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reinstated the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), ROC President Alexander Zhukov told reporters on Wednesday. Today, we received a letter from the IOC on the reinstatement. The ROC's reinstatement comes as the examination of doping tests from the PyeongChang Olympics has ended. The IOC may confirm that th...

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WADA backs IOC decision on Russian Olympic Committee's status

Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agrees with the decision of the International Olympic Committees Executive Board on the status of the Russian Olympic Committee, WADA said in a statement. The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee decided on Sunday not to reinstate the membership of the ROC by the Closing Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Py...

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Winter Olympics: Teary farewell for unified Korean hockey team

Gangneung, (South Korea), Feb 26 (IANS) South Korea women's ice hockey players on Monday bid a teary farewell to their North Korean teammates on the unified Korean team for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a day after they marched in together at the closing ceremony. The historic joint hockey team -- the first unified Korean squad in any sport at any Olympics -- was assembled on January ...

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Winter Olympics 2018 opened up 'new horizons': IOC

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Sunday said that the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games opened up new horizons by introducing new events and digital technology and hosting a record number of athletes. We are embracing these new horizons, Bach said during the event's closing ceremony at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. We offe...

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Winter Olympics: K-pop artists entertain athletes, spectators at closing ceremony

Pyeongchang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) South Korean K-pop artists CL and EXO took the stage at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics here on Sunday, paying compliments to athletes for their hard work and victories. At the closing ceremony, hip-hop songstress CL took the stage to present the future vision of the country through K-pop under the theme of Song of Passion,...

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'No deficit expected from PyeongChang Winter Olympics'

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) With the PyeongChang Winter Olympics gearing up for its grand finale on Sunday, the top organiser said the country's first Winter Games were financially successful, breaking the conception that major international competitions normally end with high levels of debt. As the cashflow of the 2018 Winter Games is healthy, there's no reason to post a de...

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IOC upholds Russia's suspension for Winter Olympics closing ceremony

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided not to lift the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) for the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. No delegation of the ROC will have taken part in these Olympic Winter Games, the IOC said in a statement. The IOC sa...

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Russian curlers stripped of Olympic medal

Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Russian curlers Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitskii returned the bronze medal they won in the mixed doubles at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after the male athlete was disqualified for doping. Krushelnitskii tested positive for meldonium, which led the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to disqualify him and his partner, reports Efe. The br...

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Russian Olympic Committee fulfils IOC condition, pays it $15m

Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS) The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has fulfilled the financial requirements set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 5 for reinstating Russias membership and paid $15 million in full, the ROC said in a press release on Thursday. On December 5, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee set the criteria required to be fulfil...

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Finish hockey player, American skier elected to IOC Athletes' Commission

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) Emma Terho of Finland and Kikkan Randall of the United States were elected to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission on Thursday. The IOC Election Committee said Terho, a former ice hockey player, and Randall, an American cross-country skier, will serve as members of the IOC Athletes' Commission for eight years. Th...

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Olympic Channel could make film on joint Korean women's ice hockey team

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee's Olympic Channel said Thursday it could make the story of the joint Korean women's ice hockey team at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games into a film. Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC's Olympic Channel, said during a press conference that its department is trying to figure out what to do with the story...

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Russian curler found guilty of doping: CAS

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 22 (IANS) An Olympic curling bronze medallist from Russia was found guilty of violating an anti-doping rule at the PyeongChang Winter Games and was stripped of his medal, an international sports arbitration body announced Thursday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a statement saying that Aleksandr Krushelnitckii of the Olympic Athletes from R...

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Over 300mn watched PyeongChang opening ceremony on TV: IOC

PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) More than 300 million people worldwide are estimated to have watched the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on television, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said on Tuesday. For the opening ceremony, we estimate that there will be over 300 million viewers who have watched some parts of the opening ceremony, Timo Lumme, man...

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