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Kenya's Tergat set to take over national Olympic body

Nairobi, April 27 (IANS) Kenya's iconic long distance runner Paul Tergat is expected to assume the leadership of the country's Olympic body after the incumbent and his only rival failed to present his nomination papers at the deadline. With the elections set for May 5, Tergat has been declared the only candidate eyeing the chairman's position for the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (...

7 days ago
Five Russian athletes admit taking banned doping substances

Moscow, April 19 (IANS) Russian runner Antonina Krivoshapka as well as four more national track and field athletes have admitted to consuming performance-enhancing drugs, the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) announced on Wednesday. Over two months ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that doping re-tests of Krivoshapka from the 2012 London Olympics tested positi...

12 days ago
IOC session in Lima going ahead as planned

Paris, April 14 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided, despite the recent floods in Lima in Peru, to go ahead with its 130th session there this September, which will elect the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games. Peru was doubtful to host the week-long IOC session due to the recent floods, reports Xinhua news agency. The IOC and the Peruvian government conf...

18 days ago
IOA grants affiliation to BFI

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Putting an end to the long standing administrative mess in Indian boxing, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) granted affiliation to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Saturday. As per the directives of the International Olympic Committee vide their letter dated February 7, the IOA grants affiliation to the BFI subject to ratification by the Executive Coun...

22 days ago
Putin asks for measures on anti-doping plan by April 20

Moscow, April 4 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin tasked the government on Tuesday to prepare by April 20 all measures regarding the implementation of a roadmap for the fight against doping abuse in sports. The ministers will have to propose a set of measures to implement a plan of fighting against the abuse of performance enhancing drugs in Russian sports in line with a roadmap dr...

26 days ago
IOC praises Los Angeles and Paris after initial 2024 review

Geneva, March 31 (IANS) The creativity and strong legacy focus of both Los Angeles and Paris has been praised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games after they completed an initial two-day review. The two cities are the only candidates for 2024 in what was originally a five-horse race before the withdrawal of Hamburg, ...

27 days ago
Athletics legend Tergat to vie for post of Kenya's Olympic chief

Nairobi, March 30 (IANS) Athletics legend Paul Tergat has thrown his hat into the ring and will be vying to lead Kenya's Olympic committee in the national election scheduled for May 5. Tergat, a two time Olympic silver medallist, has unveiled his plans saying that he no longer sees the current team as the best to carry the country forward. The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) i...

28 days ago
Kenya's Olympic body to hold election in May, avert IOC ban

Nairobi, March 29 (IANS) Kenya's Olympic body will go to the polls on May 5 to elect its new executive officials, having agreed to adopt a new constitution. The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) risked a ban from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for failing to adopt the new law, but the incumbent officials, under pressure from the Kenyan government and IOC, have agreed ...

1 month ago
'New anti-doping agency ITA may be truly independent'

Moscow, March 22 (IANS) There are reasons to believe that the new Independent Anti-Doping Testing Agency (ITA) to be established soon will be truly unbiased, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) said. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on March 16 announced the establishment of an independent authority, ITA, to deal with anti-doping testing, reports Tass news agency.

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'Now or never' in 2024 Olympic bid, says Paris bid team

Paris, March 22 (IANS) The Paris Olympic bid team has shrugged off the possibility of waiting for another four years to host the Olympic Games, emphasising that it was a now-or-never decision for the city's attempt to host the 2024 Games. We cannot accept 2028. It's not possible, said Paris bid co-chairman Tony Estanguet during a visit to London on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

1 month ago
Stadium in Fukushima to be used as venue for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Representatives from the organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said here on Friday that the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium in Fukushima Prefecture would be used as an additional venue for baseball and softball events during the 2020 Games. In an effort to support areas in Japan hardest-hit by the quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in March 2011, ...

1 month ago
Kenyan athletes urge compliance with IOC to avoid ban

Nairobi, March 14 (IANS) Kenyan athletes on Tuesday called upon the government to do all it takes to avoid impending International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban on Friday after its local affiliate refused to make changes to its constitution. Officials of the Professional Athletes Association of Kenya (PAAK) led by Organizing Secretary, Julius Ndegwa said athletics formed the bedrock of the...

1 month ago
IOC imposes financial sanctions on Kenya Olympic body

Nairobi, March 10 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has slapped financial sanctions on its Kenyan affiliate barely 48 hours after its top officials revolted against proposed reforms. On Tuesday, 11 of 13 Kenyan National Olympic Committee (Nock) Executive Committee members voted against the adoption of an IOC-backed new constitution that seeks among other things to limit th...

2 months ago
Athens silver medallist Claudia to address athletes career programme meet

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Athens Olympics silver medal winning fencer Claudia Bokel, former chairperson of the IOCs Athletics Commission and Executive Board member, will be addressing a select gathering of players and sports administrators on the Athletes Career Programme (ACP) here on Wednesday. Claudia had represented Germany in Atlanta and Sydney Games in 1996 and 2000 but had to wait ...

2 months ago
Japan Olympic Committee chief probed over 2020 Games bid payments

Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS) The chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) on Wednesday said he has been questioned as part of a French investigation into the legitimacy of payments made during Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. Japanese prosecutors questioned Tsunekazu Takeda in Tokyo last week, following a request from France, which is probing alleged payments worth around $2 million b...

2 months ago
Banning clean athletes from Olympics unacceptable: Russian minister

Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS) Many Russian sportspersons, especially paralympians, have been unfairly dismissed from competitions, Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday. Kolobkov said it is unacceptable to ban clean athletes from the Olympics without evidence, reports Sputnik. Barring clean athletes from the Olympics without any real evidence is unacceptable. These issues should...

2 months ago
Paris kicks off international bidding for 2024 Olympics

Paris, Feb 4 (IANS) The Paris 2024 Bid Committee has marked a milestone in its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a special presentation here. The event was participated by Paris 2024 leadership, top athletes, political and business leaders. Speaking at the event, Paris 2024 Co-Chair Tony Estanguet said Paris has launched the bid 18 months ago, the bidding tea...

2 months ago
Russia seeks return of medals from athletes caught doping

Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS) Russian authorities want all athletes caught doping to return their medals. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is in on the job, its President Alexander Zhukov has said. This follows a request from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after Russian athletes were stripped of medals and were told to return them, Zhukov told journalists on Thursday.

2 months ago
'Russia will be able to cope with doping problems'

Kazan (Russia), Feb 2 (IANS) Russia will be able to cope with doping problems, Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov has said at the ministry's board meeting. I can't but say about the situation in anti-doping policy. The work, which Russia has carried out on anti-doping since 2008, has been enormous. Now the violation of anti-doping rules is both an administrative and criminal offence. But we ...

2 months ago
'Athletes refusing to return their medals may be banned from Olympics'

Moscow, Feb 1 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has the right to ban athletes who refuse to return their medals after their results were annulled for doping, from participation in the next Olympics, lawyer for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexandra Brilliantova said on Wednesday. The athletes who did not return their medals won at the previous Games can apply to par...

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