London | 2 days ago
Krakow 2022 Olympic bid chief resigns
London, April 13 - Polish city Krakow's bidding chief for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has resigned because of a smear campaign over allegations that her husband offered to pay journalists to write positive stories about the bid.Given the smear campaign conducted against me and the generally unfavourable media climate surrounding the project itself, I have deemed that my resignation co ... read more

24 days ago
Rio 2016 security a priority: IOC
Rio de Janeiro, March 22 - The International Olympic Committee - insists security at the Rio 2016 Games will not be compromised following a spate of attacks against police in the city's slums. A police officer was shot in the leg during the latest outbreak of violence involving drug dealers in the Manguinhos favela, or shanty town, Thursday, reports Xinhua. Four policemen have been shot dead sin ... read more

28 days ago
Ramachandran to meet IOC president March 26
New Delhi, March 18 - Newly-elected Indian Olympic Association - president Narayana Ramachandran Tuesday said he would be meeting International Olympic Committee - president Thomas Bach later this month to find a way forward for India. India returned to the Olympic fold Feb 11 with the IOC lifting a 14-month-old ban it had placed on IOA. Ramachandran and Bach will be meeting at the IOC headquart ... read more

3 months ago
Dutch king, PM to attend Sochi Games
The Hague, Jan 11 - Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Queen Maxima and Health, Welfare and Sports Minister Edith Schippers will also join the Dutch delegation, reports Xinhua.The Netherlands will be represented. We reject a boycott -. It is better to engage in dialogue, Rutte said at his weekly press conference here.The ... read more

3 months ago
Russia lifts ban on protests during Sochi Olympics
Moscow, Jan 5 - Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on demonstrations at the Sochi Olympics Games, allocating a special area for mass public events, the Kremlin said Saturday, Xinhua reported.Earlier, a presidential decree ordered that any public events, including demonstrations and protests, should be cleared by city authorities, the interior ministry's local branch and the Federal Secu ... read more

3 months ago
IOC president Bach says terrorism must never triumph
Geneva, Jan 2 - International Olympic Committee - President Thomas Bach has insisted Sochi 2014 is for athletic achievements and that terrorism must never triumph in his New Year's message following two deadly bomb blasts in the Russian city of Volgograd this week.The German, who succeeded Jacques Rogge to become the ninth IOC chief last September, condemned the terrorist attacks which left more t ... read more

Manali | 3 months ago
Sochi Games: Four Indian skiers to go as independent athletes
Manali, Dec 31 - Four Indian skiers, who have qualified for the Winter Games, will represent the country as independent athletes at the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia, Feb 7-23.Winter Games Federation of India - secretary general Roshan Thakur Tuesday said the skiers -- Himanshu Thakur, Hira Lal and Shiva Keshavan, all from this Himachal Pradesh town, and Nadeem Iqbal from Gulmarg in Jammu an ... read more

3 months ago
Russia can deliver safe Winter Games: IOC chief
Moscow, Dec 31 - Cowardly terror attacks in Volgograd will not undermine the confidence that Russia could guarantee security of the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics, International Olympic Committee - President Thomas Bach has said.The entire Olympic movement joins me in utterly condemning this cowardly act, Bach said in a letter sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday, referring to the twin ... read more

New Delhi | 3 months ago
Sindhu stands out as Indian sports takes a beating
New Delhi, Dec 26 - For Indian sport, 2013 was a year of controversies and low-key performances, the country's image globally taking a beating with the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association - by the apex body of world sport. Amid the gloom, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu provided some cheer.It could have been worse as the IOA came perilously close to getting expelled from the International Olympic ... read more

Beijing | 3 months ago
Shift in power heralds changes to Olympic movement
Beijing, Dec 25 - The Olympic Movement was at a crossroads in 2013 when the International Olympic Committee - underwent a shift in power in more than a decade by electing Thomas Bach as its president, replacing Jacques Rogge.The 59-year-old German claimed an overwhelming victory over five rivals in a secret ballot by his fellow IOC members in Buenos Aires in September, which was widely interpreted ... read more

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