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PyeongChang 2018 announces multimillion-dollar surplus

Beijing, June 7 (IANS) The President of the Organising Committee for PyeongChang 2018 (POCOG) Lee Hee-Beom has announced the Games have achieved a multimillion-dollar surplus. I was pleased to say that PyeongChang 2018 can already announce a multimillion-dollar surplus, Lee said at the strategic part of the PyeongChang 2018 Debriefing, which was held here on June 4 and 5, reports Xinhua ...

14 days ago
Pele denies knowledge of alleged Rio Olympics vote rigging

Rio de Janeiro, June 6 (IANS) Brazil football great Pele has denied knowledge of a cash-for-votes scheme allegedly used by Brazilian officials to secure Rio de Janeiro's hosting rights for the 2016 Olympic Games. The 77-year-old testified before a judge in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, having been cited as a defence witness for former Brazilian Olympic Committee president Carlos Nuzman, rep...

14 days ago
Lula denies knowledge of vote-buying to gain 2016 Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, June 6 (IANS) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has denied having any knowledge of a vote-buying scheme to secure the 2016 Olympic Games for Rio de Janeiro. In a video declaration to a federal court, he said on Tuesday that while he had asked certain African countries to support the bid, no agreements had been made and no bribes had been paid to his kno...

15 days ago
Bach praises China's preparations for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday took part in the second day of the PyeongChang 2018 Debrief at the headquarters of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Thomas Bach had also met Chinese vice-prime minister Sun Chunlan, also in-charge of sports and culture in the government, on Monday...

17 days ago
US trying to find discreet way to pay for Kim's Singapore hotel

Washington, June 3 (IANS) As preparations are underway for the historic US-North Korea summit, American officials are trying to solve the logistical issue of who will pay for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's housing at an island resort off the coast of Singapore, a report said. With its economy weakened from tough sanctions, North Korea is requiring that a foreign country foot the bill ...

19 days ago
Russia to sign 4-year anti-doping agreement with IOC

Moscow, June 1 (IANS) The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) intends to sign an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on measures against violations of anti-doping regulations for the next four years, ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov said on Friday. I am heading for Lausanne next Tuesday and we have an agreement, which will be signed later, Pozdnyakov told journalists, ...

19 days ago
Usain Bolt's prefect record marred by teammate's doping

Lausanne (Switzerland), June 1 (IANS) A decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport here has robbed retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt of his perfect record in the 4×100m relay. The CAS on Thursday dismissed Bolt's teammate Nesta Carter's appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test leading Bolt to lose his ninth gold medal, the Sun repo...

1 month ago
Golf venue for Tokyo 2020 grants full membership to women after sexism row

Tokyo, May 11 (IANS) The Kasumigaseki Country Club for the first time has granted full membership to three women after changing its discriminatory policy, a spokesperson said on Friday. The club, one of the oldest and most prestigious private clubs in Japan, granted full membership to three women on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the club confirmed to EFE. The three were the only wo...

1 month ago
WADA satisfied with PyeongChang 2018 doping control arrangements

Montreal, May 11 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its Independent Observer (IO) Team's Report regarding the anti-doping programme at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. As it has done at a number of major events since 2000, WADA sent a team to the Games upon invitation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), reports Xinhua news agency. The t...

1 month ago
Beijing 2022 looks to learn from PyeongChang 2018

Beijing, May 9 (IANS) The organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics recently concluded a series of talks centering on PyeongChang 2018 and what can be learned for Beijing's showpiece event in 2022. Participants from the Beijing Organising Committee, relevant government departments, venue owners, designers and other stakeholders all took part in the discussions over the last two week...

1 month ago
S.Korea's Busan wins bid to host TT worlds in 2020

Seoul, May 1 (IANS) South Korea has won the bid to host the 2020 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Table Tennis Championships. The Korea Table Tennis Association said on Tuesday that South Korea's southern port city Busan has been named the host city for the 2020 worlds at the ITTF Annual General Meeting in Halmstad, Sweden, reports Yonhap news agency. It w...

1 month ago
ICC meet: Cricket might be part of Olympics by 2028

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) ICC Chief Executive David Richardson on Thursday hoped that cricket would become a part of the Olympics from the 2028 edition in Los Angeles if all the cricket playing nations were united on this. Stating that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is already late in formally applying to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include the gentleman's game i...

2 months ago
India will not boycott 2022 CWG over shooting discipline issue: Batra

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Dhruv Batra on Thursday clarified that the country will not boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) because of the exclusion of the shooting disciplines, but will take up the issue with the organisers. National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh had earlier said that the country must ...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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...

2 months ago
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 ...

3 months ago
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...

3 months ago
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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