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Rio must reach new level: IOC

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 26 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee has asked Rio de Janeiro to step up preparations to a new level to ensure the city is ready for the 2016 Games. The comments coincide with concerns about the progress of construction work at some venues and delays to a planned new metro line, reported Xinhua. Speaking during a visit to facilities Wednesday, the IOC...

3 days ago
IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the state of preparations for South America's first Olympic Games to be staged in Rio de Janeiro next year. ...

9 days ago
Almaty capable of hosting Winter Games: IOC chief inspector

Almaty, Feb 19 (IANS) The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission wrapped up its five-day visit to assess Almaty's 2022 Olympic bid on a positive note for the Kazak city. Speaking at a news conference before the close of their five-day inspection tour, Russian IOC member Alexander Zhukov Wednesday said: Our visit has confirmed that Almaty is capable of hol...

9 days ago
Almaty capable of hosting Winter Games: IOC chief inspector

Almaty, Feb 19 (IANS) The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission wrapped up its five-day visit to assess Almaty's 2022 Olympic bid on a positive note for the Kazak city. Speaking at a news conference before the close of their five-day inspection tour, Russian IOC member Alexander Zhukov Wednesday said: our visit has confirmed that Almaty is capable of hol...

10 days ago
IOC continues closed door meetings with Almaty 2022

Almaty, Feb 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Evaluation Commission continued closed door meetings with the Almaty 2022 Olympic bid committee, but Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov failed to present his government guarantees in person to the IOC inspectors. Thirty speakers from Almaty 2022 Tuesday spoke on topics around Paralympic Games, legal aspects, Games ...

11 days ago
IOC chief inspector impressed by Almaty's Olympics bid

Almaty (Kazakhstan), Feb 17 (IANS) The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission has said that he's impressed with Kazakh city Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. When asked what he thought of the Almaty bid on the third day of an inspection, Russian IOC member Alexander Zhukov said here Monday: It has formed a very good impression on us, reports...

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IOC inspectors satisfied with Almaty 2022 preparations

Almaty (Kazakhstan), Feb 16 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) evaluation commission Sunday continued its inspection of the Almaty 2022 Winter Games bid. The commission were briefed on the themes of accommodation, transportation and media facilities, as well as proposed venues before they visited five different venues during the day, reports Xinhua. The venues inc...

15 days ago
SC notice to government on IOA plea opposing National Sports Code

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a plea by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) challenging the enforcement of the National Sports Code (NSC) which prescribes the age and tenure of its office bearers as well as of the other national sports federations. A bench of Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice C. Nagappan issued notice on the...

15 days ago
IOC to start Almaty 2022 inspections

Almaty, Feb 13 (IANS) Officials have arrived in Almaty ahead of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation commission inspection of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic candidates. The 12-strong evaluation commission, headed by IOC Russian member Alexander Zhukov, will begin its work on Saturday. During their five-day visit, the IOC inspectors will examine the 14 themes of the...

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Former IOC member Mario Vazquez Rana dies at 82

Lausanne, Feb 9 (IANS) Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Mario Vazquez Rana from Mexico has died at the age of 82 after illness, the IOC announced Monday. Vazquez Rana, an IOC member from 1991 to 2012, had also been the president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) for 33 years before resigning in March 2012, reports Xinhua. Vazquez Rana had...

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New sports for 2020 Olympics to be decided prior to Rio Games

Tokyo, Feb 5 (IANS) New sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be determined in August next year ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates said here Thursday that new sports will be approved at the IOC session in August just prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics, reports Xinhua. Baseball and softball, dropped after the 2008 Be...

25 days ago
IOA-BI tussle will harm boxers: Akhil Kumar

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Veteran Indian boxer Akhil Kumar Tuesday said the ongoing administrative tussle between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Boxing India (BI) is only harming the pugilists. Boxers of the country are in a flux after the International Boxing Association (AIBA)-recognised BI instructed all state units to bar their pugilists from participating at the ongoing Nati...

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Move to make billiards part of 2020 Olympic Games

Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) There is a strong move to have billiards included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The World Confederation of Billiards Sport (WCBS) and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) have jointly submitted a bid to the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, the heads of the two organisations said during the Chinese B...

1 month ago
2022 FIFA World Cup likely in winter, says AFC boss

Melbourne, Jan 25 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa Sunday said the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in the winter. FIFA is contemplating a winter tournament in November and December to avoid unbearable heat of a Qatar summer when average temperatures can soar to nearly 50 degrees celsius, reports X...

1 month ago
Three Russian Olympic champions tested positive for doping

Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS) Three Russian Olympic gold medalists in race walking were tested positive for abuse of using performance improving drugs, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said Tuesday. Sergey Kirdyapkin and Olga Kaniskina were banned for three years and two months, while Valery Borchin received a ban for eight years from October 15, 2012. Their performance results were also ...

1 month ago
FIH signs up for IOC's anti-betting measures

Lausanne, Jan 19 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed up to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable FIH and its 132 member national associations to access an extensive network of monitoring and data-sharing across sports, event owners and the major sports...

1 month ago
Kenya serves notices to football, athletics federations

Nairobi, Jan 18 (IANS) Kenya's cabinet secretary for sports, arts and culture Hassan Wario has warned Athletics Kenya (AK) and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to clean up their act or face disbandment. In his most scathing attack yet on the two giant federations at the Sports Personality of the Year (Soya) Awards gala in Nairobi Friday night, Wario thundered this is the year of the red c...

1 month ago
IOC launches bid process for 2024 Games

Paris, Jan 16 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the bid process for 2024 Olympic Games gets underway with new invitation phase. It's the first bid process following the adoption of Olympic Agenda 2020 earlier last month in Monaco during the 127th session, reports Xinhua. According to the IOC strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic movement, i...

1 month ago
Beijing promises "athletes-centered and economical" 2022 Winter Games

Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) Beijing has promised to deliver an athletes-centered, sustainable and economical Winter Olympic Games if it wins the right to host the event in 2022. Beijing Tuesday submitted its 2022 Winter Olympic Games official bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the latter's headquarters in Lausanne, reports Xinhua. Chinese Olympic Committee president Li...

1 month ago
Beijing submits bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Lausanne (Switzerland), Jan 6 (IANS) The Chinese Olympic Committee submitted its bid for Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its headquarters here Tuesday. China's submission came a day before the lapse of the deadline for cities to present their candidature files to the IOC. The committee president Liu Peng handed Beijing's guarantees...

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