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International Olympic Committee


‘Our system is such that it is controlled either by PM or CMs. If the CM has interest, things will be done’

December 15, 2019 7:14 am

IOA president Narinder Batra talks about India’s preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics, the importance of psychological counselling to uplift morale of athletes, and need to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games

Safety Net: IOC helping prepare young sportspersons for life after active sport

October 17, 2019 10:00 am

Post-Olympic, and even post-retirement depression has been a severe problem for athletes. The likes of Michael Phelps, Ian Thorpe and 10-time Olympic medallist Allison Schmitt have openly spoken about the depression that fills the void left behind after a major competition.

Bid for big events, but don’t create an ‘embarrassing situation’, says Kiren Rijiju

June 26, 2019 9:27 am

Rijiju said the government is 'positive' about the ambition to bring major international events to India and said they'll have a discussion about this with the IOA.

IOC decision to strip AIBA right to conduct boxing in Olympics shocks Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal sees advantage

May 23, 2019 8:06 pm

Indian pugilists on Thursday gave a mixed reaction to the International Olympic Committee's recommendation to bar AIBA, the world governing body of amateur boxing, from organising the event at the Tokyo Olympics next year.

Narinder Batra, among 10, proposed to be elected as IOC members

May 23, 2019 1:17 pm

Narinder Batra, also the president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), had become the only Indian to be jointly serving as president of an international federation as well as an NOC.

IOC sanctions three athletes from London 2012 Games for doping

March 29, 2019 6:07 pm

Azeri weightlifter Valentin Hristov was stripped of his 2012 Olympics 56-kg bronze medal on Friday after he was one of three athletes to test positive for banned substances in re-tests conducted by the International Olympic Committee. 

Explained: India staring at international isolation after refusing visas to Pakistani shooting contingent

February 22, 2019 12:28 pm

A three-member Pakistani team, comprising two pistol shooters and a manager, was scheduled to arrive in Delhi on Wednesday for the shooting World Cup, which is also a qualifying event for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

North, South Korea to inform IOC of intent to co-host 2032 Games

November 02, 2018 3:11 pm

North and South Korea on Friday agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics as they continued with reconciliation efforts.

Japan's Sapporo pulls out of 2026 Winter Olympics race: IOC

September 17, 2018 8:57 pm

Sapporo's withdrawal from the process means it is the third city to pull out of the 2026 bid process after Switzerland's Sion and Austria's Graz.

IOC to appeal CAS decisions on Russians Alexander Legkov, Aleksandr Zubkov

May 03, 2018 8:18 pm

The Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to overturn or reduce doping bans imposed on Russian athletes Alexander Legkov and Aleksandr Zubkov will be challenged by the International Olympic Committee at a Swiss tribunal


IOC calls for IAAF action over doping claims in Russian athletics

November 12, 2015 3:56 pm

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has called for disciplinary procedures to be initiated against athletes found to have violated doping laws.