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

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

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

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

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

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.

An Olympic warning

By banning Russia, IOC has sent a message to every nation attempting to artificially prop up its self-worth


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

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

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

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 evasive on IOA’s bidding designs for three major sports events

Narinder Batra expresses interest in hosting the Asian Games, Youth Olympics and Olympics, but Thomas Bach gives no assurances.

International Olympic Committee Videos

After Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala Offers To Let Go Of IOA Life President’s Role

Former Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Abhay Singh Chautala has offered to let go of the life president’s role conferred to him by the national Olympic body if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has any reservations over it. This comes just a day after Suresh Kalmadi, also inducted with the honorary role, declined the position. Chautala […]

IOC calls for IAAF action over doping claims in Russian athletics

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