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German athletes score advertising win over IOC for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

German athletes and their sponsors scored a major victory over the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday, earning more possibilities to advertise during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following an easing of restrictions.

With over five billion viewers, clock ticking for Olympics broadcasters

Over five billion viewers tuned in for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as opposed to 3.4 billion for this year's football World Cup in Russia.


Powerful Sheikh Ahmad temporarily leaves IOC roles

The IOC said its ethics chief had been informed of the Sheikh's temporary departure from his positions on the committee.

Why the gloves are off between the IOC and AIBA

Financial and governance issues have been a bone of contention between the Olympic body and the international boxing federation of late. In the run-up to the AIBA polls, the background of the president-in-waiting is turning into a flashpoint.

IOC tells US to clean up its own doping house

IOC told the United States on Thursday it should get its own house in order in the fight against doping before putting athletes from other countries under threat of punishment for breaking U.S. law.

IOC adds 7 medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games program

The next Winter Olympics will now include: women's monobob, Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, plus mixed team events in short track speed skating, ski jumping, ski aerials and snowboardcross.


IOA gets IOC backing on dialogue with Sports Ministry

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA), seeking a dialogue with the Sports Ministry on the issue of good governance, has received the backing of IOC.

IOC says boxing still risks being removed from 2020 Olympics

AIBA, has been in financial turmoil, faced claims of fixed bouts at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, and now has an interim president linked to organized crime.

IOC plans medal reallocation ceremonies to honour athletes

Olympic medals will be reallocated within 12 months of the end of any legal procedure and athletes can chose their ceremony.

Seven cities confirm interest in 2026 Winter Games: IOC

The IOC has overhauled the bidding process for Games after a sharp slump in interest from potential cities in recent years, cutting costs for bid cities and slashing the campaign time in half.