IOC launches medal design competition for Lillehammer 2016
The IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples in a bid to catch any drug cheats.
IOC: Toyota Motor Corp. has signed on as a worldwide Olympic sponsor in a long-term deal reportedly worth more than $US800 million ($A1.04 billion).
Demolition work has got underway at the National Stadium in Tokyo with construction of a new state-of-the-art arena for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics due to begin in October.
Three venue changes have been approved for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
The IOC has wrapped up a busy week of meetings in Rio de Janeiro.
The IOC Executive Board has adopted an Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020.
RIO 2016: The IOC is to relax regulations barring athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympic Games.
IOC vice-president, Australian John Coates, says preparations for the Rio Olympics are on track.
TOKYO: The race is on to see what new sports will be competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with the IOC unveiling a timetable for the Japanese hosts.