IOC News

Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are the final bid cities for the 2020 Olympic Games.

The three cities hoping to win the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games completed a significant step towards that goal on Monday as they lodged their bid dossiers with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Athens 2004 shot put gold medallist Yuriy Bilonog (UKR) who was stripped of his medal in 2012.

IOC: Eight years after winning Olympic medals in Athens, four track and field athletes from eastern Europe were ordered to hand them back Wednesday because of positive doping tests.

IOC Executive Board Meeting Dec 2012

India has had its rights suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) because of its stance of electing tainted officials it was announced after a meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne, Switzerland today.

Construction takes place at the Maracana Stadium, venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Final on December 4, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

With concern mounting about the pace of progress for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC warned Brazilian organisers on Tuesday that "time is ticking" and they must attack the project "with all vigour" to ensure that the first Olympics in South America are a success.

IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge speaks to the media during a press conference on July 16, 2010 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty

An Irish Olympic sailor received a warning from the IOC on Tuesday for betting on a rival to win, escaping a suspension because of the "special circumstances" in the case.

Badminton rules changed

30 November 2012
Glenn Warfe (L) and Ross Smith (R) return a shot against Haifeng Fu and Yun Cai of China during their Men's Doubles Badminton on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England.

BADMINTON: The Badminton World Federation on Friday announced changes to Olympic doubles rules following a match-throwing scandal at the London Games, but said it would take no further action against coaches.

Jessica Crisp of Australia competes in the RS:X Women's Sailing on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on July 31, 2012 in Weymouth, England.

SAILING: The International Sailing Federation has done a complete 360 on its decision to scrap windsurfing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The London 2012 Cauldron burning bright.

Another piece of metal from the 2012 Games is bound for Australia but this time it is not gold, silver or bronze.

Merged photo of Australia's silver-medal-winning men's baseball team from 2004 and the women's softball bronze medallists from Beijing 2008.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Today, the International Softball Federation held their Special Congress to consider and vote on a resolution to combine with Baseball (the International Baseball Federation) for the 2020 Olympic Programme. Even with travel concerns with Hurricane Sandy, the ISF experienced a good turnout among their national softball federations.

Michael Rogers in action during the Men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England.

CYCLING: IOC president Jacques Rogge has defended the international cycling union's anti-doping efforts and says it would be wrong to kick the sport out of the Olympics in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.