IOC News

2020: One sport must go

9 February 2013
A Giant Olympic rings installation made up of at least 20,000 plants and flowers is unveiled by torchbearers, Games Makers, Olympic festival participants and parents of TeamGB athletes at Kew Gardens on April 18, 2012 in London, England. One hundred days from today the opening ceremony of The London 2012 Olympic Games will take place on July 27.

IOC: Removing a sport from the Olympics is one of the IOC's most sensitive tasks.

South Koreans celebrate being selected as 2018 Winter Olympic host city at Alpensia Resort on July 7, 2011 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pyeongchang finally won the Winter Olympic host race after being beaten by Vancouver for 2010 and Sochi for 2014.

PYEONGCHANG 2018: As part of his official visit to the Republic of Korea, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has paid a visit to some of the venues that will host events during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Rogge impressed by Nanjing

31 January 2013
People attend the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games emblem unveiling ceremony at Xuanwu Gate square on May 19, 2011 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. The second Youth Olympic Games will be held in Nanjing in 2014.

NANJING 2014: International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge visited the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC) today, proclaiming “impressive progress” has been made in preparations for next year’s Youth Olympic Games.

Lance Armstrong of the USA on his way to the Bronze medal, in the final of the Men's Individual Time Trial at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, held at Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia.

On the day he went public with an admission of doping after years of denials, Olympic officials disclosed one more embarrassment for Lance Armstrong with the disgraced cyclist stripped of the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Sydney Games.

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.