IOC president Jacques Rogge said London 2012 was a "beautiful example" of what the Olympics should be about,
The president of South Africa's Olympic Committee says the country will consider a bid for the 2020 or 2024 Games.
South Africa basked Saturday in the success of its trouble-free World Cup, as finishing touches were put to the closing ceremony with superstar Shakira and a herd of giant elephant puppets.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died on Wednesday aged 89, was a giant of the Olympic movement, heading the IOC for 21 years
We are deeply saddened by the loss of IOC Honorary Life President, Juan Antonio Samaranch.
Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch is in "very serious" condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Barcelona. The 89-year-old Spaniard was admitted Sunday after experiencing heart trouble and soon after went into shock, Quiron Hospital chief of internal medicine Rafael Esteban said Tuesday at a news conference. He says Samaranch is sedated and on a respirator.
With fewer than 150 days to go until the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the IOC launched its Young Ambassador Programme in Singapore today.
The 2012 London Olympics will host a mixed doubles tennis event for the first time as well as more women's cycling, the International Olympic Committee announced on Thursday. But the changes, made in a bid to increase the prominence of women's sport, will spell the end of the individual cycling track pursuit races at the Olympics.
The IOC has decided not to re-allocate the women's 100m gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000, which was stripped from drug cheat Marion Jones two years ago. In line with IOC practice, controversial Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou, who finished second behind Jones in Sydney, would have been expected to receive the gold medal.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the first winner of its global digital initiative "The Best of Us Challenge".