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Rogge impressed by Nanjing

Rogge impressed by Nanjing

31 January 2013

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.

Armstrong stripped of Sydney 2000 medal

Armstrong stripped of Sydney 2000 medal

18 January 2013

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.

Three cities submit 2020 Olympic bids

Three cities submit 2020 Olympic bids

8 January 2013

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).

IOC strips four Athens medals

IOC strips four Athens medals

6 December 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.

India has rights suspended by IOC

India has rights suspended by IOC

5 December 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.

IOC warns Rio Olympic Organisers

IOC warns Rio Olympic Organisers

5 December 2012

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 issues warning to Irish sailor who bet

IOC issues warning to Irish sailor who bet

5 December 2012

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

Badminton rules changed

30 November 2012

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.

Windsurfing survives Rio eviction scare

Windsurfing survives Rio eviction scare

12 November 2012

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.

Games flame memento Australia bound

Games flame memento Australia bound

8 November 2012

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

Off the water with Aussie rowers

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

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Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.