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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.

Baseball/ Softball merger becomes official

Baseball/ Softball merger becomes official

31 October 2012

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.

Cycling will remain in the Olympics: Rogge

Cycling will remain in the Olympics: Rogge

25 October 2012

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.

Baseball and softball eye Olympic return

Baseball and softball eye Olympic return

16 October 2012

BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL: The International baseball and softball federations have signed an agreement for their joint bid to get back into the Olympics, and are proposing a shortened tournament they hope will attract major league baseball players.

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