IOC News

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has said “timing is right” for women’s boxing to be part of the Olympics.

A labratory technician works at the Doping Control Laboratory of the Biochemical Institute at the University for Sports on August 19, 2008 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bahrain's first Olympic track and field gold medalist, an Italian cycling silver medalist and a prominent German cyclist are among the six athletes caught for blood doping in retests of their Beijing samples.

A labratory technician works at the Doping Control Laboratory of the Biochemical Institute at the University for Sports on August 19, 2008 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Six Olympic athletes have tested positive for doping in retesting of samples from the Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted to abolish the international legs of the Olympic torch relay leading up the games at its executive meeting in Denver, Colorado.

A panel of anti-doping experts is pushing for increased efforts to teach equestrian riders about doping rules in an attempt to solve the sport's problems with horses failing drug tests at the Olympics.

Five women from Burundi, Cuba, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Croatia were honoured by the International Olympic Committee on Thursday for promoting the cause of women in sports.

The IAAF would like even tougher rules on out-of-competition drug tests, and flatly rejects demands for a holiday break from doping controls for the world's top athletes.

Opening of the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series at U.S. Celluar Field on October 22, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.

The IOC today announced that it has received the Candidature Files of the four cities bidding to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016.

Jacques Rogge announcing Inssbruck as the host of the 1st Winter Games YOG in January 2012.

Innsbruck will host the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012. The result was unveiled today by IOC President Jacques Rogge at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne.

A labratory technician works at the Doping Control Laboratory of the Biochemical Institute at the University for Sports on August 19, 2008 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Patrik Stollarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

About 500 doping samples from the Beijing Olympics will be retested next month for CERA and other illegal substances, the IOC said on Tuesday.