IOC News

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.

Seven sports bid for 2016

15 November 2008
Tiger Woods celebrates with the trophy after winning on the first sudden death playoff hole during the 108th U.S. Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course) on June 16, 2008 in San Diego, California.

Seven sports fighting over two spots for inclusion in the 2016 Summer Olympics presented their cases to the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland.The leaders of baseball, softball, golf, karate, roller sports, rugby and squash met the 16-member program commission, which will deliver an

Rogge to seek second term

26 October 2008
Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee speaks during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Jacques Rogge has confirmed the worst-kept secret in the Olympic world - he's running for another term as president of the International Olympic Committee.

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)

DOPING: Any athletes who thought they got away with doping at the Beijing Olympics shouldn't rest easy. The drug police are coming back.