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Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

DOPING: The World Anti-Doping Agency says it is against the imposition of criminal sanctions on cheating athletes despite a tougher code that will come into effect on January 1.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends the Men's Luge Singles on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

IOC: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach urged delegates to seize the chance for change and approve a wide-ranging revamp of the Games likely to include a shake-up of the sports contested and a new TV channel.

Renee McElduff on the start track at the Beijing Olympic Stadium which was transformed into an Aerial Skiing venue for the 2013 World Cup event in December.

2022 WINTER OLYMPICS: Beijing is confident it can host the 2022 Winter Olympics, an official said on Tuesday, after several withdrawals left the bid -- initially seen as a dry run for a future event -- the unlikely favourite.

Rio medals will be recycled

5 November 2014
It’s what all the athletes going to the Youth Olympic Games are dreaming of, the Nanjing 2014 medal...

RIO 2016: The Brazilian Mint will produce the objects most desired by the world's top athletes in the next few years – the medals that will be awarded at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

IOC President Thomas Bach and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agree historic deal to use sport to better the world.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has welcomed the historic recognition by the United Nations of the autonomy of the IOC and sport.

IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge speaks to the media during a press conference on July 16, 2010 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty

IOC: IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge completed his first mission as Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Youth Refugees and Sport. Meanwhile the IOC mourns the passing of Sir Tennant Edward (Tay) Wilson KNZM, OBE.

President of the IOC Thomas Bach hosts the Executive Board Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed today on a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The recommendations will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on 8 and 9 December.

Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC Member from Morocco and Chair the 2016 Coordination Commission fields questions from the media at a press conference during the 7th Meeting of the IOC Coordination Commission on October 1, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On El Moutawakel's right is Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.

The IOC Coordination Commission has concluded its seventh visit to the South American host city, satisfied with the progress that the Rio organisers have made since their last visit in March.

A general view of the Mountains ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor athletes village on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

VALUES: The IOC will require future Olympic host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia's adoption of a law banning so-called gay "propaganda" before Sochi 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach attends a press conference on July 1, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

IOC: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble met today at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne to advance collaboration on the protection of sport from corruption, particularly the manipulation of competition through betting.