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2020 Sports Equation

2020 Sports Equation

13 February 2013

IOC: On 12 February, 2013, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Wrestling grapples for its Olympic future

Wrestling grapples for its Olympic future

13 February 2013

Wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first Games in ancient Greece, is fighting for its Olympic survival, after the IOC voted to remove it from the core sports for 2020.

Athletes praise Sochi venues

Athletes praise Sochi venues

11 February 2013

SOCHI 2014: There were Test Events aplenty in Sochi over the weekend as the Russian host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games welcomed athletes in Nordic Combined, Cross Country and Short Track Speed Skating.

2020: One sport must go

2020: One sport must go

9 February 2013

IOC: Removing a sport from the Olympics is one of the IOC's most sensitive tasks.

Rogge hails Pyeongchang's progress

Rogge hails Pyeongchang's progress

4 February 2013

PYEONGCHANG 2018: As part of his official visit to the Republic of Korea, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has paid a visit to some of the venues that will host events during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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.

Australian Medallists of the Rio Games

Qantas Welcome Home Ceremony

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.