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Coates welcomes Tokyo 2020 golf venue embracing gender equality

Coates welcomes Tokyo 2020 golf venue embracing gender equality

21 March 2017

AOC President John Coates has played a key role in achieving gender equality at the venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games golf tournaments.

IOC announces principles for a more robust Anti-Doping System

IOC announces principles for a more robust Anti-Doping System

17 March 2017

The IOC outlines 12 principles for a more robust and independent global Anti-Doping System to protect clean athletes.

IOC launches bold initiative on gender equality

IOC launches bold initiative on gender equality

17 March 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved a major review project regarding gender equality in the Olympic Movement.

IOC outlines its proposal in the fight against doping

IOC outlines its proposal in the fight against doping

2 March 2017

The IOC lays out the proposals of the Olympic Movement in the fight against doping.

IOC and Alibaba Group launch historic long-term partnership

IOC and Alibaba Group launch historic long-term partnership

20 January 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028.

Historic visit by Chinese President emphasises strong ties with IOC

Historic visit by Chinese President emphasises strong ties with IOC

19 January 2017

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Olympic Museum today, in what is the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the IOC.

IOC President Bach discusses the “Independent Person” Report

IOC President Bach discusses the “Independent Person” Report

10 December 2016

The detailed findings show that there was a fundamental attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and on sport in general.

Two Rio 2016 athletes to lose medals for doping

Two Rio 2016 athletes to lose medals for doping

9 December 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a Russian boxer and Romanian weightlifter will lose medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after failing doping tests at the games.

Bach wants life bans for proven cheats

Bach wants life bans for proven cheats

9 December 2016

Russian athletes and officials who are proven to have been part of a doping "manipulation system" should be banned for life from the Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Cheerleading and Muaythai become IOC recognised Sports

Cheerleading and Muaythai become IOC recognised Sports

7 December 2016

The martial art of Muaythai kickboxing and Cheerleading have made their way into the Olympic movement.

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