Olympic committee

Column: 'Games must go on' spiel grows weaker by the day

It was China's bad luck to land the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID. But the hosts turned those Olympic ideals on their heads any number of times since.

published on : 21st January 2022

François Carrard, legal doyen of Olympic sports, dies at 83

François Carrard was a longtime director-general of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a pioneer in sports administration concerns.

published on : 10th January 2022

IOC assures teams Winter Olympics in Beijing will go ahead

The Swiss Olympic committee said the IOC gave assurances about staging next month's event during a video conference call with teams.

published on : 6th January 2022

AIBA is now IBA, ushers in reforms

According to AIBA president it’s an endeavour to shed all its dirty past and usher in a new clean future.

published on : 14th December 2021

ICC still not losing hope of featuring in 2028 Olympics as 'additional sport'

Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon were excluded and the respective international federations have been given time until 2023 to meet certain criteria to secure their spot at the 2028 Games.

published on : 11th December 2021

More complications after IOC letter to IOA

Some senior members fear that things could go awry any moment.

published on : 11th December 2021

Los Angeles Olympic 2028: Boxing, lifting off priority

The IOC in a statement said they might find their way into the 2028 Olympics if they address their concerns.

published on : 10th December 2021

WTA remains "concerned' about Peng Shuai's ability to speak freely

Peng, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, has dropped out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual abuse in a social media post on Nov 2.

published on : 28th November 2021

Where is Peng Shuai? Why isn't the IOC speaking out?

Peng Shuai's whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery since her allegation earlier this month that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had "forced" her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship.

published on : 20th November 2021

IOC transgender guidelines hailed but questions remain

Several experts say the framework of 10 principles, released by the IOC this week, likely can still be used to restrict the eligibility of trans women.

published on : 19th November 2021

Beijing Olympics get 'gold for repression' in labor report

The alleged abuses include forced labor, jailing of trade unionists and democracy defenders in Hong Kong, intimidation of the LGBTI community, and repression of ethnic and religious minorities.

published on : 9th November 2021

Beijing 2022, IOC and IPC publish first edition of Playbooks for Winter Olympics

The two Playbooks cover the whole journey of all Games participants, detailing the requirements for entry and the measures that will be in place within the closed-loop management system. 

published on : 25th October 2021

IOC VP: Chinese human rights not a concern before 2022 Games

Human rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others have been demanding individual countries and broadcasters boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

published on : 14th October 2021

Kirsty Coventry to chair IOC Coordination Commission for Brisbane 2032

Sixty-six per cent of the Brisbane 2032 Coordination Commission members are women, with the number of female chairs of IOC Commissions now 12 out of 30.

published on : 7th October 2021

IOC urges Olympic teams to ask for Chinese vaccines

Chinese vaccines were bought by the IOC and also made available for delegations heading to the Tokyo Olympics from countries that had approved them for use.

published on : 17th September 2021
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