International Olympic Committee (IOC)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it has created a group of 389 Russian athletes who will be eligible to compete under a neutral flag at the 2018 winter Olympic Games, amid the doping scandal enveloping sport in the country.

Four years is a lifetime in social media, notes Richard Clarke, and the “greatest show on earth” is an opportunity to demonstrate the state of the art, and then attempt to nudge it a little further.

Autocrats and populists have always sought to exploit the profile of ‘mega events’, says Tim Crow. But sport tends to resist.

Camiel Eurlings has resigned as a member of the International Olympic Committee after facing allegations that he assaulted a former girlfriend in his native Netherlands.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Tuesday) issued its latest set of sanctions against Russian athletes following retesting of doping samples from the 2014 winter Olympics, with the women’s national ice hockey team disqualified from the competition and six athletes issued with life bans.

Russian President Vladimir Putin today (Wednesday) confirmed the country’s authorities will not seek to boycott the 2018 winter Olympic Games, but questioned the terms of the International Olympic Committee’s sanctions.

Former Synergy chief executive Tim Crow argues the International Olympic Committee has little to lose and everything to gain by taking on the financial burden of a smaller, smarter Olympic Games.

Russia has no plans to boycott the 2018 winter Olympic Games should the International Olympic Committee (IOC) opt to impose restrictions on the country’s participation, a Kremlin spokesman said today (Monday).

Biathlete Olga Zaitseva has today (Friday) become the latest Russian medallist at the Sochi 2014 winter Olympic Games to be handed a life ban, as Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko again issued strong denials regarding the existence of a state-backed doping system.

The International Olympic Committee has today (Thursday) concluded its reanalysis of Russian drug tests from the 2012 summer Olympic Games and sanctioned two further athletes.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued life bans to a further five Russian athletes, including Sochi 2014 gold medallists Dmitrii Trunenkov and Aleksei Negodailo, as it gave its full backing to the evidence supplied by whistle-blower Grigory Rodchenkov and World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report author Professor Richard McLaren into the doping system in place at Russia’s winter Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Friday) sanctioned a further four Russian athletes, including Sochi 2014 double-gold medallist Alexandr Zubkov, for their part in a state-backed doping program at Russia’s home winter Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today issued life bans to a further four Russian athletes, including Sochi 2014 gold medallist Alexander Tretyakov, as part of the latest set of sanctions surrounding doping at Russia’s home winter Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed its confidence that Pyeongchang will stage a successful winter Olympic Games after wrapping up its final project review today (Wednesday).

The City of Calgary has voted to continue with plans over mounting a bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, with further funding for the effort set to be assessed next week.

Maxim Vylegzhanin, a three-time silver medallist at the 2014 winter Olympics, has been handed a life ban from future Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), alongside three other cross-country skiers, as part of the latest sanctions concerning Russian doping offences at the event.

The IOC is revamping its bidding process for the Olympic Games. Mark Bisson finds out how the new framework will work for the governing body and bidding cities.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued life bans from the Olympics to two Russian athletes, including a gold medallist at Sochi 2014, in the first sanctions to be handed down following the investigation into an alleged state-backed doping system in place at Russia’s winter Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Monday) named Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant and Patrick Baumann as chairmen of the Coordination Commissions for the 2024 and 2028 summer Olympic Games, respectively.

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) rules governing athlete endorsement deals at the Olympic Games have been met with a fresh challenge with the news that Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, is taking action against the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).