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Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin has today (Thursday) been named as the sole athlete that tested positive for banned substances at the 2010 winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, following re-analysis of samples taken during the sporting spectacle.

Papa Massata Diack, the man at the heart of multiple probes into the bidding processes for major sporting events, is said to have sent an email on the day Tokyo secured the right to stage the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games warning of the need to “lock” down African votes to prevent them going to rival bidder Madrid.

Salt Lake City in Utah, United States, has established a committee to investigate a possible bid for the 2026 or 2030 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, while the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has spoken of its “disappointment” that Innsbruck will not enter the race to host the 2026 Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has wrapped up its latest inspection visit to Tokyo with a vow to cut costs for the 2020 summer Olympics, as the issue of water pollution at the Games again returned to the surface.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to rule out the prospect that the historic dual awarding of hosting rights for the 2024 and 2028 summer Olympics could be repeated for future editions of the winter Games, while Buenos Aires is said to be considering a bid for the 2032 summer Olympics.

Paris was formally confirmed as host of the 2024 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday, while Los Angeles landed the 2028 Games, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition in what president Thomas Bach claimed was a “win-win-win” situation.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Thursday) expressed its belief that Pyeongchang will stage a successful winter Olympic Games but has called on local organisers to resolve legacy issues, stating this is a “priority” ahead of next year’s event.

Researchers working on improved methods to detect performance-enhancing drugs have said that a potentially groundbreaking new test could be ready in time for the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has moved to allay fears over next year’s winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, by saying that the sporting spectacle is “on track” despite rising tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has said Rio de Janeiro should be given more time to deliver infrastructure that was promised as part of its Olympic Games legacy, following criticism of the Brazilian city’s progress on certain targets.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has welcomed the agreement that is set to see Paris host the 2024 summer Paralympic Games and Los Angeles the 2028 edition of its showpiece event, stating it represents a major opportunity to make a “breakthrough” in the underserved US market.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has dropped the strongest hint yet that the US city is prepared to host the 2028, rather than the 2024 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, after stating that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is drawing up a lucrative offer for the 2028 Games.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has today (Monday) provisionally suspended Council member Frank Fredericks amid an ethics investigation concerning allegations he received almost $300,000 (€263,300) from disgraced marketing consultant Papa Massata Diack.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session has voted unanimously to proceed with forming a tripartite agreement that will see the 2024 and 2028 summer Olympic Games awarded to Los Angeles and Paris.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved changes to the candidature process for the winter Olympic Games, with prospective host cities to benefit from more assistance and reduced costs when bidding for the 2026 event.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Wednesday) released the report by its Evaluation Commission into the bids of Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 summer Olympic Games, stating their proposals are as “good as it can possibly get” for the multi-sport showpiece.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will not take part in this year’s vote to select a host city for the 2024 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates has insisted that the final cost of staging the Tokyo 2020 summer Games should not “scare off” future applicant cities.

Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), has said the country could bid to host the 2028 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

France’s newly-elected President, Emmanuel Macron, threw his weight behind Paris’ bid to secure the 2024 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded its visit to the capital today (Tuesday).