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Olympics: Powerful Sheikh Ahmad temporarily leaves IOC roles

19 Nov 2018

BERLIN Powerful International Olympic Committee member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said on Monday he had temporarily stepped down from his roles in the Olympic body amid an ongoing legal case in Switzerland.

Olympics: IOC faces 2026 Winter Games conundrum as cities flee

16 Nov 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is facing its most serious bidding crisis in decades as cities drop out of the 2026 Winter Games bid race en masse, leaving a field of just two candidates.

Calgary 2026 Winter Games bid plebiscite too close to call

13 Nov 2018

The plebiscite on the troubled Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics bid on Tuesday will be a tight race but if the Canadian city survives the vote it could go on to land the Games, bid CEO Mary Moran said.

Russia must meet criteria for full return to IBU: president

07 Nov 2018

Russia will have to meet a set of criteria approved by the International Biathlon Union (IBU) if it is to become a full member again, new IBU President Olle Dahlin has said.

Olympics: Argentina considers potential late run for 2026 Winter Games

01 Nov 2018

BERLIN Argentina could be a late candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the country's Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, as the three current bidders face major obstacles ahead of next year's decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Olympics - Refugee team to take part at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: IOC

10 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES Refugees will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive Summer Games.

IOC has asked Senegal to help in Diack investigation

10 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES The International Olympic Committee has asked Senegal to support a French investigation into the son of the former head of the international athletics federation (IAAF) who is suspected of corruption, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday.

Olympics-Refugee team to take part at Tokyo 2020 Olympics-IOC

10 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Oct 9 Refugees will be able to take part at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it would form a refugee team for the second consecutive summer Games.

IOC session ratifies three bidders for 2026 Winter Olympics

10 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES The cities of Calgary and Stockholm and an Italian bid involving Cortina D'Ampezzo and Milan officially became candidates for the 2026 Winter Olympics on Tuesday after the International Olympic Committee ratified their bids.

Olympics: IOC elects nine new members but snubs FIFA and IAAF again

09 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES The International Olympic Committee admitted nine new members on Tuesday but snubbed both soccer's FIFA and athletics' IAAF again as both have struggled with widespread corruption and doping scandals.

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