International Olympic Committee
Iran executes wrestler, evoking shock and condemnation
Iran said it executed a wrestler Saturday for murdering a man during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018, drawing widespread condemnation and eliciting shock from the International Olympic Committee.
Olympic chief calls for 'vigilance and patience' ahead of Tokyo Games
Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Saturday called for vigilance and patience in preparations for the Tokyo Summer Games, postponed a year until 2021
Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers respond to frustrated athletes
Olympic organisers have warned “no solution will be ideal” in preparing for Tokyo 2020 after being accused of putting athletes “in danger”.
Olympic Value Education Programme for university athletes begins in Lagos
The first edition of the Olympic Value Education Programme (OVEP) for Nigerian University Athletes for schools in the South West began at the Lagos State University on Tuesday
US World Cup star Rapinoe slams IOC 'no protest' policy
United States World Cup icon Megan Rapinoe Friday vowed that athletes "will not be silenced" after the International Olympic Committee warned against political protests
Boxing officials at Rio 2016 banned from Tokyo 2020 Olympics
None of the 36 referees and judges used at the Rio 2016 boxing competition will be allowed to officiate at Tokyo 2020, an International Olympic Committee task force has said.
Japanese politician urges IOC to move Tokyo 2020 golf because of heat
A well-known Japanese politician has called on Olympic chief, Thomas Bach, to move the Tokyo 2020 golf tournaments somewhere cooler, saying that keeping them in their planned location would be irresponsible because of the heat, reports Reuters.
Athletics has problems but reformer Coe pivotal to solving them, experts say
Athletics could have done without the swathes of empty seats in Doha and the four-year ban for high-profile coach Alberto Salazar that exploded in the middle of the World Championships.
Allianz to become worldwide IOC partner
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Allianz, a global insurance group, have announced that the insurer will join the “Worldwide Olympic Partner” (TOP) programme from 2021 to 2028. In July 2018, Nigerian insurer, Ensure Insurance, was acquired by the Allianz Group and rebranded to Allianz Nigeria in December 2018. Through this sponsorship agreement, Allianz…
IOC to appeal against CAS decision to lift Russian doping bans
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Thursday that it will appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal against the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to lift doping bans on 28 Russians. A few days before the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, CAS ruled that there was "insufficient" evidence that the athletes…