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2 Dec 2020
Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to be re-elected for a second term as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, the IOC announced in a statement yesterday. Bach, a native of Germany, will be the only candidate for the next presidential election, which will take place in Athens during the 137th IOC Session, March 10-12, 2021. “As…
1 Dec 2020
Thomas Bach will stand unopposed to serve a second term as International Olympic Committee president, the body said on Tuesday.
13 Sep 2020
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.
16 May 2020
Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Saturday called for vigilance and patience in preparations for the Tokyo Summer Games, postponed a year until 2021
2 Apr 2020
The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and the shutdown of the sporting calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic are going to hit international sports federations hard financially.
19 Mar 2020
Olympic organisers have warned “no solution will be ideal” in preparing for Tokyo 2020 after being accused of putting athletes “in danger”.
19 Mar 2020
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
18 Mar 2020
As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and most sports leagues and events have shut down operation for the foreseeable future, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a statement...
11 Jan 2020
United States World Cup icon Megan Rapinoe Friday vowed that athletes "will not be silenced" after the International Olympic Committee warned against political protests
22 Nov 2019
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.
1 Nov 2019
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.
6 Oct 2019
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.

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