International Olympic Committee
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…
Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping
Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag.
Documents reveal Africa gave 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Games to Brazil
New documents released in Brazil have revealed how officials working for Rio 2016 lobbied in Africa in the late stages of their successful bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics: From Olympia to Rio
From the plains of Olympia in Greece to Mount Olivet, in Kentucky; from the shorelines of Oviedo, to the favelas of Rio, the attention of the world would be temporarily shifted – from August 5 to August 21 – to different sports centres scattered across Brazil where the world’s biggest sports meet would be taking place.
Olympic committee clears all 11 Russian boxers to compete
All 11 Russian boxers who qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have been given the all clear to compete at the Games following confirmation from the IOC, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said yesterday.
Sport divided as Russia escapes blanket doping ban
The International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping left international sports leaders divided on Monday, less than two weeks before the opening ceremony.
IOC decides against blanket doping ban for Russia
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia's state-run doping.