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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…
'Extremely worried' Olympics body threatens to expel boxing
The International Olympic Committee threatened to axe boxing from the Tokyo 2020 Games on Sunday as it opened an investigation into the sport's controversial governing...
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.
Team Nigeria in coat of many colours
They say they are determined to win laurels for the country. Everyday they step out of their hostels at the Games Village to train and get ready for their events, which come thick and fast.
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.