UK Government again urges IOC to ban Russia from Paris 2024 Olympics

UK Government again urges IOC to ban Russia from Paris 2024 Olympics after World Athletics decision

World Athletics’ continued ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes has been welcomed by the United Kingdom Government, who have urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to follow suit. The International Federation on Thursday (March 23) lifted a suspension on the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), imposed for a string of state-sponsored doping offences, after more than […]

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Bach opens new Olympic headquarters in Aruba during Caribbean tour

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach opened the new headquarters of the Aruban Olympic Committee (COA) on a visit to the island. Bach stopped off in the Dutch territory during his tour of Central America and the Caribbean, which saw him visit seven countries. He was welcomed in Aruba by the island’s IOC vice-president […]

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Duncan Mackay: Visit of Matytsin to India shows how big cracks are appearing in the Olympic Movement

Pictures this week of Russia’s Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin visiting India and being feted by top officials, including the country’s National Olympic Committee President PT Usha, will have set loud alarm bells ringing in Lausanne. Matytsin also received a warm welcome from his counterpart, India’s Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, where among the things discussed was […]

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Bach praises OCA's work engaging athletes at opening of Forum in Bangkok

Bach praises OCA’s work engaging athletes at opening of Forum in Bangkok

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has opened the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Athletes’ Forum here by praising the continental body for its work in engaging athletes in decision making. The OCA is staging its Athletes’ Forum jointly with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, and IOC Athletes’ Commission chair Emma Terho is among […]

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Kosovo President slams country’s exclusion from IBA Women’s World Championships

Osmani has taken to social media to urge Indian officials to “reconsider their decision” on the participation of the world bronze medallist, insisting Kosovo is “entitled” to compete under its flag and anthem. Kosovo’s Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Hajrulla Çeku has also said that “such actions can’t pass without consequences”. The Kosovo Government […]

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Lindberg suspends IOC Future Host Commission membership due to Sweden’s 2030 Winter Olympics interest

The Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) last month launched a feasibility study for staging the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and is conducting “informal exchange” with the IOC. It has approached the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK) to gauge its interest in joining the bid, having also formed a part of Stockholm-Åre’s unsuccessful attempt to secure hosting […]

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