Thomas Bach

IOC President Pledges $10 Million To Four-Part Anti-Doping Action Plan

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has announced a $10 million action plan against doping, broken into four parts.

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As Bidding to Host the Olympic Games Loses Popularity, IOC Contemplates Change

While the IOC has devised reforms to almost every aspect of the Games, it is still working to change aspects of the host selection procedure.

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Doping Network Linked To 21 Athletes Around The World

A total of 21 athletes from three winter sports and two summer sports were connected to an “internationally active doping network” back in late March.

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Sony Pictures Networks India to Broadcast Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has been awarded the broadcast rights in India and the Subcontinent for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as well as the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020.

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Olympic Charter Rule 40 Relaxed Big-Time For German Olympic Athletes

German Olympic athletes like Marco Koch will now be able to have much more flexibility and freedom in sponsorships and advertising during the Olympic Games.

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NOC Delegates From North and South Korea to Meet February 15th

On Friday, February 15th, delegates from both North and South Korean National Olympic Committees will meet at the International Olympic Committee Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss potential joint activities for both NOCs for the time remaining before the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games,.

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WADA To Consider Re-Suspending Russia After Missed Data Deadline

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold a committee meeting on January 14 to weigh a potential re-suspension and other sanctions after Russia failed to meet a December 31 deadline for turning over anti-doping information.

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IOC Takes Leadership Role in UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative

As world leaders at the UN Climate Change Summit in Poland (COP24) prepare to implement the Paris Agreement to limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken on a leadership role in the new UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative.

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Tokyo 2020 on Track to Deliver Unifying Olympic Games

During its seventh visit to Tokyo (3-5 December), it was clear to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission that the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee is on track to host unifying Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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IOC Commits to Increasing Number of Young Change-Makers for 2019

The IOC will be significantly increasing the number of Young Change-Makers (YCMs) on its Commissions for 2019, IOC President Thomas Bach announced on the final day of the three-day IOC Youth Summit taking place in Tokyo.

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IOC Athletes’ Commission to Organize Biggest-Ever Athletes Forum

The IOC Athletes’ Commission is set to invite the largest ever contingent of international athlete representatives to Lausanne, Switzerland, from 13 to 15 April 2019 for the bi-annual IOC International Athletes’ Forum.

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IOC Member, ANOC Official Steps Aside Due To Forgery Allegations

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has stepped away from his Olympic positions in the wake of forgery allegations.

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IOC Pres Calls On NOCs To Defend Sports From ‘Commercial Bodies’

Though Bach didn’t mention the specific organizations by name, the issue connects to the ongoing struggle between FINA and the ISL in swimming.

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Canada, Italy, Sweden Candidates for 2026 Winter Olympics

Courtesy: International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session today invited Calgary (Canada), Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden)…

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IOC Adds 30 Female Commissioners in Effort to Improve Gender Equality

In an effort to improve gender equality and representation in sport, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it has added 30 women to various commission positions.

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