Thomas Bach

Refugee Swimmer Yusra Mardini Wins First Heat of Women’s 100 Fly

Refugee Team Athlete Yusra Mardini won her heat of the women’s 100 butterfly.

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IOC President Bach: Russian Decision a “Twofold Approach”

In a conference call today with media across the world, IOC president Thomas Bach posed the question “how far can you make…

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IOC Opts Not to Ban Russia from Olympics

Hannah Hecht contributed to this report. In a conference call on Sunday from Switzerland, IOC president Thomas Bach made the…

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IOC Calls McLaren Report “Shocking,” Schedules Conference

Following the publication of WADA’s report by Richard McLaren on systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia and McLaren’s conference, the International Olympic Committee has released a statement on the findings.

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Rio Organizers Launch Official 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Medals

The front of the medals features “Rio 2016” surrounded by laurel leaves – a symbol of victory in ancient Greece. The back of the medals feature the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.

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Anti-Doping: Retesting Of London Samples Results In 23 Positives

The retesting of London samples renders unfavorable results for 23 athletes.

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IOC President: More Russian Federations Could Be Banned from Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach said in a conference call on Wednesday that more Russian Federations could be banned from the Olympics…

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Brazilian President Rousseff Impeached 85 Days Out From Olympics

Today the Brazilian Senate has voted to proceed with the impeachment of current Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, leaving the country without its leader less than 90 days from the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony.

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IOC To Hand Over Rio Doping Case Rulings To CAS

In the ever-evolving global anti-doping environment, this week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a significant change in the handling of positive drug tests rendered during the Rio Olympic Games.

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Spread Of Zika Virus Leads To WHO Declaring Public Health Emergency

Due to the ‘explosive spreading’ of the Zika virus throughout Latin America, where reported cases number in the four million range this year alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health state of emergency.

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IOC President supports lifetime doping bans, but admits they aren’t legally possible

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach talked anti-doping in a press conference last week, noting that although he would support lifetime bans for doping, they wouldn’t hold up legally.

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IOC President Pleased With Rio 2016 Progress

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told reporters at the IOC executive board meetings in Kuala Lumpur that he was confident that Rio De Janeiro will put together a great Olympic Games next year.

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Shouts From The Stands: Timing Of Rio 2016 Finals Give Americans Unfair Advantage

Impairing the performances of American opponents and the integrity of sports and competition is not for sale at any price. We won’t stand for it. We won’t permit it.

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IOC President Thomas Bach Significantly Increases Number of Women Nominated to IOC Commissions

These changes are another major step in the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement,”

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Event Cap at the Olympic Games Just One of ‘Agenda 2020’ Key Points

A Limit to the Number of Events in the Olympics? A Channel devoted to the Games? Read on, my friends.

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