Olympics-IOC to support Korea peace talks with sports initiatives-Bach

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 3 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the request of North and South Korea, will support peace talks on the Korean peninsula with sports initiatives, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday. The countries marched under a unified flag at the opening and closing ceremonies of February’s Winter […]

IOC to appeal all CAS decisions on 28 cleared Russians

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 3 : The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to overturn doping bans imposed on 28 Russian athletes will be challenged by the International Olympic Committee at a Swiss tribunal, the IOC said on Thursday. In February CAS overturned the bans and sanctions imposed on 28 out of a […]

Olympics-IOC plans medal reallocation ceremonies to honour athletes

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 2 : Olympic medals will be reallocated within 12 months of the end of any legal procedure and athletes can chose their ceremony, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday as it looks to give those cheated out of medals their moment of glory. Many athletes have had medals […]

N.Korea will take part in next two Olympics – IOC chief Bach

By Martin Quin Pollard and Irene Wang BEIJING, Mar 31 : North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Saturday after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Bach travelled to Pyongyang on Thursday in a visit that […]

IOC edges closer to bringing Russia in from the cold – sources

By Karolos Grohmann PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 22 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is edging closer to allowing Russia to march behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony, sources said, in a move Moscow hopes will mark the end of its ostracism from world sport. Sources familiar with the matter at […]