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Golf, rugby favoured as sports bid for Olympics

Golf, rugby favoured as sports bid for Olympics

16 June 2009

With seven sports vying for inclusion in the 2016 Summer Games, Colin Montgomerie and Annika Sorenstam delivered the message on Monday that winning an Olympic gold medal in golf would be as important as winning a major.

‘Timing is right’ for women’s boxing

‘Timing is right’ for women’s boxing

22 May 2009

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has said “timing is right” for women’s boxing to be part of the Olympics.

All six athletes identified in Beijing doping cases

All six athletes identified in Beijing doping cases

30 April 2009

Bahrain's first Olympic track and field gold medalist, an Italian cycling silver medalist and a prominent German cyclist are among the six athletes caught for blood doping in retests of their Beijing samples.

No Australians among new Beijing positive tests

No Australians among new Beijing positive tests

29 April 2009

Six Olympic athletes have tested positive for doping in retesting of samples from the Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.

IOC dumps world torch tour

IOC dumps world torch tour

30 March 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted to abolish the international legs of the Olympic torch relay leading up the games at its executive meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Teaching riders is top goal for anti-doping panel

Teaching riders is top goal for anti-doping panel

9 March 2009

A panel of anti-doping experts is pushing for increased efforts to teach equestrian riders about doping rules in an attempt to solve the sport's problems with horses failing drug tests at the Olympics.

IOC honours 5 women for service to sports

IOC honours 5 women for service to sports

6 March 2009

Five women from Burundi, Cuba, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Croatia were honoured by the International Olympic Committee on Thursday for promoting the cause of women in sports.

IAAF calls tough out-of-competition testing fair

IAAF calls tough out-of-competition testing fair

6 March 2009

The IAAF would like even tougher rules on out-of-competition drug tests, and flatly rejects demands for a holiday break from doping controls for the world's top athletes.

Obama shadow looms over 2016 hopefuls

Obama shadow looms over 2016 hopefuls

13 February 2009

The IOC today announced that it has received the Candidature Files of the four cities bidding to host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016.

Innsbruck to host 1st Winter YOG

Innsbruck to host 1st Winter YOG

12 December 2008

Innsbruck will host the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012. The result was unveiled today by IOC President Jacques Rogge at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne.

Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018

Best of Buenos Aires 2018

Did you know?

Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.

Did you know?

At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.