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.
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.
Six Olympic athletes have tested positive for doping in retesting of samples from the Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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At London 2012 Australia won 7 gold medals, 16 silver and 12 bronze, a total of 35 medals.