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Australia, Oceania will compete at first Asian Games in 2022

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Athletes from Australia and the rest of Oceania have been invited to compete at the 2022 Asian Games, Australian Olympic chief John Coates says.

NEW POWERHOUSE. Australia, which won 8 gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, will add tough competition to the Asian Games beginning in 2022. Photo by François-Xavier Marit/AFP

'Superhuman' wanted – Bolt exit leaves vacuum to fill

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

At one point athletics resembled Usain Bolt down and out on the track Now the sport is rebuilding its image

LA City Council urged to approve 2028 Games deal

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The City Administrative Officer and Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst outline risks in shifting to 2028

OLYMPICS. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the announcement of the city's bid to host the 2028 Olympics. A potential deal breaker is whether state legislature will approve the $250 million guarantee to cover possible cost overruns for the Olympiad. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/AFP

Olympics: Paris, LA both poised to win race to host Games

Jul 11, 2017 - 3:24 PM

The International Olympic Committee is poised to hand the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games to Paris and Los Angeles with a landmark double hosting deal set to be approved

This file photo taken on May 11, 2017 shows journalists visiting the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the IOC Evaluation Commission continues with its visit to Los Angeles, California, before a visit to Paris and the September vote for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Frederick J Brown/AFP

3x3 basketball among events added to 2020 Olympics

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:38 PM

This is a historic day for FIBA and 3x3 says FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann

TRIPLE THREAT. Terrence Romeo is one of the players who have moonlighted in 3x3 for the Philippines. File photo by Josh Albelda

28 Russians face action over Sochi Olympics doping – IOC

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The IOC said the action was being taken following evidence produced by World Anti Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren who released his latest report on December 9

This file photo taken on February 21, 2014 at the Olympic Park in Sochi shows a sign showing the direction to the anti-doping laboratory of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. LEON NEAL / AFP

More than 1,000 Russian athletes in 'institutionalized' doping – report

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED International sport had been hijacked by the Russians according to Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren who has previously accused Russia of state sponsored cheating

DAMNING REPORT. Professor Richard McLaren speaks during a press conference following the publication of his report on drug use in Russian sport, in central London on December 9, 2016. Adrian Dennis/AFP

Retroactive doping test catches Russian gold medalist

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:32 AM

There are 7 medalists on the latest list of dope cheats released by the International Olympic Committee but the Russian 3000m women s steeplechase winner is the only champion on the list

DOPING. Russia's gold medalist Yuliya Zaripova, seen in this file photo celebrating on the podium of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, is caught in a retroactive doping test. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

Obama says Olympic host decisions are 'a little bit cooked'

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:09 AM

US President Barack Obama compares the IOC s decision making to the scandal hit FIFA

SECOND CITY SNUB. US President Barack Obama hints at corruption in IOC decisions over which cities host the Olympics. File photo by AFP

Brazil court orders seizure of Olympic broadcaster's assets

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:28 PM

Prosecutors say the Olympic Broadcast Services subjected thousands of workers to abusive labor conditions

ASSETS SEIZED. A Brazilian court has ordered the seizure of goods and assets belonging to the broadcast-arm of the International Olympic Committee. Photo from the Olympic Broadcast Services

Three Russian Olympians fail retroactive Beijing dope tests

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:08 PM

Three more Russian Olympic medallists have tested positive for banned substances

IOC launches inquiry into Ryan Lochte mugging scandal

Aug 20, 2016 - 6:02 AM

4 Olympic swimmers face a disciplinary inquiry after fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint to cover up a drunken incident at a gas station

RETRACTED. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is one of 4 US athletes involved in a controversy which caused a distraction at the Rio Games. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Top IOC official arrested in Rio over illegal ticket sales

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The head of the European Olympic Committees is detained at a luxury hotel in Rio as police look to crack down on ticket scalping

TICKET SCANDAL. File picture taken on August 8, 2016 shows tickets of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games marked with the name of the Olympic Committee of Ireland seized from one of the directors of THG Sports, Irish Kevin James Mallon, displayed during a press conference at the City Police's station in Benfica. Photo by Tasso Marcelo/AFP

Olympics: 271 Russian athletes to be allowed into Rio Games

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Russia will have its smallest team for more than a century for the Olympic games

Baseball, skateboarding among 5 new Olympic sports in for Tokyo 2020

Aug 04, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Surfing karate and climbing will also be included in the Tokyo Olympics

NEW OLYMPIC CHIEF. New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach  at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

Olympics: IOC chief urges total review of world anti-doping system

Aug 03, 2016 - 3:23 PM

In a surprise broadside Bach said the uncovering of widespread Russian doping had shown up deficiencies in the World Anti Doping Agency

NEW OLYMPIC CHIEF. New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach  at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

Olympics: WADA chief insists anti-doping system 'not broken'

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Days before the Olympics start the WADA came under attack from the IOC

NEW LEADER. IOC deputy president Craig Reedie was elected head of global anti-doping body World Anti-Doping Agency. Photo from AFP

Proud Kuwaiti soldier refuses to carry Olympic flag at opening

Aug 01, 2016 - 5:38 PM

With Kuwait banned from the Rio Olympics legendary shooter Fehaid al Deehani has made a stand against carrying the neutral team flag

LOYAL SOLDIER. "I am a military man and I will only carry the Kuwait flag," says Fehaid al-Deehani. Photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP

IOC panel to decide which Russians can compete at Rio Olympics

Jul 31, 2016 - 6:57 PM

The panel will examine each case individually and make the final decision before Friday

THEY'RE HERE. The Russian Olympic team arrives at the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

More Russians banned in mounting Rio Olympics toll

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:28 PM

The number of banned Russians for the Olympics now stands at 41 since Sunday

NEW OLYMPIC CHIEF. New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach  at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

IOC must make sure federations act on doping - USOC

Jul 26, 2016 - 5:22 PM

If the international federations enforce the conditions established by the IOC and if the IOC takes responsibility for ensuring that they do then we will have taken an important step in the right direction

Vitaly Smirnov, a member of the International Olympic Committee and former president of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) attends a press conference after a meeting of the ROC in Moscow, Russia, 25 July 2016. The session aimed to take urgent measures to fight doping in Russian sports and to create a public anti-doping commission. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

Russia avoids complete doping ban at Rio Olympics

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The IOC defers the decision to the discretion of individual sports federations after failing to agree on a blanket ban for state run doping

Turkish weightlifter stripped of 2008 Olympic silver medal for doping

Jul 23, 2016 - 4:11 AM

Sibel Ozkan is ordered to return her silver medal after a sample retest showed signs of the banned substance stanozolol

STRIPPED. Turkey’s Sibel Ozkan poses with her silver medal in the Women’s 48kg Clean & Jerk competition during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The IOC has stripped her of recognition and ordered her to return the medal after a retest of a urine sample turned up positive for a banned substance. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Olympics: Russia faces calls for all-out Rio ban

Jul 22, 2016 - 10:08 AM

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling on Russia s athletics team is seen as a key indicator as the International Olympic Committee debates whether to order a blanket ban on Russia from the Rio Games

Russia's Rio status hangs by thread as IOC considers ban

Jul 19, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The World Anti Doping Agency WADA calls for all Russian competitors and officials to be banned from next month s Olympics

A file picture dated 23 February 2014 of the Olympic flag (L) and the Russian flag (R) during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. Photo by HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/EPA

IOC chief hails 'beautiful' Rio Olympic village

Jun 16, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The village is made up of 31 buildings and will host more than 10 000 athletes

NEW OLYMPIC CHIEF. New International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach  at a press conference closing the 125th IOC session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

Skateboarding close to being included at Tokyo Olympics

Jun 02, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Skateboarding is one of 5 sports which could debut at the 2020 Olympics

OLYMPIC GRIND. Filipino skater Ansey Flores in action at Vans Go Skateboarding Day. If accepted by the IOC, terms such as "disco flip", "roastbeef grab" and "mongo-foot" could become part of the modern Olympic vernacular. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

2016 Rio Olympic Games flame lit at ancient Olympia

Apr 21, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The 4 month Olympic torch relay will cross part of Greece and scores of Brazilian cities before it arrives at Rio s Maracana Stadium for the August 5 Games opening ceremony

OLYMPIC FLAME. Greek actress Katerina Lechou (R), acting as the high priestess, passes the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in Olympia on April 20, 2016, during a dress rehearsal for the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC. Aris Messinis/AFP

Olympics: Four cities open campaign to host 2024 Olympics

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:28 AM

Paris Rome Los Angeles and Budapest are vying to host the 2024 Olympics

CANDIDATE CITIES. (L-R) Paris' Eiffel Tower; Rome's Colosseum; the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles; and the Szechenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest. Images courtesy Wikimedia Commons

POC monitoring Zika outbreak in lead-up to Rio Olympics

Feb 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

It is a potential health problem not only for our athletes but for everyone else should they get infected

DISINFECTION. Local workers disinfect the famous Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 26 January 2016, ahead of the beginning of Rio's Carnival parades, on next 05 February, to fight against the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which spreads the Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna viruses. Photo by Marcelo Sayao / EPA

Beijing wins vote to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Jul 31, 2015 - 6:53 PM

Beijing will become the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympics after defeating Almaty Kazakhstan by a narrow margin for the rights to stage the 2022 Winter Games

HISTORY. China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong speaks during the bid presentation to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Chinese city of Beijing, at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Vincent Thian/Pool/AFP

Lausanne to host 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Jul 31, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The International Olympic Committee has chosen its home city in Switzerland to host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (L) welcomes Swiss Minister of Defense and Sport Ueli Maurer (R) prior to their bid presentation to host the 2020 Youth Winter Olympics in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

IOC hails Tokyo's frugal Olympics budget

Jul 01, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Tokyo s budget compared favorably with previous Olympics insists John Coates chairman of the IOC s Tokyo 2020 coordination commission

An area of land where some facilities are planned to be constructed for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan taken on 06 September 2013. File Photo by CHRISTOPHER JUE/EPA

Olympics: IOC allows two country games, lifts sports limit

Dec 09, 2014 - 8:16 AM

The changes are part of a push by IOC chief Thomas Bach to make the world s biggest sporting event cheaper to stage and more attractive as well as bolster the credibility of the IOC

The Olympic rings at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. File/David Lozada/ Rappler

Covering Nanjing: How sports can bring the world together

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM

For all the young athletes who went to Nanjing this year’s games were their first Olympic experience For some it will be their only Olympic experience

CULTURAL EXCHANGE. The Youth Olympic Village was home to more than 6,000 young athletes during the Nanjing Youth Olympics. More than the sports events, the athletes also underwent cultural and educational programs. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

PH team ‘all set’ for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Aug 09, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The 7 man delegation aged 15 to 17 years old will compete in 6 sports events – triathlon swimming archery track and field artistic gymnastics and air rifle

FOR THE COUNTRY. POC Chairman Peping Cojuangco Jr hands the Philippine flag to YOG CDM Jonne Go during the team send off ceremonies on August 1. Photo by David Lozada

Rio faces marathon run towards 2016 Olympics

Aug 05, 2014 - 8:29 AM

The spotlight falls on the marvelous city s ambitious 16 billion project for the Olympics first visit to South America

Workers install a sign before the ceremony marking the opening of construction at the Deodoro Sports Complex for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 3, 2014. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

After World Cup success, concern for Rio Olympics

Jul 15, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Sewage in the bay hosting sailing competitions and slow work at other sites have raised concerns about Rio 2016 in a repeat of the delays that had workers scrambling to polish off stadiums only days before the World Cup began

'ON THIS SITE WILL RISE...' Workers install a sign before the ceremony marking the opening of construction at the Deodoro Sports Complex for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 3, 2014. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

#Sochi2014 closing ceremony: 9 memorable moments

Feb 24, 2014 - 9:58 AM

Some of the most memorable moments and performances from the packed Fisht Stadium as the XXII Olympic Winter Games comes to a close

CELEBRATION. Sochi let its hair down on Sunday, February 23, at a rollicking end-of-games Olympic party celebrating Russia's spirit and culture through the country's rich heritage of music and art. Photos from AFP

Curtain falls on Sochi Winter Olympics

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:40 AM

In a glitzy closing ceremony International Olympic Committee IOC president Thomas Bach says Russia delivered all what it had promised

FAREWELL, SOCHI. Fireworks are seen above the Olympic Park during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia, 23 February 2014. Armando Babani/EPA

Party time as Sochi Winter Olympics close

Feb 24, 2014 - 7:27 AM

In a show themed Reflections of Russia a Marc Chagall fantasy world of brides and fiddlers clowns and acrobats children and animals came to life in a scene inspired by one of his paintings

GRAND CLOSING. Dancers performing during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi, Russia, 23 February 2014. Daniel Karmann/EPA

'Sooner or later we'll get you,' IOC warns dopers

Feb 16, 2014 - 12:55 PM

At Sochi there is a reduced emphasis on post competition tests and more on pre competition in a bid to catch potential offenders unawares

OLYMPICS AT SOCHI. The Olympic Rings are seen at the Adler airport, outside of Sochi, Russia, 25 February 2013. The 22nd Olympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi from 07 February until 23 February 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russian court jails Olympic critic for three years

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:27 PM

A Russian environmentalist who campaigned against damage caused by Olympic development was sentenced to three years in a penal colony

OLYMPICS AT SOCHI. The Olympic Rings are seen at the Adler airport, outside of Sochi, Russia, 25 February 2013. The 22nd Olympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi from 07 February until 23 February 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Germany's Vogt wins historic women's ski jump Olympic gold

Feb 12, 2014 - 6:51 AM

The big surprise was the complete absence on the podium of Japanese teen sensation Sara Takanashi currently World Cup leader and Youth Olympic champion

AT THE PODIUM. Gold medal winner Carina Vogt (C) of Germany celebrates with silver medal winner Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (L) of Austria and bronze medal winner Coline Mattel of France during the Ladies' Normal Hill Individual competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 11 February 2014. Fehim Demir/EPA

Ski jumping girls lift-off after long, controversial wait

Feb 11, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Their presence on the international stage has been late in coming compared to men s ski jumping which has featured in every Olympics since 1924 in Chamonix France

READY FOR PRIMETIME. Japan's Sara Takanashi readies to compete in the Women's Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual official training at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014 in Rosa Khutor, near Sochi. John Macdougall/AFP

Putin declares Russia 'ready' as torch comes to Sochi

Feb 06, 2014 - 9:40 AM

Concerns still remain over Russia s suitability as a venue with a another anti Games ecological activist sent to jail and protests planned worldwide over Russia s now notorious anti gay law

WELCOME TO SOCHI. Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) takes part in a ceremony of greeting Russian athletes in the Olympic village in Sochi, Russia, 05 February 2014. Alexei Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/Kremlin pool/EPA

PH among first teams to arrive in still unprepared Sochi

Feb 02, 2014 - 10:25 PM

Russia welcomes the first teams to its southern resort of Sochi less than a week ahead of the start to the Olympic Games as organizers worked all out to finish accommodations on time

OLYMPICS AT SOCHI. The Olympic Rings are seen at the Adler airport, outside of Sochi, Russia, 25 February 2013. The 22nd Olympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi from 07 February until 23 February 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Sochi Games promote 'dictatorship' – Kasparov

Feb 02, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Russian former chess great Garry Kasparov calls on athletes to protest saying that Sochi 2014 promoted dictatorship

'DICTATORSHIP.' Chess great Garry Kasparov believes that participating in Sochi 2014 'gives a boost to the dictator.' File Photo from kasparov2014.com

IOC dismisses latest Sochi terror scare

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:29 AM

IOC: The email sent to a number of NOCs contains no threat and appears to be a random message from a member of the public

OLYMPICS AT SOCHI. The Olympic Rings are seen at the Adler airport, outside of Sochi, Russia, 25 February 2013. The 22nd Olympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi from 07 February until 23 February 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia hosts Putin's Games under unprecedented scrutiny

Jan 20, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Concerns over the risk of militant attacks and a controversy over gay rights threatening to overshadow the winter sports extravaganza itself

OLYMPICS AT SOCHI. The Olympic Rings are seen at the Adler airport, outside of Sochi, Russia, 25 February 2013. The 22nd Olympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi from 07 February until 23 February 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA