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President Xi First Chinese Leader to Visit IOC

January 18, 2017

(ATR) China President Xi Jinping visits the Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Wednesday during his three-day trip to Switzerland. China President Xi Jinping and IOC chief Thoma...

Anti-Doping Should be Job One for IOC in 2017 -- OpEd

January 16, 2017

In September, the International Olympic Committee is scheduled to select the city to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the successor to Tokyo in 2020. IOC Session in Rio de Jane...

Four Athletes Lose Medals in Final Beijing 2008 Retests

January 12, 2017

(ATR) Three Chinese weightlifters and a shotputter from Belarus have failed doping retests from the Beijing 2008 Summer Games. Xiexia Chen is sanctioned by the IOC for dopi...

IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012

January 12, 2017

As part of this process, the IOC today announced that eight athletes have been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The details follow. Lei CAO...

Chinese Director to Organize Second Olympic Flag Handover

January 10, 2017

(ATR) A familiar face to the Olympic Movement will direct the Beijing 2022 Olympic flag handover to close out the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. Zhang Yimou will direct the...

China's Sports Minister Tapped to Lead Olympic Committee

December 29, 2016

(ATR) Gou Zhongwen is replacing Liu Peng as president of the Chinese Olympic Committee. Chinese Olympic Committee president Gou Zhongwen (Peking University) Zhongwen was a...

Golden 25 - #1 - World Leaders Shape Olympic Future

January 01, 2017

(ATR) The heads of state of the Olympics Big Three – U.S. , Russia and China --will make an impact in 2017, each in distinctive manner. Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin (r)...

Putin in Doping Denial as IOC Crackdown Begins

December 23, 2016

(ATR) Twenty-eight Russian athletes are now facing disciplinary proceedings from the International Olympic Committee following Sochi 2014 doping retests. IOC president Thom...

IOC: More London 2012 Doping Cases to Come

December 07, 2016

(ATR) The IOC’s medical director says he expects “many more” positives in reanalysis of doping samples from the London Olympics in the run-in to Tokyo 2020. Richard Budgett (...

IOC Leadership Faces Doping Crisis

December 05, 2016

(ATR) The next steps in the overhaul of the fight against doping could be taken at this week’s meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Lausanne. IOC executive board meeting i...

CAS Media Release: Sibel Ozkan Konak Appeal Dismissed by CAS

December 01, 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the Turkish weightlifter Ms Sibel Özkan Konak and the International Olymp...

Retesting Producing a Bevy of New Olympic Medalists

November 22, 2016

(ATR) There are 17 Olympic athletes who have in the past few days become medalists, thanks to retesting of doping samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Weightlifting 94k...

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