International Olympic Committee

  • Tokyo Games Apr 7

    Athletes Already Qualified for Tokyo Games Get to Keep Spots

    About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots in the Tokyo Olympics are in for 2021

  • Russia Oct 29, 2019

    Anti-Doping Agencies Subjected to ‘Significant' Cyberattacks

    Microsoft Corp. says a Russia-linked cyberhacking group has made “significant” attacks on at least 16 sports and anti-doping organizations across three continents since September. The technology company said Monday the attacks are coming from a group associated with Fancy Bear, which has hacked into systems at the World Anti-Doping Agency and elsewhere to publish reams of confidential medical material on...

  • Russia Jul 30, 2019

    More Than 100 Million Affected by Capital One Breach

    Capital One says a hacker got access to the personal information of over 100 million individuals applying for credit.

  • Europe Jul 23, 2019

    Tokyo Olympics Bring New Sports as Event Embraces Millennials

    Tokyo 2020 is not going to be your grandparents’ Olympic Games. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed five new sports were to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Games, it was a clear signal the organization was making a concerted effort to embrace youth culture. To that end skateboarding, surfing, sports climbing and karate, as well as the return...

  • Italy Jun 23, 2019

    IOC Formally Opens $145M New Headquarters in Switzerland

    The International Olympic Committee has formally opened its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived. “On our 125th anniversary, we clearly see what a great visionary Pierre de Coubertin was,” IOC President Thomas Bach told guests Sunday at the inauguration. “By bringing the entire world together in peaceful competition, the...

  • Italy Jun 23, 2019

    IOC Formally Opens $145M New Headquarters in Switzerland

    The International Olympic Committee has formally opened its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived. “On our 125th anniversary, we clearly see what a great visionary Pierre de Coubertin was,” IOC President Thomas Bach told guests Sunday at the inauguration. “By bringing the entire world together in peaceful competition, the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 18, 2019

    Joven murió atropellada por un conductor que huyó

    El conductor huyó en una Range Rover y ahora las autoridades lo buscan tras la muerte de una joven de 23 años.

  • New York Feb 22, 2019

    Step 1: Paris Wants to Debut Breakdance at 2024 Olympics

    Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games.

  • Moscow Sep 20, 2018

    World Anti-Doping Agency Reinstates Russia Despite Protests

    The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country’s drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme. WADA’s decision after a vote of its 12-member executive committee was called “the greatest treachery against clean athletes in Olympic history” by the lawyer of the whistleblower who helped uncover Russia’s...

  • Los Angeles Jun 13, 2018

    Largest Video Game Convention, E3, Kicks off

    E3 Expo showcases new advancements within the video game industry, including its possible role within the Olympics. Gordon Tokumatsu for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

  • Massachusetts Mar 29, 2018

    Violence Isn't Esports' Only Hurdle to Joining the Olympics

    If they are to reach the sporting world’s biggest stage, violence won’t be as big of a hurdle as creating a governing body, which the sport currently lacks, two experts told NBC. There are plenty of games that don’t feature overt violence, but without some organization that creates order and can work with the IOC, it’s unlikely to make much...

  • Russia Mar 20, 2018

    Russian Women, Finland Advance to Semifinals With Big Wins

    The Russian team and Finland have set up a pair of rematches for the women’s hockey semifinals with a couple of big wins. Anna Shokhina had two goals and two assists as the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” advanced with an upset 6-2 win over Switzerland on Saturday. Riikka Valila scored two goals as Finland routed Sweden 7-2 in a little...

  • Afghanistan Mar 20, 2018

    Meldonium: What Is It and Why Is It Banned From Olympics?

    Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been charged with a doping offense at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
    Krushelnitsky, who won bronze in mixed doubles with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova, tested positive for meldonium, Russian officials said Monday.
    Here are some of the key issues surrounding meldonium.

  • Coach Mar 20, 2018

    N. Korea Hockey Players Come to South for Joint Olympic Team

    Female hockey players from the rival Koreas were paired up with each other Thursday to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games, as their countries press ahead with rare reconciliation steps following a period of nuclear tensions. A dozen North Korean hockey players wearing white-and-red winter parkas crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea earlier...

  • Russia Mar 20, 2018

    Russia Announces 169-Strong Olympic Team, Big Names Miss Out

    Russia announced a 169-strong team for the Winter Olympics on Thursday, without many of the country’s top athletes. The team has been depleted by 46 bans for doping at the 2014 Games in Sochi, as well as the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to issue invitations for dozens more athletes, citing new evidence of alleged drug use. With the Russian team...

  • Twitter Mar 19, 2018

    K-Pop Rocks: Closing Ceremony Draws Good Vibes From Winter Olympics Fans

    The closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games received rave reviews on social media as it capped off two weeks of competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

  • Norway Mar 19, 2018

    History Made: Shaun White Wins Team USA's 100th Winter Games Gold Medal

    Team USA’s Shaun White, one of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games’ biggest stars, won a gold medal Wednesday morning that holds additional prestige: the 100th for the United States in the Winter Olympics. White won the men’s halfpipe final, where in his third and final run he came back from second place to edge out Japan’s Ayumu Hirano.

  • Russia Mar 19, 2018

    Viktor Ahn Wants IOC to Explain Why He Can't Go to Olympics

    Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn wants to know why he has been barred from next month’s Pyeongchang Games. Ahn is a short-track speedskater who was born in South Korea but switched allegiance to Russia ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games. Russian officials say the International Olympic Committee has refused to grant Ahn an invitation amid its vetting of the...

  • Russia Mar 19, 2018

    IOC Upholds Doping Ban; Russians Can't March Under Own Flag

    The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” the right to march in the closing ceremony under their country’s flag. The IOC’s full membership unanimously approved the recommendation of the executive board just hours before the final competition...

  • athlete Mar 19, 2018

    Norway Curler Who Lost to Husband-Wife Pair in Russia Doping Case Feels ‘Robbed'

    A Norwegian curler who lost out on the Olympic bronze medal to a Russian rival charged with doping said Tuesday he feels robbed of his moment of glory.

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