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IOC resists change to Olympic rule limiting athlete sponsors

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic athletes have been urged to negotiate with national officials directly over gaining freedoms to promote their personal sponsors during Summer and Winter Games. IOC President Thomas Bach’s comments to an invited audience of athletes on Sunday confirmed the Olympic body will not extend worldwide the concessions won by German athletes […]
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Koreas visit IOC about helping the North at Tokyo Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC is hosting delegations from North and South Korea to try and help North Korea take part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games through better training programs or a combined team. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says on Friday the delegations “are very much interested in having some joint […]
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Sports, Tokyo, North, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Lausanne Switzerland, Thomas Bach


China’s Xi: 2022 Winter Games will be green, inclusive, open

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country is well on track to deliver a “spectacular” 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Xi also told IOC President Thomas Bach in Beijing on Thursday that China’s government was firmly committed to putting on a “spectacular games” with a “green, inclusive, open, and corruption-free approach.” Xi added […]
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Hakeem Al-Araibi: IOC discusses detention of Bahraini footballer with the UN

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach discusses the "worrying situation" of Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi's arrest in Thailand.
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Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation, suspected by French investigators of authorizing the payment of […]
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IOC Brings Olympic Channel To Connected TVs And Opens China E-Commerce Store

The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) attempts to maintain interest and foster deeper engagement with fans in between events has been boosted by the expansion of its Over-The-Top (OTT) video platform and e-commerce efforts in China. The Olympic Channel launched after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and offers a mixture of archive action, live events and original programming in 11 languages. It is a pet project of IOC president Thomas Bach and has access to $600 million wort...
Tags: News, China, Rio De Janeiro, Ioc, Thomas Bach, Opens China E Commerce Store


Sports world must join climate change crusade, says IOC

The world of sports must join the effort to tame global warming, and the International Olympic Committee intends to lead the way, it said on Tuesday at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. "Addressing climate change is everyone's responsibility, and the IOC treats it very seriously," said IOC President Thomas Bach. "With its global reach, universal appeal and the power to inspire and influence millions of people around the globe, sport is uniquely placed to drive global climate action and enc...
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IOC asks Senegal to cooperate in Diack investigation

Paris (AFP) – IOC president Thomas Bach has formally requested Senegal cooperates with French judicial authorities investigating corruption at the heart of international athletics, sources have told AFP.  Investigators are particularly keen that Papa Massa... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Bach and IOC: No Olympic city ever as ready as Tokyo

IOC President Thomas Bach and other International Olympic Committee members are calling Tokyo the best prepared host city in recent memory            [Author: AP]
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IOC sets up advisory committee for human rights

IOC president Thomas Bach said that "human rights standards" will be included in Olympic host-city contracts beginning with the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
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IOC prez won't promise boxing at 2020 Games

IOC president Thomas Bach could not give an ironclad promise on Saturday that boxing will be at the Olympics when the Games open in just over 20 months.
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IOC president supports suspended Sheikh Ahmad

IOC president Thomas Bach publicly praised Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah, who has stepped away temporarily from the presidency of an Olympic umbrella group to fight a criminal court case in Switzerland.
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IOC’s Bach and Abe make brief visit to Fukushima region

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a quick trip Saturday to the region northeast of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed three nuclear reactors. The Fukushima region will hold baseball and softball games during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The visit […]
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IOC's Bach and Abe make brief visit to Fukushima region

IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have made a quick trip to the region northeast of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed three nuclear reactors            [Author: AP]
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Calgary Voters Go to Polls Today in Referendum on 2026 Winter Games

The Opening Ceremony at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary is in the final three for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. (Photo: Olympic.ca) The Olympics are a global spectacle, but all politics is local. And when the two truisms go head-to-head in today’s plebiscite vote in Calgary, Alberta, local threatens to win. At stake is the future of one of three remaining host cities for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, a status that has perhaps lost some of its former l...
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Calgary Voters Go to Polls Today in Referendum on 2026 Winter Games (Updated)

The Opening Ceremony at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary is in the final three for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. (Photo: Olympic.ca) (This evening, the CBC reported that voters opposed to Calgary’s bid for the 2026 Winter Games won 56.4% of the vote. According to the CBC, these are unofficial results.) The Olympics are a global spectacle, but all politics is local. And when the two truisms go head-to-head in today’s plebiscite vote in Calgary, Alberta...
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IOC president has 'serious concerns' about AIBA

IOC president Thomas Bach has voiced "serious concerns" about new AIBA president Gafur Rakhimov as well as the organization's finances and anti-doping program.
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2026 Milan-Cortina bid moves forward without gov't funding

IOC President Thomas Bach has given his blessing for the joint Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to move forward without funding from the Italian government            [Author: AP]
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Olympic Committee President Says No ‘Killer Games’ Coming to Olympics

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee stated that violent video games are “contradictory” to Olympic Games’ values and cannot be accepted as an official sport as a result in an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday. “We cannot have in the Olympic program a game which is promoting violence or discrimination,” Bach […]
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eSports for Olympic Must “Remove Violence”

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has expressed uncertainty over when video games may be added to the Olympics as “eSports”, the removal of their excessive violence and gore being a crucial step. In an interview at the Asian Games, Bach explained that games possessing any form of killing are contradictory to Olympic values (even […]
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Olympics: Talks to be held over unified Korea team at 2020 Tokyo Games

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach plans talks with North and South Korea about them competing together at the 2020 Games.
Tags: South Korea, Sport, Korea, Tokyo, International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach


Bach: No Olympic future for esports until 'violence' removed

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if or when esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games            [Author: AP]
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Bach: No Olympic future for esports until ‘violence’ removed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn’t certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was clear in an interview with The Associated Press at the Asian Games on Saturday about the need to meet some conditions before being considered. “We cannot have in the […]
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IOC: Esports has no Olympic future until 'violence' removed

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if or when esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games            [Author: AP]
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Anti-doping chief Travis Tygart says IOC can't 'throw in towel' on drugs war

He was instrumental in bringing down Lance Armstrong, now US anti-doping head Travis Tygart has warned Olympic chief Thomas Bach not to "throw in the towel" in sport's war on drugs.
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IOC disappointed UN won’t grant North Korea sports exemption

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea. The International Olympic Committee’s request was rejected by the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee. Bach says “this makes it more difficult for the IOC to accomplish its mission to […]
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U.N. declines sports aid sent to North Korea

IOC president Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.
Tags: North Korea, Sport, United Nations, Ioc, Thomas Bach


North Korea: US blocks sanctions exemption for sports equipment

IOC had asked for exemption to help Olympic athletes prepareUS raises objection on security council committeeThe United States has blocked a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to transfer sports equipment to North Korea so its athletes can prepare, qualify and participate in the Olympic Games, United Nations diplomats said on Thursday.The IOC president, Thomas Bach, asked the UN security council North Korea sanctions committee, in a 3 July letter, for an exemption to allow the ...
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IOC prez happy with smaller 2026 host pool

Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC president Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race.
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IOC leader happy with shrinking 2026 Winter Olympic contest

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race, despite two bids dropping out in recent weeks. Austrian Olympic officials withdrew a project centered on Graz this month, and voters in Switzerland rejected Sion’s planned bid last month. The International Olympic Committee is […]
Tags: News, Sports, Switzerland, Ioc, Sion, Lausanne Switzerland, Graz, Thomas Bach