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Sports world must join climate change crusade, says IOC

Katowice, Poland | AFP | 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. At the 195-nation negotiations, the IOC and UN launched an initiative aimed …

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Refugee team to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics – IOC

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | A team of refugees will again take part at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday, after 10 refugees competed at the Rio Games. The decision was approved at the 133rd IOC meeting in Buenos Aires. Deputy general director …

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Uganda’s Blick on brink of top IOC position

Buenos Aires, Argentina | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Olympic Committee President  William Frederick Blick is one of nine proposed names to be voted to join the International Olympic Committee (IOC) top decision making body. The names were proposed by the Executive Board in July ahead of elections at the 113rd IOC …

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IOC ‘confident’ Tokyo 2020 venues will be ready on time

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Tokyo organisers are back on track and will complete their 2020 Olympic venues on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday at the start of a three-day visit. After bungling the rollout of the showpiece Olympic stadium two years ago, local organisers have come under …

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Russia voices regret at Olympic ban, awaits Putin verdict

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia on Wednesday reacted with disappointment but no great surprise after the country was banned from the Winter Olympic Games, while President Vladimir Putin was yet to comment on a possible boycott. Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee …

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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and …

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Russia faces decision on Winter Olympics ban for doping

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | The International Olympic Committee meets from Tuesday to decide whether to bar Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping violations, in one of the weightiest decisions ever faced by the Olympic movement. The build-up to the high-stakes summit in Lausanne just 66 days before the …

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