Latest International Olympic Committee News

US relaxes sponsorship rules for Olympic athletes

Oct. 8, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be able to thank personal sponsors, appear in advertisements for those sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from them during next year's Tokyo Games under guidance released Tuesday by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee....

Tokyo Games: Union wants venue inspection, worker interviews

Oct. 2, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An international labor union investigating worker safety and the use of migrant workers at venues for next year's Tokyo Olympics is asking for a joint inspection of construction sites and an open interview with workers. The Building and Wood Workers' International, in a report earlier this...

The Latest: Chepkoech, Coburn qualify in steeplechase

Sep. 27, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships (all times local): 7.40 p.m. Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech qualified fastest for the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the world track championships, with defending champion Emma Coburn of the United States also through....

IOC president promises 'fresh look' at Russian doping

Sep. 27, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the IOC pledged that he supports reopening the Russian doping case, promising "a fresh look" at the new evidence after allegations that critical lab data was manipulated before it was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency. IOC president Thomas Bach spoke Friday at a news...

Russia fears missing Olympics over doping data tampering

Sep. 23, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Russia's doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at next year's Olympics could be in jeopardy — and no doubt about where it stands in track and field. "It...

Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy

Sep. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes. Less than a month after world champion Saeid Mollaei walked off the Iranian team in protest of the boycott policy, the International Judo Federation (IJF) said...

SKorea asks IOC to ban 'rising sun' flag at Tokyo Olympics

Sep. 11, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese "rising sun" flag at next year's Tokyo Games, calling it a symbol of Japan's brutal wartime past and comparing it with the Nazi swastika. South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on...

IOC details boxing qualifying events for Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 30, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has detailed a "fair and transparent pathway to the Olympic Games" for male and female boxers trying to qualify for Tokyo. Four continental qualification tournaments have been confirmed as expected in China, Senegal, Argentina and Britain in a two-month spell from...