Latest International Olympic Committee News

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

Voters in Swiss region reject bid for 2026 Winter Games

Jun. 10, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

SION, Switzerland (AP) — Another Olympic hosting bid in Switzerland was sunk Sunday by a public vote against expected high costs. A total of 53.98 percent of voters in the Swiss region of Valais refused to pledge financial support for a 2026 Winter Games hosting bid centered on the town of Sion. "There is...

Serbia bans Kosovo karate team from coming to competition

May. 9, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has banned a Kosovo team from taking part in a karate competition it is hosting, over a political dispute stemming from the former province's declaration of independence. The government's office for Kosovo said Wednesday that the Kosovo delegation was stopped at the border...

IOC to challenge Russian doping cases at Swiss supreme court

May. 3, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will appeal to Switzerland's supreme court against rulings which cleared some Russian athletes of doping sanctions from the Sochi Games. The Olympic body is "not satisfied at all" by the verdicts and written explanations from the Court of...

Russian Olympic Committee president Zhukov to step down

May. 2, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the Russian Olympic Committee is stepping down from his post, three months after athletes from his country were forced to compete at the Pyeongchang Games as neutral athletes. Alexander Zhukov said he wants to focus on his political career as a deputy speaker of parliament for the...