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IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

May. 22, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday proposed...

IOC confident Tokyo can resolve complaints over budget cuts

May. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The heads of some international sports federations complained this month that Tokyo Olympic organizers were cutting too deeply to save money. One said the cost reductions could make venues look cheap, reminding of deep, last-minute budget slashing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. John...

Malago to lead organizing committee if Milan-Cortina wins

May. 7, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago will lead the organizing committee if the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid wins next month's vote to host the 2026 Winter Games. Malago's announcement on Tuesday came hours after a massive police operation in the Milan area resulted in 43 people...

IOC head Bach says he has "sympathy" for Caster Semenya

May. 4, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday he has "a lot of sympathy" for Caster Semenya after the South African runner lost her Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal in a landmark case against track and field's governing body. Based on Wednesday's CAS decision, Semenya, who won the 800 meters...

Milan-Cortina 2026 bid boosted by government support

Apr. 5, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics received a boost Friday by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government. The letter was signed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte and handed to Octavian Morariu, the chair of the IOC's evaluation commission, which is...

Russian makes $16M offer to help keep boxing in Olympics

Mar. 28, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Russian official has offered to pay the International Boxing Association's $16 million debt if the IOC keeps the sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Umar Kremlev, an AIBA executive committee member, made the offer in a letter to senior IOC officials overseeing an investigation...