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IOC chief sorry for not honoring 1972 Olympic attack victims

Sep. 21, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee apologized Wednesday for the organization's longtime failure to commemorate 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Thomas Bach spoke at a ceremony in Tel Aviv marking the...

IOC president Bach discusses 'challenges' for 2026 Games

Sep. 16, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Costly construction delays, a leadership vacancy linked to a volatile political climate and a lack of sponsors amid a spreading financial crisis has prompted International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to acknowledge the “challenges” facing organizers of the 2026 Winter...

IOC publishes rights strategy months after Beijing Olympics

Sep. 09, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC approved its human rights strategy on Friday, completing a years-long process months after the Beijing Olympics brought scrutiny on how sports engage with a host nation’s record on discrimination and civil liberties. The 50-page Olympic document guided by...