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Los Angeles, Budapest, Paris enter final stage of 2024 Olympics bids

Los Angeles, Budapest and Paris on Friday entered the deciding stage of the bid process for the 2024 Olympics by submitting the final part of their candidature file.

No triple triple: Bolt loses an Olympic gold for team-mate's doping

The historic triple triple of Olympic gold medals won by Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt is no more after Nesta Carter, his team-mate in the 2008 4x100-metre relay, tested positive for doping at the Beijing Games.

IOC opens disciplinary case against 28 Russian athletes from Sochi Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched disciplinary proceedings against 28 Russian athletes from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Croatian head of state receives IOC president

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Saturday received the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, who is on a day-long visit to Croatia to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Croatian Olympic Committee.

Russia lose 4x100m gold from Beijing 2008 after positive doping test

Russia have been stripped of the women's 4x100-metre relay gold from the Beijing 2008 Games after Yulia Chermoshanskaya tested positive for forbidden substances in retests of samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Ukrainian javelin thrower loses 2012 silver after positive retest

Ukrainian javelin thrower Oleksandr Pyatnytsya has been stripped of his silver medal from the 2012 Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after a retest of his sample exposed an illicit substance.

Bach defends IOC decision on Russia, says WADA slow to react

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach defended the decision not to ban Russia from the forthcoming Rio Games and said the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) could have acted earlier.

IOC: 45 further positive doping tests from 2008 and 2012 Olympics

Another 45 athletes, including 23 medallists, have tested positive for forbidden substances in a second round of retests of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

IOC defers decision on Olympics ban for Russian sport

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has deferred a decision on a possible ban on all Russian athletes for the Rio Games over doping while opening disciplinary proceedings against Russian sports ministry officials.

Athletes welcome WADA report, call for Russia Olympics ban

Athletes have welcomed the outcome of an investigation into state-controlled doping in Russia.

Putin: Officials in WADA report will be suspended for investigation

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that officials accused in a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report of enabling widespread abuse of performance-enhancing drugs will be suspended for the duration of an investigation.

Russian officials denounce WADA's doping report as unjustified

Russian senior officials condemned Monday as unjustified a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that accused the country of using a state-sponsored drug programme to give its athletes an unfair advantage at summer and winter Olympics.

WADA: Russia athletes benefited from state-controlled doping

Russia operated a state doping programme which benefited athletes at summer and winter Olympics over at least a four year period, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Monday following an investigation.

IOC welcomes "strong stance" on doping after Russia ban ruling

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomes the "strong stance against doping" taken by the IAAF following the international athletics federation's ban on Russia competing at the Olympics.

Refugee team of 10 go to Rio, Coe and Infantino stay out of IOC

A 10-strong refugee team is to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this year while prominent figures Sebastian Coe and Gianni Infantino have not yet been invited to join the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IOC Executive Board blessing for five new sports for Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday backed the inclusion of five new sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

23 athletes from 2012 London Games fail doping tests

Twenty-three athletes from five sports and six National Olympic Committees failed doping tests in a reanalysis of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Friday.

IOC chief Bach says federations could be banned over doping

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach wants a speedy investigation into allegations of systematic doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and says anyone involved in doping could receive a lifetime ban with federations also banned.

Moscow rejects US investigation into Russian doping allegations

The Kremlin's spokesman said Wednesday that Russia rejects a US investigation into alleged abuse of performance-enhancing drugs by Russian athletes.

IOC: 31 athletes tested positive in Beijing Games retests

Thirty-one athletes have tested positive for doping in retesting of 2008 Beijing Games samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday.

IOC says 31 athletes tested positive in Beijing Games retests

Thirty-one athletes have tested positive for doping in retesting of 2008 Beijing Olympic samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Tuesday.

Team of refugees created for Rio Olympics

A team made up of refugees will compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August as a message of hope for others, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

IOC: Almost 500 drug test samples from 2006 Olympics re-analysed

Almost 500 drug test samples from the 2006 Winter games in Turin have been re-examined, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, without giving details on possible positive tests.