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Thomas Bach chosen as next IOC president

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Thomas Bach, a German businessman and Olympic gold medalist in 1976, was elected Tuesday to be the next president of the International Olympic Committee.

Tokyo selected to host 2020 Summer Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to hold the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

IOC president says 'uncertainties' about Russia's anti-gay law

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The president of the International Olympic Committee said "uncertainties" remain about the impact of Russia's controversial anti-gay laws on the 2014 Olympics.

IOC President Rogge endorses 28 sports for Olympics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, May 31 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said Friday in St. Petersburg, Russia, 28 sports are the optimal number for the Olympics program.

Olympics to consider baseball, wrestling for 2020 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 29 (UPI) -- Baseball, softball, squash and wrestling have been approved for a consideration vote for inclusion at the 2020 Olympics, officials said Wednesday.

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Lawmaker urges wrestler to keep gold medal

MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The speaker of a Russian legislature Thursday asked an Olympic wrestling champion not to return his gold medal in protest over the Games cutting the sport.

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Wrestler returns Olympic gold in protest

MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Russian wrestler said he has returned his Olympic gold medal to protest a proposal to cut wrestling from the 2020 Games.

Russia counts down one year to Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Cities throughout Russia began countdown clocks Thursday marking one year until the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics begin.
Israeli widows lash out at IOC

Israeli widows lash out at IOC

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The widows of two Israeli athletes killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics accused the International Olympics Committee of submitting to terror.
Badminton pairs DQ'd for match-fixing

Badminton pairs DQ'd for match-fixing

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Badminton World Federation kicked some of the biggest stars of the sport out of the Olympics Wednesday for purposely trying to lose a match.
James Bond escorts queen to Olympic Stadium

James Bond escorts queen to Olympic Stadium

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's "Isles of Wonder" wowed a global TV audience of 1 billion during Friday's opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.
Saudi Arabia sending 2 women to Olympics

Saudi Arabia sending 2 women to Olympics

LONDON, July 12 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia will send two female athletes to the Summer Olympics in London, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday.
IOC's Rogge says logo not racist

IOC's Rogge says logo not racist

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge Tuesday rejected the notion floated by Iran that the logo for the London 2012 Games is racist.

Iran hints Oly boycott over '2012' logo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Iran's National Olympic Committee hinted Monday it could boycott the London Summer Olympics because its official logo looks like the word "Zion."
Music, celebrities at closing ceremony

Music, celebrities at closing ceremony

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 1 (UPI) -- The Vancouver Olympics ended Sunday with the head of the International Olympic Committee declaring the gathering "excellent and friendly games."
Rogge re-elected IOC president

Rogge re-elected IOC president

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Jacques Rogge was re-elected president of the International Olympic Committee in a near-unanimous vote Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Golf, rugby likely in 2016 Olympic Games

BERLIN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Golf and rugby will likely be added to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee executive board said in Berlin Thursday.

Innsbruck chosen for Winter Youth Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Innsbruck, Austria, was selected to be the site of the first Winter Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee said Friday.

Summer Games come to spectacular close

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The 2008 Summer Games came to an end Sunday, with more than 90,000 revelers packed into Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.

IOC head Rogge praises Beijing Games

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge praised the Beijing Olympic Games Sunday as a positive for the Olympic Movement.
IOC president expects 30-40 drug cheats

IOC president expects 30-40 drug cheats

BEIJING, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The president of the International Olympic Committee said Thursday he would be pleased if there were less than 30 positive drug tests during the Beijing Games.
Internet curbing denied by IOC official

Internet curbing denied by IOC official

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge says Olympic officials have not been curbing Internet access regarding the Beijing Games.

IOC gives $1 million for China quake aid

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 13 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was giving $1 million to relief and recovery efforts related to the earthquake that hit China.
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