IOC head calls for end of China hectoring

IOC head calls for end of China hectoring

BEIJING, April 26 (UPI) -- China should no longer be barraged with international criticism for its alleged human rights violations, the head of the International Olympic Committee says.

Chinese try to improve air in Beijing

BEIJING, April 14 (UPI) -- China's Environmental Protection Bureau is ordering a shutdown of all building sites in Beijing three weeks before the start of the Olympic games.

Olympics official criticizes China

BEIJING, April 10 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee leader criticized the Chinese government Thursday on its human rights record ahead of the Beijing Summer Olympics.
Analysis: EU divided over Olympic boycott

Analysis: EU divided over Olympic boycott

BERLIN, April 10 (UPI) -- Despite massive protests over Olympic host China's human rights record, European governments are divided over a boycott of the Games' opening ceremony.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Olympic committee may cancel torch relay

BEIJING, April 8 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee said it may end the international leg of the Beijing Olympic torch run due to protests against China's crackdown in Tibet.

IOC chief calls for Tibetan resolution

PARIS, April 7 (UPI) -- The head of the Olympic organizing committee said Monday he was concerned the protests against the Beijing Games went against the spirit of the games.

Olympic Torch starts off on Beijing relay

ATHENS, Greece, March 24 (UPI) -- The Olympic flame was lit in Greece Monday and carried off on an 85,000-mile journey that will end in Beijing for the start of the 2008 Summer Games.
Singapore chosen for first Youth Games

Singapore chosen for first Youth Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Singapore was selected as the site of the first Summer Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday.

Beijing's pollution raises Olympic worries

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The president of the International Olympic Committee says some events at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing may be postponed due to air pollution.

Olympics to start Youth Games

GUATEMALA CITY, July 6 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee said the organization will stage Youth Olympic Games for people aged 14-18 beginning in 2010.

Russia awarded 2014 Winter Olympics

GUATEMALA CITY, July 4 (UPI) -- The Russian resort city of Sochi was selected Wednesday to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics, marking the first time the country has held the winter games.

Skateboarding may join the Olympics

BERNE, Switzerland, June 9 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee says skateboarding may be the newest sport to join the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Initial logo for London Olympics revealed

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- The initial logo for the 2012 Olympic Games in London was revealed recently, featuring both the city's name and the games' trademark rings within the pattern. London 2012 Olympic committee official Seb Coe said the logo, which will evolve as the games dra

Four nominated to join IOC

BEIJING, May 2 (UPI) -- Four people, including the leaders of the international basketball and equestrian federations, were nominated to join the International Olympic Committee.

Olympic torch to come over Everest

BEIJING, April 27 (UPI) -- Chinese officials said the Olympic torch for the 2008 Games in Beijing will traverse the longest ever distance, even ascending the world's tallest mountain.

IOC down to 3 cities for 2014 winter games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 22 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee shrank the field Thursday for hosting the 2014 Winter Games to Sochi, Russia; Salzburg, Austria, and Pyongyang, North Korea.

Rogge claims Turin Games 'magnificent'

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the just-concluded Winter Olympics in Italy "magnificent."

Opening Ceremony begins the Winter Games

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Thousands of athletes and fans were in attendance Friday night at the Opening Ceremony for the 20th Winter Olympics at Turin, Italy.

IOC president praises Italian Games effort

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge praised the efforts of the various Italian committees that have organized the XX Winter Games.

3.2 billion to have access to Olympics TV

TURIN, Italy, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- More than 3.2 billion people will have access to broadcasts of the Winter Olympic Games next month from Italy, the International Olympic Committee says. The IOC, in a release, said the free broadcast audience represents a 5 percent gain over potential aud

Olympic torch arrives in Rome

ROME, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Italian Olympic gold medallist Stefano Baldini ran the first leg of the Olympic torch relay, which will end in Turin, the site of the next Winter Olympics.

China athlete abuse to be investigated

BEIJING, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The head of the International Olympic Committee is calling for an investigation into athlete abuse in China but has warned against overreacting. Jacques Rogge was reacting to allegations that China's coaches physically abuse young gymnasts, the Sunday Tel

Rights packages secure Games' future

SINGAPORE, July 5 (UPI) -- The president of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday the Olympic movement's future is solid because of the success of growing rights contracts.

2012 Games site to be announced Wednesday

SINGAPORE, July 5 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee is set to select the site for the 2012 Summer Games from among Paris, London, New York, Madrid and Moscow.

IOC sees big bucks in 2012 Olympics

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30 (UPI) -- The run-up to the 2012 Olympic games will bring an estimated $3.5 billion in broadcasting rights revenues to the Swiss-based International Olympic Committee.
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