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Andrew Jennings, Groundbreaking Investigative Sports Journalist, Dies At 78

Jan 10, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Andrew Jennings' books, including 'The Lords of The Rings' published in 1992 and 'Foul!' in 2005, proved to be essential texts to better understand the politics and conduct around the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.

Beijing Winter Olympics: Banned From The Games By IOC, North Korea Puts Blame Elsewhere

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

In September, the International Olympic Committee suspended North Korea through 2022 for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Summer Games, citing the pandemic.


2028 Los Angeles Olympics: IOC Excludes Cricket, Three Other Sports From Provisional List

The decision comes as a major setback for the ICC who had already started working for cricket's inclusion at the Los Angeles Olympics. Cricket's only appearance at the Olympics was during the 1990 edition in Paris.

Explainer: What Does An Olympic Diplomatic Boycott Achieve?

Dec 09, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Canada became the latest country to join the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to be held February 4-20 over human rights concerns.


Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former top Communist Party official.

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02 December, 2021

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai spoke with IOC chief Thomas Bach in a video call after that.


22 November, 2021

Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Associated Press (AP)

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.


13 November, 2021

US High Jumper Erik Kynard To Get 2012 Olympic Gold Medal From Russian Doper

Associated Press (AP)

Erik Kynard's leap of 2.33 meters was placed second in the 2012 London Olympics behind Ivan Ukhov, who was proven years later to have taken part in the Russian state-backed steroid doping program.


19 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.


17 October, 2021

Shiva Keshavan To Stand For IOC Athletes' Commission Election

PTI

An election is held at every edition of the Olympic Games, with four members chosen at each Summer Games, and two at each Winter Games.


17 October, 2021

IOC Voices Olympic Concern At FIFA's Biennial World Cup Plan

Associated Press (AP)

FIFA revealed its detailed plan last month to redraft the calendar of international competitions with biennial World Cups for men and women at the heart.


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14 October, 2021

Chinese Human Rights Not A Concern Before 2022 Winter Olympic Games: John Coates

Associated Press (AP)

There has been widespread criticism of Beijing's treatment of Uyghur Muslims, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.


15 September, 2021

Paris 2024: Boxing Uncertain, Says International Olympic Committee

PTI

IOC expressed dissatisfaction with the work done by the AIBA to address concerns related to its governance, finances and the refereeing and judging system.


08 September, 2021

Human Rights Groups Urge Broadcasters Not To Cover 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others


29 August, 2021

Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee President For 12 Years, Dies At 79

Associated Press (AP)

Under Rogge's watch, the IOC took the Olympics to new countries and continents — awarding the first Summer Games to South America (Rio de Janeiro in 2016)


08 August, 2021

IOC Gives Itself More Power To Remove Sports From Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

The International Olympic Committee voted in the new powers amid prolonged issues with the leadership of weightlifting and boxing.


28 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC Offering Mental Health Helpline For Athletes

Associated Press (AP)

IOC made the announcement after USA's Simone Biles dropped out of the competition due to problems dealing with psychological pressure to perform.


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22 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: History Of The Games Protest Rule - A Complete Explainer

Associated Press (AP)

Rule 50 of the IOC charter which bans demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda at Olympic sites has been broken many times by the athletes


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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