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

Dec 02, 2021 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.

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

Nov 22, 2021 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.


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

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.

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

Oct 19, 2021 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.


Shiva Keshavan To Stand For IOC Athletes' Commission Election

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.

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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.


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.


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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.


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


21 July, 2021

Brisbane Picked By International Olympic Committee To Host 2032 Summer Games

Agencies

The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956


20 July, 2021

IOC Re-elects Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon As Chair Of Ethics Commission

Associated Press (AP)

Ki-moon, 77, is a South Korean politician and diplomat, who has held the role since 2017. He will serve another four-year term.


20 July, 2021

Faster, Higher, Stronger And Now 'Together': IOC Adds Fourth Olympic Motto

PTI

The proposal to include the word together was made by IOC President Thomas Bach, which was endorsed by the body's Executive Board (EB) in April


16 July, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach Gets Mixed Reaction In One-day Visit To Hiroshima

Associated Press (AP)

The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped


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15 July, 2021

New Normal At Tokyo Olympics - Wear Your Own Medals On The Podium

Associated Press (AP)

IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'


Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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