IOC recommends suspending boxing federation from Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach explains why the IOC recommended Wednesday that boxing’s governing body be stripped of its right to organise the event at Tokyo 2020, citing “serious deficiencies in AIBA’s governance.” SOUNDBITE

China’s breakdancers seek to close gap before Olympics

Breakdancing is in the global spotlight like never before as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gives it the provisional nod for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Games.

IOC keeps Russia doping ban for Olympic closing ceremony

Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country’s ban for mass doping.

IOC keeps Russia doping ban for Olympic closing ceremony

The International Olympic Committee votes unanimously to maintain Russia’s suspension for the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony over mass doping.

IOC resumes discussions on Russia’s Olympic fate

The International Olympic Committee executive board resumes discussions about Russia’s bid to return to the Olympic fold in time for the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony. IMAGES

No concerns over North Korea ‘hijack’ – IOC President Bach

IOC President Thomas Bach dismisses concerns that North Korea has tried to “hijack” the Winter Games for political purposes, as officials revealed he will visit the isolated country after the tournament in South Korea.

OLY-2018: IOC President takes part in torch relay

Olympics chief Thomas Bach takes part in the torch relay ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang . FIRST IMAGES