Italians rejoice as Milan chosen to host 2026 Winter Olympics | AFP

Italians rejoice as the name of Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo is pulled from the envelope by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the Winter Olympics in 2026 after the Italian bid beat the Swedish bid from Stockholm-Are. IMAGES

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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

IOC lifts suspension on Russian Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has lifted its suspension on the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which was imposed prior to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

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R-OAR: Russian designers outsmart IOC’s language sanctions

In light of the recent doping scandal involving the official Russian team and the following restrictions, designers took advantage of the International Olympic Committee’s language sanction.

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IOC allows Statue of Liberty on USA hockey helmets; Russian symbols still banned

Reports emerge the IOC told the US womens’ ice hockey team to remove the image of the Statue of Liberty from its helmets. The rules state that no political symbols can be displayed on athletes’ uniforms. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8z1m

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