Thomas Bach

IFKO accuses the International Olympic Committee of abuse of dominant position

The president of the International Federation of Kitesports Organizations (IFKO) wrote a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with two …

International Olympic Committee

Is IOC President Thomas Bach building an echo chamber filled with yes-men?

© Copyright – 2018 – Athletics Illustrated<p>Canadian Dick Pound, who rarely minces words, has been critical of some of the International Olympic …

Athletics

Thomas Bach gets his Pound of flesh

Is the International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach surrounding himself with cheerleaders and removing those who speak plainly?<p>Canadian …

Athletics

IOC disappointed UN won't grant North Korea sports exemption

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he is disappointed the United Nations will not allow sports equipment to be sent to North Korea.<p>The International Olympic Committee's request was rejected by the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Committee.<p>Bach says "this makes it more …

North Korea

LA28 marketing arm targets $2.5B in sponsorship

• Created with Sketch.<br>• Created with Sketch.<br>• Created with Sketch.<p>LA28 marketing arm targets $2.5B in sponsorship<p>Casey Wasserman, with IOC President Thomas …

Marketing

Russian Olympic Committee boss insists doping crisis is “reversed” as IOC support welcomed

From Inside the Games<p>Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Stanislav Pozdnyakov believes the crisis in Russian sport has been reversed and that …

Athletics

Olympics: IOC awaits U.N. decision to send sports equipment to North Korea

(Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Friday that an exemption from the U.N. Security Council to transfer sports equipment to North Korea would boost its efforts to thaw tensions on the Korean peninsula.<p>The U.N. Security Council has increased sanctions on …

North Korea

IOC wants to cut dead wood from 2026 Games bids

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it wants to further streamline the bidding procedure for Summer and Winter Games, ensuring only the most viable cities - ideally two - reach the final voting stage.<p>Following a two-day meeting of the Executive …

Sport (UK)

IOC leader happy with shrinking 2026 Winter Olympic contest

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race.<p>Austrian Olympic officials withdrew a project centered on Graz this month, and voters in Switzerland rejected …

Sports

IOC's Thomas Bach not worried about shrinking 2026 Winter Olympic field

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race.<p>Austrian Olympic officials withdrew a project centered on Graz this month, and voters in Switzerland rejected …

Sports

Putin says Russia could bid to host future summer Olympics games: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia could stake a claim to host future summer Olympics games, but had not yet lodged a formal bid to do so, Russian news agencies reported.<p>Russia hosted the winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in 2014 and has just …

Russia

Olympic Figure Skater Denis Ten Killed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is in shock over the stabbing death Thursday of Olympic figure skating medal winner Denis Tan. The 25-year-old was killed in Almaty …

Figure Skating

Olympic figure skating bronze medalist Denis Ten stabbed to death in Kazakhstan

Figure skater Denis Ten, an Olympic bronze medalist, died after being stabbed during a confrontation with car thieves on Thursday in Kazakhstan. He was 25.<p>Ten got into a confrontation with two men who were attempting to steal mirrors from his vehicle in Almaty, Kazakhstan, The New York Times …

Figure Skating

Olympic Bronze Medal Figure Skater Denis Ten Dies in Stabbing During Car Theft

The 25-year-old won Kazakhstan's first ever figure skating medal in 2014.<p>Olympic figure skater Denis Ten has died in a stabbing, per Reuters. The 25-year-old was Kazakhstan's first Olympic medalist in figure skating. He won the bronze in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.<p>According to Russian News agency TASS, …

Figure Skating

Kazakh Olympian figure skater Denis Ten stabbed to death

Astana, July 19 (IANS) Kazakhstan's Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten was on Thursday stabbed to death at the age of 25.<p>According to a …

Figure Skating

Olympic Medalist Denis Ten Stabbed To Death

Olympic figure skater Denis Ten was killed in a botched robbery attempt earlier this week, the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan confirmed. …

Figure Skating

25-Year-Old Olympic Figure Skater Denis Ten Stabbed & Killed After Interrupting Robbery

Tragic news in the world of figure skating.<b>Olympic</b> medalist <b>Denis Ten</b> was murdered during a robbery in Kazakhstan. He was 25 years old.<i>RT</i> reports the …

Figure Skating

FINA Celebrates 110th Anniversary at Inauguration of New Headquarters - Swimming World News

Photo Courtesy: Twitter @fina1908<p>The FINA Family gathered today in Lausanne (SUI) for the celebration of FINA’s 110th anniversary and the official …

Olympics

FINA Opens New Headquarters as Part of 110th Anniversary Celebration

The FINA Family gathered today in Lausanne (SUI) for the celebration of FINA’s 110th anniversary and the official inauguration of the new FINA …

Olympics

Seven new disciplines at 2022 Winter Games to boost women's participation - IOC

(Reuters) - Seven new events have been added to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics programme, which paves the way for the highest representation of female athletes at the event, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.<p>Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee …

International Olympic Committee

Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet IOC's Thomas Bach at World Cup final

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee, at the World Cup final in Moscow …

Russia

League of Legends, PES among games selected for Asian Games

(Reuters) - Two mutliplayer online battle games are among the six selected for the 2018 Asian Games where esports will make its debut as an official sport, the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) announced on Thursday.<p>League of Legends and Arena of Valor, where one team of players battle with …

Sport (UK)

IOC President Thomas Bach is no stranger to Muay Thai

Muay Thai towards OlympicsThe IOC delegation of more than 40 members, headed by the President Thomas Bach, has recently visited the birth place of …

Sport (Australia)

Bach says boxing at serious risk of being excluded from Tokyo Olympics

Boxing

IOC warns AIBA to speed up reforms or risk missing Tokyo Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - World boxing body AIBA is slow in implementing necessary reforms and needs to act now or risk being banned from the Tokyo 2020 Games, the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Thursday.<p>Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic …

International Olympic Committee

India plans bid for 2032 Olympics, plus 2 more major sports events

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and …

Winter Olympics

India hopes to host 3 sports events, including 2032 Olympics

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and …

Sport (UK)

IOC Chief Thomas Bach Meets With Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang

The president of the International Olympic Committee says he had “very open and fruitful” talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after a rare …

North Korea

IOC president meets with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

North Korea

North Korea to take part in next two Olympic games

North Korea will take part in the next two Olympic Games in Japan and China, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Saturday …

North Korea