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    • IOC keeps doping sanctions in place for Russia

      IOC keeps doping sanctions in place for Russia

      The IOC has decided to continue the sanctions imposed on Russia as fallout from the country's doping scandal continues. More »

      Sporting News - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
    • IOC approves venues for new sports at Tokyo 2020

      IOC approves venues for new sports at Tokyo 2020

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Venues for the five new sports to be introduced at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were finalised on Tuesday following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori told reporters. Baseball and softball will be held at the Yokohama Stadium, the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo will be the site of the karate competitions, while temporary facilities in the capital will house the sports climbing and skateboarding competitions. "Our proposals were confirmed and approved by the IOC," Mori said. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
    • Olympics-IOC approves venues for new sports at Tokyo 2020

      * Karate at martial arts centre Nippon Budokan * Baseball and softball to be held in Yokohama (Updates with no discussion on Fukushima as possible hosts) By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Venues for the five new sports to be introduced at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were finalised on Tuesday following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori told reporters. Baseball and softball will be held at the Yokohama Stadium, the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo will be the site of the karate competitions, while temporary facilities in the capital will house the sports climbing and skateboarding competitions. More »

      Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
    • IOC extends measures taken against Russia

      IOC extends measures taken against Russia

      The IOC executive board will examine the evidence after the final publication of the McLaren report before issuing appropriate measures. More »

      Omnisport - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
    • IOC extends provisional measures against Russia

      IOC extends provisional measures against Russia

      By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it had extended provisional measures against Russia over its doping scandal "until further notice" pending the evaluation of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-commissioned report. The measures, first imposed on July 19 following the publication of the first part of the so-called McLaren report, include having no IOC-sanctioned events in Russia and urging sports federations to look for alternative locations for events. Canadian law professor Richard McLaren will deliver the second part of his report into state-sponsored doping in Russian sport on Dec. 9 at a London hotel. More »

      Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago