A senior Olympic powerbroker distanced himself from Marius Vizer on Tuesday and threw his full support behind IOC President Thomas Bach in the latest backlash against the leader of umbrella body SportAccord.
The Associated Press | posted May 25th - 3:30am
The Badminton World Federation has joined a long list of Olympic sports suspending its membership of SportAccord.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 10:30am
The Olympic backlash against Marius Vizer widened, as Peruvian organizers pulled out of hosting one of his showcase multi-sports events and basketball became the latest federation to suspend ties with his umbrella body.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 10:20am
Marius Vizer's latest foray into IOC politics earned a blunt rebuke from a senior Olympic leader Friday, as more sports suspended ties with his umbrella body.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 10:01am
Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 8:41am
Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino proposed Friday that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if the Italian capital wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 3:13am
Australian Olympic official John Coates has been re-elected president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.
The Associated Press | posted May 22nd - 3:01am
Taekwondo could become the latest sport to have its venue moved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of a widening review into plans for the games.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 21st - 12:10pm
As more sports cut ties with his umbrella association, SportAccord chief Marius Vizer issued a 20-point plan Thursday for discussions with the IOC — including prize money for Olympic athletes and a 50 percent stake for federations in the new Olympic television channel.
The Associated Press | posted May 20th - 6:41pm
This is a sure sign the 2016 Olympics are getting close.
Stephen Wade, Associated Press | posted May 20th - 3:21pm
Mayor Eduardo Paes said Wednesday he was confident in security arrangements for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a day after a cyclist was stabbed to death near the main venue for rowing and canoeing at South America's first games.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 20th - 11:30am
IOC President Thomas Bach is keeping Marius Vizer waiting on his invitation for a clear-the-air meeting.
Stephen Wilson, Associated Press | posted May 19th - 10:50am
A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord said Tuesday he wants to meet with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations.
The Associated Press | posted May 19th - 6:00am
Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations.
The Associated Press | posted May 19th - 4:30am
Jessica Ennis-Hill will take part in her first heptathlon since winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics when she competes in the biggest multi-discipline meeting of the year in Austria on May 30-31.
The Associated Press | posted May 18th - 8:40am
Triathlon has joined the exodus from umbrella body SportAccord following Marius Vizer's attack on the International Olympic Committee.
The Associated Press | posted May 18th - 6:10am
Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country's sports minister said Monday.
The Associated Press | posted May 18th - 4:30am
Mao Asada is back into serious practice in a bid to return to figure skating at the elite level after taking a year off competition.
Justin Bergman, Associated Press | posted May 17th - 10:40am
Retired Chinese star Liu Xiang watched from the crowd as his American rival David Oliver won the men's 110-meter hurdles in 13.17 seconds at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Sunday.
The Associated Press | posted May 16th - 8:11pm
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has awarded the 2019 world championships to Stuttgart, Germany.
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