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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics

GENEVA: Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the…

Bolt loses gold as IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 relay win

LAUSANNE. SWITZERLAND: Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals on Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The…

IOC considering cost-saving Tokyo 2020 venues

TOKYO: The International Olympic Committee has refused to rule out the option of moving Tokyo 2020 Games venues to other Japanese cities in a bid to slash rocketing costs. IOC executive director Christophe Dubi said on Thursday that the…

IOC concerned about Tokyo 2020 costs

TOKYO: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that it felt costs for the 2020 Tokyo Games looked "very high" and would work with organizers to cut them, but that athletes must come first when considering how to rein in…