International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a local official.
The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city's Guanabara Bay if action isn't taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors have described as an "open sewer."
With 50 days left until the opening ceremony, the head of the inaugural European Games in Baku said there is still "a huge amount" of work to be done to be ready on time for an event that continues to be dogged by human rights issues in Azerbaijan.
Any consultants seeking to work for cities bidding to host the 2024 Summer Games must register with the IOC and pledge to abide by ethics rules, signaling a new drive by Olympic leaders to control costs and make the process more transparent.
The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency is disappointed Lance Armstrong has not apologized for costly and time-consuming lawsuits before the former cycling champion admitted using performance-enhancing drugs.
A day after his blistering attack on Olympic leaders, Marius Vizer faced isolation and a growing backlash Tuesday as international sports bodies suspended or broke off ties with his umbrella organization and rallied behind IOC President Thomas Bach.