Brian Cookson Believes The IOC Should Mull Sports Overhaul

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LONDON, March 25, 2014 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should consider moving sports such as track cycling, judo and badminton to the Winter Games, according to the president of world cycling's governing body, the UCI. Brian Cookson, in an interview with Press Association Sport released Tuesday, said such a change could take the pressure off the "overheated" Summer … [Read more...]

IOC Deplores Ruling To Destroy Doping Evidence In Spain

LAUSANNE, May 01, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday deplored a ruling by a Spanish court that bags of blood seized in a doping case be destroyed, preventing further probes into what has been described as the world's biggest doping network. Over 200 bags of blood were seized from Eufemiano Fuentes, a sports doctor sentenced on Tuesday to a year in prison for … [Read more...]

Armstrong Disgrace Very Sad Says Jacques Rogge of IOC

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by Pirate Irwin LAUSANNE, Jan 24, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's doping scandal was both disappointing and sad, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge told AFP Thursday. Rogge - who steps down as president in September after 12 years in charge - added that if the American was truly contrite he could in future act as an example to younger cyclists. … [Read more...]

Cycling ‘Unlikely To Lose Olympic Status’ – IOC

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LAUSANNE, Jan 16, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that is "very unlikely" cycling could be stripped as an event for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, despite the fall-out from the Lance Armstrong doping affair. The fall of the disgraced Texan has thrown the spotlight on the sport's governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), who have … [Read more...]

IOC Mulls Armstrong Bronze

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GENEVA, Nov 1, 2012 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday said it had formally begun an investigation into whether to strip shamed US cyclist Lance Armstrong of the time-trial bronze medal he won at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. "The IOC will now immediately start the process concerning the involvement of Lance Armstrong, other riders and particularly their … [Read more...]

Belgian Cyclists Receive Gold Medals – Over 60 Years Later

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LONDON, June 8, 2010 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has presented an Olympic gold medal to a Belgian cyclist - 62 years after he won it, The Times newspaper reported on Tuesday. Eugene Van Roosbroeck, 82, and his two team-mates - 81-year-old Lode Wouters and the late Leon De Lathouwer - were blissfully unware they had won the team cycle race at the 1948 … [Read more...]

Study: Olympic and Tour de France Enhanced Performance Drug Testing Flawed

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International Herald Tribune: Study shows problems with Olympic-style tests Athletes who want to cheat by injecting themselves with a performance-enhancing drug that boosts their blood cell count can do so with little risk of getting caught, a new study indicates, possibly exposing another flaw in what is regarded as the world's toughest anti-doping program. A urine test that is supposed to … [Read more...]