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...]

Lance Armstrong’s Medal Back With IOC

GENEVA, Oct 02, 2013 - The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it had disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's 2000 bronze medal in its possession, 10 months after demanding that he give it back. "Armstrong sent it to the US Olympic Committee on September 12 and we received it a few days later," IOC spokeswoman Nadia Bonjour said. "It's in a vault," she said. Last … [Read more...]

IOC Awaiting Return Of Lance Armstrong’s Medal

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 09, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) are awaiting the return of disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong's Olympic bronze medal from the 2000 Games in Sydney nine months after they asked for it back, the head of the IOC's judicial commission, Thomas Bach, revealed on Monday. The IOC had written to Armstrong -- who was third in the time-trial … [Read more...]

IOC Have Confidence In UCI Chief Pat McQuaid, says Rogge

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb 13, 2013 (AFP) - International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge reiterated his confidence in under-fire International Cycling Union chief (UCI) Pat McQuaid on Wednesday. McQuaid and his predecessor Hein Verbruggen have been in the spotlight ever since the Lance Armstrong doping scandal with pressure on them to clarify how much they knew and whether or … [Read more...]

IOC Will Not Reattribute Armstrong’s Bronze

LAUSANNE, Feb 13, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday that it would not reattribute the 2000 cycling bronze medal stripped from Lance Armstrong because of doping. "It (the medal) will not be reattributed," IOC vice-president Thomas Bach told AFP on the sidelines of a meeting of the organization's executive commission in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC … [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...]

Pat McQuaid Steps Down From IOC 2020 Bid Team

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LAUSANNE, Jan 23, 2013 - Embattled cycling chief Pat McQuaid stepped down from the IOC body evaluating candidate cities for the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday as the fallout from the Lance Armstrong scandal took another twist. International Cycling Union (UCI) president McQuaid said he was unable to join his colleagues evaluating Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul -- the three cities bidding to … [Read more...]

IOC Asks Lance Armstrong To Return Olympic Bronze Medal

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by Stephanie Pertuiset LAUSANNE, Jan 17, 2013 (AFP) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday asked disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong to return the Olympic bronze medal from the time-trial event at the 2000 Games in Sydney. The IOC had written to Armstrong late Wednesday to ask him hand back the medal, IOC spokesman Mark Adams told AFP. The … [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...]