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China to speed up construction of winter sports infrastructure

China's General Administration of Sport released a plan on Wednesday to speed up the construction of winter sports infrastructure, aiming to build at least 500 skating rinks before the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/11/2 23:36:56

Rio anti-doping program a ‘success’: IOC

The Rio Olympics anti-doping program was successful despite a lack of trained staff and resources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday following a World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) report noting "serious failings" in the process.
Soure:Reuters: 2016/10/29 0:48:39

IOC sanctions nine athletes failing Beijing re-analysis

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday sanctioned nine more athletes who failed the retests of Beijing Olympics doping samples.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/27 10:25:11

Olympic debut shines light on Japanese martial art

Hollywood may have kicked karate onto the world stage, but its first-ever inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics promises to shine a light on the rich history of the discipline.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/25 19:38:39

IOC boss ducks Korea row in Tokyo visit

IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday dodged questions over reports that some Tokyo 2020 events could be held in South Korea, a move which would further embarrass beleaguered Games organizers.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/19 23:13:39

IOC, Tokyo target soaring costs

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief and Tokyo's governor on Tuesday agreed to work together on ­cutting skyrocketing costs for the 2020 Games, as reports said the IOC would consider moving some venues to South Korea.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/19 0:03:39

IOC pleased with Beijing's preparation for 2022 Winter Games

Internatonal Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission officials spoke highly of Beijing's preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in their first meeting here on Wednesday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/13 1:01:13

Italy officially abandons 2024 Olympic bid

Italian Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malago put a definitive end Tuesday to Rome’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the city’s newly elected mayor refused to support the project. “I wrote to the International Olympic Committee [IOC] today to withdraw Rome-2024 from the running,” Malago told a specially convened press conference.
Soure:AFP: 2016/10/12 0:08:40

First meeting of IOC Coordination Commission for 2022 Winter Games opens in Beijing

The first meeting of IOC Coordination Commission for Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 opened here on Monday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/10 23:15:19

Chinese vice premier meets head of IOC's coordination commission for 2022 Winter Games

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s coordination commission for the 2022 Winter Games Alexander Zhukov here on Monday, promising a "fantastic, extraordinary and excellent" Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/10 23:14:14

New testing framework within WADA proposed at Olympic Summit

A new anti-doping testing authority to be set up within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was one of the key recommendations made at the Olympic Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/9 21:19:13

Paris bid has no worry like Rome, says Estanguet

Paris 2024 Co-Chairman Tony Estanguet told media here Saturday that the possible withdrawal of Rome has no impact on the French capital's bid and the two historical cities don't share the worries when it comes to Olympic candidacy.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/2 11:22:29

IOC president Bach kicks off two-day visit to Paris

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach met 400 athletes at France's National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance (INSEP) on Saturday to kick off a two-day visit to Paris.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/10/2 11:21:17

Veteran Olympic shuttler sets sights on Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as coach

Former No.1 badminton singles player Dong Jiong is aiming to snatch a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, not for himself, but for the Chinese national badminton players with disabilities whom he is coaching.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/9/30 14:22:29

Tokyo to remove more 2020 Olympic venues far outside city due to spiralling costs

A Tokyo government panel is set to propose removing more 2020 Olympic venues far outside the city, some of them being hundreds of miles away, as costs have been out of control.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/9/29 16:42:23

Official ‘stole money’

Kenya’s Rio Olympic Games manager Stephen Soi was charged Wednesday with four counts of stealing more than 25 million shillings ($250,000 dollars) destined for athletes and officials in Brazil.
Soure:Agencies: 2016/9/28 23:33:40

Tokyo Gov. pledges to win back public faith amid fish market debacle, Olympics funding probe

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Wednesday that it was imperative that the metropolitan government win back public trust amid an ongoing debacle regarding the relocation of the capital's iconic Tsukiji fish market, the move of which has been plagued by toxic chemicals at the new site being covered up as well as a potentially dodgy bidding process.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/9/28 18:09:53

Olympic champion race walker Wang Zhen eyes another gold medal at Tokyo 2020

Only one month after claiming the men's 20-kilometer race walk title at the Rio Olympic Games, China's Wang Zhen has already set his sights on defending gold at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Soure:Xinhua: 2016/9/27 14:43:40