The slate of punishments proposed by WADA includes a ban on Russia’s flag, anthem and team name at the Tokyo Olympics next year and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.
IOC president Thomas Bach opts against travelling to Seoul to accept peace prize over COVID-19 concerns
Bach was named the winner of the Seoul Peace Prize last month and was scheduled to receive the award in person Monday.
World Athletics chief and newly enshrined IOC member Sebastian Coe has backed athletes' right to "take the knee" on the Olympic podium, as long as it was done with "complete respect" for other competitors.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games on track to open on 23 July, IOC assures international sports federations
IOC is not expected to reveal concrete plans until later this year, or early in 2021
The International Weightlifting Federation, though, has not commented on the situation and still lists Papandrea as interim president on its website.
The final cost of the event — officially budgeted before the pandemic at 1.3 trillion yen ($12 billion) — remains unclear because additional expenses caused by the postponement have not yet been made public.
The executive board of the IOC is expected to review the proposed cuts on Wednesday. They include about 50 changes to fringe areas that leave the number of athletes — 15,400 for the Olympics and Paralympics — and all sports events untouched for next year.
IOC, Tokyo city and national government officials, and members of the organising committee are holding virtual meetings on Thursday and Friday focused on finding ways to hold the delayed Olympics during a pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 consulting firm paid $3,70,000 to IOC official's son before and after Japan won bid
Papa Massata denied the allegations, saying the money he received was related to a "sponsorship deal made in China. There is nothing to do with the Tokyo Olympics."
Among the things to be reviewed are the number of officials scheduled to be present at Tokyo 2020, welcoming ceremonies for athletes and various costs at venues, athletes' villages, training facilities and the international press centre.
Iran executes wrestler Navid Afkari for murder during 2018 protests; IOC expresses shock at decision
Reports published abroad say Afkari was convicted on the basis of confessions aired on television after being extracted under torture, prompting online campaigns for his release.
Beijing is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the Games because of alleged human rights violations.
"We have to go forward with the Games next summer by all means," Tokyo's governor Yuriko Koike said.
Most Australian athletes oppose on-field protests at Olympics, younger Olympians more willing: Survey
Majority of Australian athletes supported having an avenue for self-expression in some form, 80% believed a protest on the field of play would detract from performance or Games experience of athletes.
Heat and humidity were such grave concerns that IOC pressured Tokyo 2020 organisers to move the marathons and race walks to the northern city of Sapporo, which is 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Tokyo
The Paralympics open on 24 August, 2021, and close on 5 September. The Olympics are to open on 23 July.
Opening an online seminar, Coe underlined the importance of holding the attention of the audience in a complex entertainment landscape
The Olympics have never been hosted in the Middle East, and Qatar will be the first nation in the region to host football's biggest showpiece.
The IOC apologized on Friday and deleted a Twitter message which some saw as celebrating Nazi Germany’s hosting of the 1936 Olympics.
Since the postponement of Olympics in late March, all 42 venues for the Games have been secured and the competition schedule announced, with the opening ceremony set to take place at the 156.9 billion yen ($1.44 billion) National Stadium on 23 July.