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Olympic chiefs uphold ban on International Boxing Association
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Olympic chiefs uphold ban on International Boxing Association

The IBA was suspended by the IOC in 2019 for multiple corruption scandals, meaning boxing risks disappearing as an Olympic sport after Paris 2024.

IOA-IOC meeting fruitful, solution on logjam likely: sources
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IOA-IOC meeting fruitful, solution on logjam likely: sources

IOC and IOA had called for a joint meeting on Tuesday “in order to agree on a constructive solution and establish a roadmap leading to the elections of IOA”.

Boxing’s inclusion beyond 2024 Olympics doubtful as controversial Umar Kremlev remains IBA chief
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Boxing’s inclusion beyond 2024 Olympics doubtful as controversial Umar Kremlev remains IBA chief

International Boxing Association (IBA) extraordinary congress sees delegates votes in 106 out of a possible 155 in favour of no presidential election while allowing Umar Kremlev to continue as the chief. The decision could force a ban on the body by International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IOC issues final warning to IOA, to suspend India if elections not held by December
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IOC issues final warning to IOA, to suspend India if elections not held by December

The executive board of the IOC, which made in Lausanne on Thursday, also decided not to recognise any "acting/interim president" after Narinder Batra's ouster as Indian Olymic Association president and said it will deal with secretary general Rajeev Mehta as the main point of contact

International Olympic Committee calls for Russia to be excluded from sports
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International Olympic Committee calls for Russia to be excluded from sports

The IOC said it was needed to "protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants".

Russia counts sporting cost of Ukraine invasion: No Champions League final, F1 race
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Russia counts sporting cost of Ukraine invasion: No Champions League final, F1 race

After sports bodies had spent Thursday condemning the invasion, on Friday some transformed their words into actions.

IOC urges federations to cancel events in Russia and Belarus amid Ukraine conflict
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IOC urges federations to cancel events in Russia and Belarus amid Ukraine conflict

"The IOC EB (executive board) today urges all international sports federations to relocate or cancel their sports events currently planned in Russia or Belarus," read the International Olympic Committee statement.

Beware if China calls for truce! When the ‘pacification of Tibet’ meant its complete annihilation
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Beware if China calls for truce! When the ‘pacification of Tibet’ meant its complete annihilation

Just as ‘truce’ doesn’t have the same meaning for the outside world as for Mao’s children, ‘pacification’ for the Great Helmsman in the 1950s was not what we usually understand

Our ambition is to inspire every young Indian to embrace the Olympic Values: Nita Ambani
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Our ambition is to inspire every young Indian to embrace the Olympic Values: Nita Ambani

India last hosted the IOC Session in 1983. This time Mumbai received 99% votes in its favour to host the IOC meeting.

'The world will see India's power': Athletes rejoice as Mumbai elected to host 2023 IOC session
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'The world will see India's power': Athletes rejoice as Mumbai elected to host 2023 IOC session

Sportspersons from across the country, Olympic or non-Olympic, hailed the development.

'Significant development': IOC member Nita Ambani hails decision to award Mumbai IOC session in 2023
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'Significant development': IOC member Nita Ambani hails decision to award Mumbai IOC session in 2023

India will be hosting this prestigious IOC session for the first time since 1983.

Mumbai to host IOC session in 2023; first for India since 1983
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Mumbai to host IOC session in 2023; first for India since 1983

An IOC session is the annual meeting of the members of the IOC, comprising 101 voting members and 45 honorary members.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva treatment by entourage was ‘chilling’, says IOC president Thomas Bach
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Kamila Valieva treatment by entourage was ‘chilling’, says IOC president Thomas Bach

Thomas Bach said he was "very disturbed" to see 15-year-old Kamila Valieva's performance, having been controversially cleared to compete despite failing a drugs test in December.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: What happens next in Kamila Valieva's doping scandal?
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: What happens next in Kamila Valieva's doping scandal?

Russia's Kamila Valieva came a disappointing fourth in Olympics women's single event, after more than a week of intense scrutiny over a failed doping test. Her Olympics is over — but the saga is not.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian teenager Kamila Valieva allowed to skate again at Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Russian teenager Kamila Valieva allowed to skate again at Games

The International Olympic Committee said that if Valieva finished in the top three, it will not hold a medal ceremony until the doping issue was resolved.

Explained: What is Olympic truce and what role does it play in international affairs?
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Explained: What is Olympic truce and what role does it play in international affairs?

Just what is the Olympic Truce? And what role does it have to play on the rickety stage of international affairs?

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: In Beijing, Olympic ideals coexist with authoritarian rule
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: In Beijing, Olympic ideals coexist with authoritarian rule

The IOC knows that Beijing has locked up hundreds of thousands of minority Uighur Muslims, those critics say, and arrested countless people who dared voice criticism of the government.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: In Beijing, the subject on everybody’s mind but not lips
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Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: In Beijing, the subject on everybody’s mind but not lips

An Olympic rule and warnings from the Chinese government have made it risky for athletes to speak out at these Games.

International Olympic Committee approves three urban sports for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics
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International Olympic Committee approves three urban sports for 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

Skateboarding, surfing and sports climbing have officially been added to the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame on COVID-19, 'hostile forces'
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Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame on COVID-19, 'hostile forces'

In September 2021, the International Olympic Committee suspended North Korea through 2022 for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Summer Games, citing the pandemic.