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IOC holds second video conversation with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai
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IOC holds second video conversation with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

The IOC said that the second call had confirmed that Peng "appeared to be safe and well, given the difficult situation she is in"

AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future; polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC
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AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future; polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), suspended AIBA in 2019 and conducted the Tokyo Olympics boxing event through a task force

Peng Shuai's video call with IOC President Thomas Bach raises even more questions
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Peng Shuai's video call with IOC President Thomas Bach raises even more questions

The interview offered few details, no follow-ups on her allegations, and invited more questions for the IOC, Peng, and China

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is 'safe and well' in a video call with IOC chief Thomas Bach
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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is 'safe and well' in a video call with IOC chief Thomas Bach

"Peng Shuai thanked the IOC for its concern about her well-being," IOC chief Thomas Bach said.

Indian Oil Corporation to establish 10,000 EV charging stations across India in the next three years
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Indian Oil Corporation to establish 10,000 EV charging stations across India in the next three years

The IOC plans to set up 50 kW EV charging stations every 25 kilometres and 100 kW heavy-duty chargers every 100 kilometres.

Google honours ‘Father of Judo' Kano Jigoro on his 161st birth anniversary with a doodle
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Google honours ‘Father of Judo' Kano Jigoro on his 161st birth anniversary with a doodle

Judo as a martial art became distinct from Jujutsu when Kano added a Western wrestling move to defeat a much larger opponent in a Jujutsu sparring match

FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino hopes biennial World Cup consensus by 20 December

FIFA has been actively pushing the idea of a biennial World Cup, rather than staging the competition every four years.

Olympic flame arrives in China ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Games
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Olympic flame arrives in China ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Games

Around 2,900 athletes, representing approximately 85 National Olympic Committees, will compete in the Winter Games from 4-20 February, 2022.

Beijing Winter Olympics: Activists unfurl Tibet flag, 'no genocide games' banner at flame ceremony
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Beijing Winter Olympics: Activists unfurl Tibet flag, 'no genocide games' banner at flame ceremony

The incident came a day after Tibet activists staged a demonstration at the Acropolis in Athens calling for a boycott of next year's Winter Games in Beijing

International Olympic Committee expresses concerns over FIFA's controversial biennial World Cup proposal
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International Olympic Committee expresses concerns over FIFA's controversial biennial World Cup proposal

Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month we will not interfere in this discussion, his organisation stepped in on Saturday after meeting in Athens to detail objections it shared with football stakeholders.

Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan eyes one of two vacant spots in IOC's Athletes' Commission
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Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan eyes one of two vacant spots in IOC's Athletes' Commission

Keshavan has been approved as one of the 17 candidates to fill in two vacant places of the IOC's Athletes Commission after the world body's executive board meeting in Athens on Saturday.

China human rights record 'not our remit,' says IOC's John Coates ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics
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China human rights record 'not our remit,' says IOC's John Coates ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

When asked about the treatment of the Uyghur minority in China, IOC Vice President John Coates said the body has no mandate to act.

In talks with IOC to host 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue for opening ceremony, says IOA chief Narinder Batra
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In talks with IOC to host 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue for opening ceremony, says IOA chief Narinder Batra

A proper presentation for India's bid will be prepared after a new president takes over following IOA elections in December, Batra said.

Kerala petrol pump attendant's daughter gains admission to IIT Kanpur; social media congratulates her
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Kerala petrol pump attendant's daughter gains admission to IIT Kanpur; social media congratulates her

"Arya has made us proud by securing entry in IIT Kanpur," wrote Indian Oil Corporation Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year

Although the official cost for Tokyo 2020 has been listed as $15.4 billion, several government audits have shown costs may be much higher. Olympic costs are notoriously difficult to track, but no matter the actual cost, most of it is public money.

Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games

Health officials in China said this week that more than one billion people, or 72 percent of the country's 1.4 billion citizens, have been fully vaccinated.

International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games
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International Olympic Committee restates 'deepest concerns' over boxing's place in future Games

In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar Kremlev, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper said the Olympic body's Executive Board has asked him and its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to "follow up" on the situation.

Former president Jacques Rogge passes away at 79, says International Olympic Committee
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Former president Jacques Rogge passes away at 79, says International Olympic Committee

Rogge was the eighth president of the IOC, from 2001 to 2013, after which he was succeeded by Thomas Bach.

International Boxing Association finally debt-free after years of mismanagement, announces president
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International Boxing Association finally debt-free after years of mismanagement, announces president

According to the AIBA, debt had at one stage exceeded 20 million dollars, and the organisation was on the verge of default.