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International Olympic Committee

Bow and arrow take the world by storm

Elite archers were competing this week in the World Cup series in Antalya, Turkey, the first major event since the sport was elevated by the IOC to a higher ranking that will ensure a bigger share of Olympic revenues every four years.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 9:51am

Presidential race just one hot IOC issue

Four of the six candidates vying to succeed Rogge as International Olympic Committee president were sitting around the same conference table. The two other contenders were down the hall in the same convention centre in St Petersburg, Russia, mixing with the delegates.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

IOC made right move to drop wrestling: Jacques Rogge

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic programme and then include it in a shortlist for those Games was no mistake, IOC president Jacques Rogge said yesterday.

1 Jun 2013 - 5:10am

Real work ahead for squash's Olympic Games bid

The real work of making squash an Olympic sport still lies ahead, the game's Asian head, David Mui Ying-yuen, warned yesterday.

The IOC vote this week in St Petersburg, Russia, saw wrestling and baseball/softball win the right to be considered for reinstatement as Olympic sports and for squash to be considered for inclusion for the first time.

31 May 2013 - 5:03am

Wrestling, squash and baseball make Games cut

Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won the chance of a reprieve yesterday as it made the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the Games.

30 May 2013 - 4:35am

Bubka becomes sixth candidate for top Olympic post

Former Olympic pole-vault champion Sergei Bubka has launched his bid for the presidency of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the sixth candidate for world sport's most influential post.

30 May 2013 - 5:24am

Squash hopes third time's the charm for Olympic inclusion

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, and will announce a shortlist from eight candidate sports that are vying for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

29 May 2013 - 5:46am

Taiwan's Wu Ching-kuo says China 'understands' his IOC bid

The world boxing chief, who last week announced his candidacy to succeed IOC president Jacques Rogge, said he was confident that his long personal history with China would make this a case of "sport over politics".

29 May 2013 - 5:20am

Crunch talks will map out future of games

Call it the perfect storm of Olympic politics. With sports leaders gathering in St Petersburg, Russia, this week for a global convention, three high-profile campaigns will be played out at the same time in an unusual confluence of issues that will set the tone for the future of the Olympic movement.

28 May 2013 - 5:39am

Taiwanese boxing boss Wu Ching-kuo to seek top IOC post

Wu Ching-kuo of Taiwan has confirmed he is running for president of the International Olympic Committee, becoming the fourth candidate and the second from Asia bidding to replace Jacques Rogge.

24 May 2013 - 4:57am

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