International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894 with Demetrios Vikelas as its first president. Today its membership consists of 100 active members, 32 honorary members, and one honour member. The IOC is the supreme authority of the worldwide modern Olympic movement. The current IOC president is Thomas Bach. He was preceded by Jacques Rogge.

Los Angeles officially joins the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games

Los Angeles' formal Olympic bid was announced by mayor Eric Garcetti. Photo:  AFP

Los Angeles joined the race to win the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday after city leaders gave unanimous backing for a bid to stage the sporting extravaganza for a third time.

Wednesday, 2 September, 2015, 1:59pm

Bow and arrow take the world by storm

John David Burnes of Canada takes aim during his men's individual 1/32 elimination archery round at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: Reuters

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.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Presidential race just one hot IOC issue

The candidates of International Olympic Committee president, from left: Thomas Bach of Germany, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, C.K. Wu of Taiwan, Sergei Bubka of Ukraine and Denis Oswald of Switzerland. Photo: AP

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

IOC president 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

David Mui Ying-yuen, chairman of Hong Kong Squash. Photo: May Tse

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

IOC President Jacques Rogge (5th R) attends IOC executive board meeting at the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg. Photo: AP

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

Sergei Bubka

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

David Mui Ying-yuen, chairman of Hong Kong Squash.

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

Taiwanese boxing chief Wu Ching-kuo. Photo: AFP

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

IOC president Jacques Rogge. Photo: AP

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 currently leads the AIBA. Photo: AP

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

Talking points

Timothy Tong Hin-ming

Legco questions for Timothy Tong

18 May 2013 - 4:10am

Short Sport, March 9, 2013

Miami's Dwyane Wade scores against Orlando. Photo: Reuters

Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles plans to bid for the 2024 summer Olympics and the city's effort has some major celebrity backers. "On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to the US Olympic Committee. 

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Sports Digest, February 28, 2013

Manny Ramirez

More than 800 players will take part in the Prudential Hong Kong Beach 5s at Repulse Bay next month, making it one of the region's biggest beach rugby tournaments.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

One step forward, two steps back

Heather Deayton. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A decision made in faraway Lausanne, Switzerland, by 15 members of the International Olympic Committee's executive board earlier this month could well have a serious impact on Hong Kong. 

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am