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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.

Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team of Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter celebrate after winning gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Photo: Reuters

Usain Bolt loses 2008 relay Olympic gold medal

Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals on Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping.

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