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Olympics

IOC member says India running out of time

A top Indian Olympic official says the suspended Indian Olympic Association is running out of time to clean up its administration before next year’s major sporting events.

Saturday, 21 September, 2013, 4:57pm

IOC wants reassurances on Russia anti-gay law

The International Olympic Committee is waiting for more clarifications from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi, IOC President Jacques Rogge said on Friday.

10 Aug 2013 - 2:24pm

London Olympics brought in HK$117b for Britain

The British government claimed yesterday that last year's Olympic Games in London gave the economy a massive boost, even while acknowledging that some of the investment might have happened anyway.

An official report said the Games brought £9.9 billion (HK$117 billion) to the British economy, more than the £8.92 billion cost of staging the event.

20 Jul 2013 - 3:16am

Wrestling, baseball-softball, squash on IOC list

And now for the gold-medal match.

Three months after wrestling got kicked out of the 2020 Olympics, the ancient sport is back in the frame and will compete against baseball-softball and squash for a spot in the games.

30 May 2013 - 11:22am

Boxing chief Wu confirms IOC presidency bid

Taiwan’s world boxing chief (AIBA) President Ching-kuo Wu announced his intention to run for International Olympic Committee president on Thursday, saying the Olympic movement should be bigger than just the Games.

23 May 2013 - 5:02pm

Wrestling changes rules to save Olympic status

The ancient sport of wrestling has agreed to a shake-up of its rules to make it more attractive for spectators, in a desperate bid to stave off the threat of being axed from the Olympics in 2020.

20 May 2013 - 3:25am

Asian champion Au wants to keep playing until Olympics

Newly crowned Asian champion Annie Au Wing-chi insists age won't prevent her from fulfilling her Olympic dream should squash be selected for the 2020 Games later this year.

8 May 2013 - 5:36am

Australia's Olympic swimmers admit taking banned sleeping drug Stilnox

The much-hyped Australia men's Olympic freestyle swim relay team yesterday owned up to taking sleeping medication banned by their country's Olympic committee and performing "stupid" pre-Games pranks.

23 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

Sonny Bill Williams keen to play sevens at Rio Olympics

Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams admits the chance to win Olympic gold could tempt him to switch to rugby sevens for the 2016 Rio Games as he weighs up his future in the boxing ring.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:49am

Olympics chief Rogge faces backlash over vote to eliminate wrestling

Wrestling may be facing a bleak Olympic future but it could have the last laugh at the International Olympic Committee's session in September in Buenos Aires.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:59am

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