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Shot-putter loses gold medal after positive drug testsupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 08:15:00

The International Olympic Committee has stripped a female shot-putter from Belarus of her gold medal after she tested positive for an anabolic agent during the London Olympics.

Ye Shiwen: Doping allegations 'unfair'updated: Mon Aug 13 2012 08:10:00

Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen says she believes the doping allegations against her are "really unfair."

Gold medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped after failing drug testupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 08:10:00

Women's Olympic shot put champion Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her gold medal after testing positive for a banned substance.

Olympic officials strip American cyclist of gold medalupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 06:50:00

The International Olympic Committee has stripped American cyclist Tyler Hamilton of his 2004 gold due to doping and ordered him to return the medal that he won in the Athens Olympics.

Once an Olympic sport, tug-of-war hopes for reinclusionupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 04:40:00

Every four years, U.S. audiences are re-introduced to all manner of lesser known sports: fencing, handball, even ones they may have tried themselves, like trampoline.

Kenya to bid for 2024 Olympicsupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 21:17:00

Kenya will bid to become the first African nation to host the Olympic Games in 2024, Raila Odinga, the country's prime minister, has said.

Expert: Gender testing 'imperfect' for female athletesupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 09:04:00

Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya carried the South African flag last month in opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Ye Shiwen: 'I will never use drugs'updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 15:08:00

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to a Sports Illustrated reporter about the controversy surrounding Chinese Olympian Ye Shiwen.

Welcome to the Twitter Olympicsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 13:37:00

It all started out quite innocently, with jokes about the Queen's perma-frown and GIF collections of weird, what-the-Dickens moments from the opening ceremony.

Twitter ruining Olympics?updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 13:37:00

Erin Burnett tackles the claim that Twitter is ruining the Olympics for spectators all over the world. Does it add up?

IOC spokesman: Ye allegations 'sad'updated: Tue Jul 31 2012 20:21:00

IOC spokesman Mark Adams tells CNN that doping allegations made against Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen are "pure rumors."

Fans asked to tweet from Olympics only if 'urgent'updated: Mon Jul 30 2012 11:53:00

This is supposed to be the Twitter Olympics, but tweet- and text-clogged networks appear to have caused problems for broadcasters at the London Games.

Open Mic: Israeli terror threatsupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 12:01:00

Israeli tourists leaving for summer destinations discuss how they feel about their security after the Bulgaria bus blast.

Widow of Munich victim makes plea for Olympic minute of silenceupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 12:01:00

The widow of an Israeli Olympian killed in a terrorist attack on the 1972 Munich Games made an urgent plea Wednesday for a minute of silence at the opening ceremony to remember her husband and 10 other Israelis murdered 40 years ago.

Olympics head rejects silence for Israeli victimsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 08:55:00

The head of the International Olympics Committee again rejected calls for a moment of silence during the Games' opening ceremony to honor Israeli Olympians killed in a terror attack at the 1972 Games.

'An iconic test of strength and skill'updated: Sun Jul 22 2012 10:35:00

Team CNN takes on the discus throw ahead of the Olympics.

What changed the Olympics foreverupdated: Sun Jul 22 2012 10:35:00

For all the cheers, roars and ovations in all the Olympic stadiums and arenas over all the years, perhaps the most significant Olympic sound heard in the last quarter-century was a yawn.

Critic: McDonald's unfit for Olympicsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 07:59:00

McDonald's says it is offering healthy options at the Olympics, but a London lawmaker says fast food is an unfit sponsor.

Olympic sponsorship: Must it be so unhealthy?updated: Thu Jul 19 2012 07:59:00

It's hard to imagine the president of the International Olympic Committee on the "naughty step," forced to stay there until he had repented for his behavior. But that's more or less what has happened. Jacques Rogge had to "clarify" (in other words, backtrack on) his newsworthy comment that there was a "question mark" over the suitability of McDonald's and Coca-Cola as Olympic sponsors. Apparently he had actually first flagged his concerns four years ago, but the lure of sponsors' cash far outweighed any considerations about growing obesity levels ... and apparently still does.

Former FIFA president Havelange took $1.5 million in bribes: Swiss courtupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 17:23:00

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange and fellow Brazilian sports chief Ricardo Teixeira pocketed millions of dollars in bribes from a collapsed marketing company, documents released by a Swiss court Wednesday revealed.

From triumph to scandal: Olympians in the social media spotlightupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 13:48:00

Did you know that Olympic track hopeful Lolo Jones is a virgin on the prowl for a date? Or that British swimmer Rebecca Adlington quit Twitter because meanies kept insulting her looks? The dirt that years ago would have been lost in the fray of the Olympic Games is now at the top of your Facebook feed.

IOC selects three cities as candidates for 2020 Olympic Games updated: Thu May 24 2012 01:38:00

The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid have made it on to the short list of cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Baku and Doha were rejected for the second time in a row after failing to make the 2016 games.

Palestinians train for Olympicsupdated: Tue May 22 2012 06:31:00

Against long odds, Palestinian athletes train for their first Olympic competition. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

IOC defends stance against moment of silence for Israel's 'Munich 11'updated: Tue May 22 2012 06:31:00

The International Olympic Committee on Monday defended its stance against a moment of silence at the London Games for Israel's 11 athletes and coaches killed by terrorists in 1972, a response that follows an Israeli official's vow to pressure the organizing committee to change its position.

'Just One Minute,' Israelis demand for athletes, coaches killed at '72 Gamesupdated: Fri May 18 2012 05:43:00

Israel's deputy foreign minister is taking to social media to pressure the International Olympic Committee to reverse its stance against a moment of silence at the London Games for 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed at the 1972 games.

Falklands War retrospectiveupdated: Fri May 04 2012 17:54:00

CNN's Dan Rivers looks at the history of the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.

Argentine Olympic ad riles UK, IOCupdated: Fri May 04 2012 17:54:00

Britain and international Olympic officials are taking issue with an advertisement claiming Argentina has sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

Syrian athletes will attend London Olympics, says British PM updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 14:10:00

Syrian athletes will be allowed to attend this summer's London Olympics but officials from the war-torn country will not be welcome, says UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Olympic dreams elude Saudi womenupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 07:09:00

Rima Maktabi discusses the symbolic move by Saudi Arabia to eventually send female athletes to the Olympics.

Bhopal victims urge UK government to drop Dow as 2012 sponsorupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 07:17:00

Victims and campaigners from the Bhopal disaster of 1984 have staged a "die-in" outside the UK's sports ministry to protest at the sponsorship role Dow Chemical Company will play in the London 2012 Olympics.

Quickfire questions with Usain Boltupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 13:04:00

CNN's Aiming for Gold talks to the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt.

IOC 'prepared' for illegal gambling threat, says Rogge updated: Sun Jan 15 2012 13:04:00

Illegal gambling threatens the integrity of all sport says International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge, but he's confident that the London Olympics can remain free from the scourge which has tarnished the reputation of cricket and football in recent months.

Diack: Africa can host World Athletics Championships soonupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 06:33:00

Africa is ready to host the World Athletics Championships for the first time, the sport's president Lamine Diack told CNN.

IAAF chief on corruption allegationsupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 06:33:00

IAAF President Lamine Diack answers questions about allegations of corruption.

IOC sanctions two leading sports officials over cash paymentsupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 04:38:00

Two leading world sports officials were sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee Thursday over cash payments they received from a collapsed sports marketing agency.

IOC confirm Havelange resignationupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 15:45:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have confirmed that former FIFA president Joao Havelange has resigned from his position within the organization with immediate effect.

Boxing: IOC wait on corruption inquiry updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 12:23:00

The International Olympic Committee told CNN Friday that they are waiting on the result of an investigation by amateur boxing's world governing body into allegations that huge bribes were paid so Azerbaijan can win gold medals at the London 2012 Games.

IOC 'confident' in London 2012 Games despite riotsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 08:15:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have said they are "confident" in London's ability to police the 2012 Olympic Games, despite continued unrest in the British capital.

London 2012: A year to go and all is well?updated: Wed Jul 27 2011 13:20:00

July 27 marks the start of the final countdown for London's staging of the 2012 Olympic Games.

2012 Olympic ticket buyers in the darkupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 08:48:00

Olympic ticket buyers won't be told how much or when money will be deducted from their accounts. Emily Reuben reports.

Madrid bids for 2020 Olympic Gamesupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 13:35:00

The mayor of the Spanish capital Madrid confirmed Wednesday the city will bid for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Libya not getting Olympics tickets yet, organizers insistupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 08:14:00

The International Olympic Committee will not give any tickets to Libya's Olympic Committee "until the current situation becomes clearer," it said Wednesday. Richard Deitsch: Comcast/NBC keeps Olympics after moving pitch -- with Costas' helpupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 11:47:00

As the Comcast/NBC presentation neared its conclusion Tuesday morning at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Bob Costas stepped to the front of the room to deliver the emotional highlight of the allocution.

Platini refuses to rule out FIFA presidential runupdated: Mon May 30 2011 10:06:00

UEFA president Michel Platini has refused to rule out the possibility of standing against Sepp Blatter in FIFA's controversial presidential race, if Wednesday's election is postponed.

Women get more Winter Games entries; IOC to draw up gender rulesupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 11:45:00

The next Winter Olympics in Russia will feature six new events, meaning that more women will be able to compete at Sochi in 2014. Frank Deford: Even during the Super Bowl, Dallas has its eyes on the Olympic Gamesupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 14:26:00

Even as the Dallas area bursts its buttons, hosting the Super Bowl for the first time in Jerry Jones' new American coliseum, the city itself has developed an even greater itch it wants to scratch.

Ghana hit with Olympic suspensionupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 14:10:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended Ghana on Wednesday in a move which could prevent the west-African country from competing in the 2012 London Games. Brian Cazeneuve: Figure skater Czisny breaks through; more Olympic notesupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 17:28:00

In a breakthrough performance that may have resurrected an always-promising international career, Alissa Czisny won the ladies event at the Grand Prix final in Beijing over the weekend. For years, Czisny, a 23-year-old Bowling Green grad, has been considered a brilliant artist with the tightest spins and most elegant turns in the sport. But she's also a capable jumper who would often crumble under the spotlight of competition. This weekend, she put together two strong efforts, taking the lead during the short program and maintaining the margin through the free skate.

IOC to pursue FIFA corruption claimsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 10:36:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed Tuesday it intends to refer the latest allegations of corruption involving officials of world football's governing body FIFA, to its ethics commission.

Olympics chief tells FIFA to crack down on corruptionupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 14:50:00

The head of the International Olympic Committee has urged soccer's ruling body FIFA to take a tough approach against corruption when it deals with the World Cup bidding scandal. Brian Cazeneuve: Swimmer Fran Crippen remembered; more Olympic notesupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 11:35:00

After the World Championships in Rome last summer when he won a bronze medal in the 10-kilometer open water swim event, Fran Crippen talked glowingly about how the open-water event essentially revived his career.

Transsexual athletes treated unfairlyupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:48:00

Lana Lawless hits golf balls. She hits them hard and far, with astonishing accuracy. She won the Women's Long Drivers of America competition in 2008 when she hit a ball more than 250 yards. Lana is so good, in fact, that the LDA changed the rules this year to prevent her from competing. The LPGA has a rule to specifically exclude her, as well. Brian Cazeneuve: Election fraud in Nigeria; Olympic misspending in Moscowupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 17:37:00

Brady Ellison took another step toward a world No. 1 ranking, stunning Olympic gold medalist Im Dong-hyun of South Korea to win the World Cup Archery final in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday. Ellison first rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the second set against India's Jayanta Talukdar in the semifinals, winning the match on a one-arrow shoot-off. Ellison, 22, then beat Im Dong-hyun in the finals to earn the title and avenge an earlier loss to Im two years ago in Antalya, Turkey. Brian Cazeneuve: Korean skating champ coaching drama; USATF looks for new CEOupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 12:09:00

Even before the skating season kicks off, there has been plenty of kicking and screaming from the rink over the split between Korean Olympic champ Kim Yu-na and her Canadian coach Brian Orser. Granted, Kim's mother, Park Mi-hee has always been a strong presence in her life, but she and Orser co-existed peacefully during Kim's run to the Olympic title in Vancouver last year despite their differences. This year, according to Orser, trouble escalated when he learned through press reports that Kim was skipping the Grand Prix season. She had also asked an outside coach, Shae-Lynn Bourne, to help choreograph her routine without first consulting with Orser. Brian Cazeneuve: Q&A with U.S. women's hockey star Angela Ruggieroupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 16:33:00

Last year, Angela Ruggiero, a star for the past decade with the U.S. hockey team, was elected as an athlete member of the IOC, joining Anita DeFrantz and Jim Easton as the only U.S. members of the committee. In four Olympics, the California-born, New England-raised defenseman won four medals, including gold at the Nagano Olympics in 1998, when she was still a high school senior. In 2005, a year after graduating cum laude from Harvard with a degree in government, Ruggiero became the first woman to play professionally at a position other than goalie in a men's game, when she skated for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League. She sat down with last week at the World Hockey Summit in Toronto to discuss the women's game, the Olympics and her future. Brian Cazeneuve: Rau'shee Warren looking for another trip to Games; IOC talks Olympic bidsupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 14:06:00

Two-time Olympian Rau'shee Warren was among the winners last weekend at the USA Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs. Warren, 23, boxing out of Louisville, stopped Philadelphia's Michael Cartegena at 1:40 of the second round to win the 114-pound division and his fourth national title. The win gives him an early lead on earning a spot on another Olympic team. Should he make it, Warren would become the first U.S. boxer in history to compete at the Games three times. Brian Cazeneuve: U.S. softball exacts revenge; more Olympic notesupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 20:12:00

In its first major tournament without official status as an event on the upcoming Olympic calendar, the U.S. softball team roared through the competition to win the world championship on Friday in Caracas, Venezuela, beating Japan, 7-0, in the gold-medal game. The U.S. team won all 10 of its contests, outscoring opponents 95-6 during the tournament and avenging a loss at the Beijing Olympics to the Japanese, who won the Olympic gold medal by beating them, 3-1, in the final game in 2008. Softball and baseball were dropped from the Olympic program beginning in 2012. Rugby and golf were added for the 2016 Games in Rio, though softball, baseball and other sports will have chances to get back in during subsequent years as the International Olympic Committee tries to update its program. The lack of parity at the top of the sport was one of the reasons cited by IOC members as a need to remove softball from the Games. The U.S. team has now won seven straight world titles since 1986 without Brian Cazeneuve: Sprinter to go the distance, FOX wants Olympics and other Olympic notesupdated: Tue May 11 2010 16:34:00

The greatest sprinter of all time is ready to run his first marathon. Carl Lewis says he will celebrate his 50th birthday by running the open portion of the 2012 Houston Marathon.

China stripped of 2000 Olympic bronzeupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 14:15:00

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday stripped China of a bronze medal in the women's team event at the 2000 Olympic Games after finding one of the team's athletes was underage. Brian Cazeneuve: Samaranch leaves mixed Olympics legacyupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 21:42:00

As former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch was waiting to receive a guest at the Chateau de Vidy, the IOC headquarters, in 1989, his assistant, Jose Sotelo, was preparing his daily reading material. "Just some items to review before breakfast," Sotelo noted. In his hands was a thick binder of 225 pages. Each of the five color-coded sections denoted a different language in which a story appeared during the previous 24 hours about either the IOC, the Olympic and international sports world or Samaranch himself. "He wants to know what people are thinking of him," Sotelo explained. "Every day he wants to know."

Former IOC chief Samaranch dies aged 89updated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:49:00

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch has died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 89.

Ailing Samaranch in Barcelona hospitalupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 15:16:00

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Juan Antonio Samaranch, 89, is in hospital in Barcelona suffering from a serious heart condition.

Breakthrough asthma treatmentupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 19:57:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a new therapy for severe asthma patients.

For Olympians and weekend warriors, winter sports can trigger asthmaupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 19:57:00

Do you cough, wheeze, or get short of breath when you exercise in cold weather? You could have asthma, but you've got plenty of company. Exercise-induced asthma is surprisingly common among people who work out in cold climates, whether they're jogging around the neighborhood or gunning for gold in Vancouver. Ann Killion: When it comes to women's Olympic sports IOC just doesn't get itupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 10:13:00

Ah, Olympic tradition. Tears. Cheers. And the International Olympic Committee looking foolish. Jim Kelley: NHL's replay credibility problem, more notesupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 12:48:00

I don't have room to get into individual letters here, but a surprising number of you wrote regarding my column on the Capitals being jobbed in a controversial "no-goal" ruling at Montreal in which the Canadiens ended Washington's 14-game win streak. Michael McCann: Civil action a possibility in Olympic luger's deathupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 17:26:00

Will the death of 21-year-old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili during a training run for the XXI Olympic Winter Games lead to a civil action?

Olympic luger dies on track where speed caused concernupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 18:11:00

The death of a Georgian luge athlete Friday ahead of the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics occurred amid concerns about the speed of the record-setting track at the Whistler Sliding Center, according to a Georgian official. Selena Roberts: IOC must substitute thrills for safetyupdated: Sat Feb 13 2010 05:59:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The International Olympic Committee's need to push the envelope is sewn into its motto Citius, Altius, Fortius - or swifter, higher, stronger - as if to be swift enough, fast enough or strong enough were a weakness or, at the least, a lame marketing idea. So over the past decade, in an effort to remain edgy, relevant and riveting, the IOC has ratcheted up the drama by going to the extreme, enlisting the hotdog hounds of freestyle skiing and seducing daredevil snowboarders to the Games.

Olympic athlete's death leaves 'shadow' on Games, IOC chief saysupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 21:33:00

The death of a luger Friday cast a pall over the Olympics just hours before the caldron-lighting ceremony that would officially begin the Games.

Georgian luger killed in Olympic practice crashupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 18:43:00

The Winter Olympics has been hit by tragedy after the death of a Georgian competitor following a crash during training for the high-speed luge event -- the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Georgian Embassy have confirmed. Ann Killion: Women ski jumpers left out in cold by IOCupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 16:23:00

Jessica Jerome is exhausted. The Park City, Utah, resident wakes up early to teach ski lessons to youngsters. She's working 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. shifts at events at the Sundance Film Festival to earn some cash Brian Cazeneuve: Vonn's smooth ride, more notesupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:17:00

She's up. She's down. She's up again. The roller coaster ride that is Lindsey Vonn's season rose to its apex again over the weekend, when the defending overall World Cup champion swept three speed races in Haus im Enstal, Austria. Vonn won downhills on Friday and Saturday and captured a Super-G race on Sunday, easing fears that a damaged left arm she'd hurt in a fall last month would impair her Olympic ambitions. The victories boosted her lead in this season's World Cup standings to a robust 192 points ahead of Germany's Maria Riesch. Brian Cazeneuve: Plushenko just one intriguing Olympic question markupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 23:04:00

For four years since he won the men's title at the Turin Olympics, Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko has been the wildcard in the men's figure skating equation, talking comeback and keeping out of sight. In October, he returned to the ice to win the Rostelecom Cup with a strong, but flawed, performance in Moscow that suggested he might make a run at another Olympics. Olympics: 10 signature momentsupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 12:13:00

1. Michael Phelps' photo-finish victory over Milorad Cavic in the 100-meter butterfly at the Beijing Olympics (Aug. 16, 2008) Every Phelps swim in the Water Cube was impressive, but this one was a stunning sleight-of-hands trick. Several meters from the finish, Cavic, who'd dominated the race, was still ahead. But with one last, fast, half-stroke, Phelps touched the wall first by .01 of a second, equaled Mark Spitz's total of seven golds in one Games and all but guaranteed that he would win a record eighth (as he did in a relay the next day). With its Phelpsian brilliance, high-tech suits and upstart challenger (Cavic, swimming for Serbia, symbolized a new wave of medalists from smaller countries), the race conjoined three of the biggest Olympic stories of the era. Brian Cazeneuve: U.S. bobsled veteran sees career some to an endupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 13:16:00

Illustrious has been the career of 40-year-old U.S. bobsled veteran Todd Hays, one of the sport's great drivers. But after crashing his four-man sled during a training run in Winterberg, Germany last Wednesday, Hays emerged with dizzy spells, a condition Hays hoped indicated nothing more than a mild concussion. But after undergoing an MRI upon returning to the U.S. team's training center in Lake Placid, doctors have advised Hays to retire.

IOC opt not to re-award Jones medalupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 15:01:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have opted not to re-award the women's 100m gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000, which was stripped from Marion Jones two years ago.

Ramzi stripped of Olympic 1500m goldupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:39:00

Olympic 1500 meter champion Rashid Ramzi has been stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for doping at the 2008 Beijing Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. Brian Cazeneuve: World champ Lysacek sitting pretty ahead of Vancouver Gamesupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 13:33:00

Evan Lysacek is right where he wants to be.

Three cities in running for 2018 Winter Olympicsupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 10:33:00

The cities of Annecy, Munich and Pyeongchang will battle it out to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Brian Cazeneuve: Behind backing of Rogge, IOC approves golf and rugbyupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 17:57:00

One more reason to buy a ticket to Rio in 2016? Tiger Woods.

IOC adds rugby sevens and golf to 2016 Olympicsupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 11:00:00

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will include rugby union sevens, a shortened version of the 15-player game, and golf as sports, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced. Frank Deford: Starring in a reality show, purposely or not, has dangerous effect on athletesupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 16:02:00

My gracious, but this has been a difficult time for us sports troubadours. We do better with simple games, with the tic-tac-toe offensive and defensive Xs and Os, as opposed to the exes and ohs that refer to past marital tense and current romantic joy. I mean, hardly had I begun to digest the news that Lamar Odom of the NBA had married Khloe Kardashian of reality show fame -- ohhh! -- than comes word that Chris Evert and Greg Norman, America's senior sweethearts, had broken up, potential exes-to-be. Brian Cazeneuve: Expect more dominoes to fall after Streeter's resignation from USOCupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 14:53:00

In answering the question of when rather than if, the USOC announced that acting CEO Stephanie Streeter will be on her way out from the top of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Consider it a good start.

Fortune: Is golf the next Olympic sport?updated: Fri Aug 14 2009 12:18:00

Tiger Woods already has 14 major titles. He could be adding an Olympic medal to his collection soon.

Women's boxing included on 2012 Olympics listupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 15:05:00

Women's boxing will be included at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the president of the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday.

IOC confirm six athletes test positiveupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 10:41:00

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have confirmed on their offical Web site that further analysis of samples taken from the Beijing Games have revealed that six athletes tested positive for blood-boosting hormone CERA.

London 2012 progress impresses IOCupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 16:11:00

London's preparations for the 2012 Olympics were scrutinized by International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspectors on Tuesday when they began a three-day tour of the £9.3 billion project.

IOC scraps global torch relay for 2012 Gamesupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 13:12:00

The Olympic torch relay for the 2012 London Games will be confined to Britain, organizers confirmed on Friday.

Beijing Olympians face further drug testsupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 09:51:00

The International Olympic Committee will use newly developed drug testing procedures to retest samples taken from athletes at last summer's Beijing Olympic Games, the IOC said Tuesday.

Chinese gymnasts old enoughupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 22:12:00

A probe clears China's gold medal squad after an investigation into their ages. Can Science Tell a Gymnast's Age?updated: Sat Aug 23 2008 11:00:00

So-called "age-doping" may be the scandal about to break over women's gymnastics. But are there lab tests to quantify how old you are?

IOC steps into gymnast debateupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 11:13:00

Questions remain over the true ages of China's female gymnasts. CNN's John Vause reports.

Wrestler who discarded medal expelled from Gamesupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 03:20:00

A Swedish wrestler who discarded his bronze medal in a protest during the presentation ceremony has been stripped of the award and disqualified from the tournament in Beijing.

Angry wrestler stripped of bronze medalupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 16:32:00

Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian, who discarded his bronze medal in a protest during the presentation ceremony, has been stripped of the award and disqualified from the tournament in Beijing. Spanish Olympians Apologize for Controversial Adupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 07:56:00

The basketball players – including Lakers star Pau Gasol – are denounced for making Asian-caricature faces

Let the Games begin, onlineupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 00:39:00

The Beijing Games have officially become the first "YouTube" Olympics. Should Chess Be an Olympic Sport? updated: Tue Aug 05 2008 18:00:00

For over a decade, chess and bridge enthusiasts have lobbied the IOC to allow them to compete in the Games. Will they ever succeed?

Olympic censorship dealupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 10:51:00

CNN's John Vause reports on a deal between top IOC officials and China to block certain Web sites at the press center.

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