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International Olympic Committee: Non-governmental sports organisation
The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code. Founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Olympic Games.

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IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai [Video]

IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai

The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript.

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Concern for Peng Shuai Persists as WTA Suspends All Tournaments in China [Video]

Concern for Peng Shuai Persists as WTA Suspends All Tournaments in China

Peng Shuai. On December 1, Women's Tennis Association Chairman and CEO Steve Simon said the WTA has suspended all tournaments in China, including Hong Kong. . NPR reports that the decision comes..

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) say they will be allowed to meet Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai in person next month and that "quiet diplomacy" could resolve her case.  
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Peng Shuai: IOC hold second video call with Chinese tennis player but share safety concerns

The International Olympic Committee says it has held a second video call with Peng Shuai but still shares concerns for her safety.
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Peng Shuai: Criticism of IOC response 'complete rubbish', says Dick Pound

Criticism of the International Olympic Committee's handling of the Peng Shuai situation is "complete nonsense", says senior IOC official Dick Pound.
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Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai Insists She's Okay During Video Call W/ IOC

Tennis star Peng Shuai told International Olympic Committee officials she's not in danger during a video call over the weekend, insisting there's nothing to worry about, but the Women's Tennis..
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Missing Chinese tennis player tells Olympics boss she is safe and well in video call

Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, believed to have been missing for nearly three weeks, has held a video call with the president of the International Olympic Committee.
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Transgender athletes should not have to lower testosterone to compete, IOC says

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Transgender women should not be forced to reduce their testosterone levels to compete in sports, new International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines have said.
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International Olympic Committee releases new framework on transgender inclusion

New guidance from the International Olympic Committee says there should be no assumption that a transgender athlete automatically has an unfair advantage in female events.
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Britain's Robbie Grabarz earns Olympic high jump silver as medals reallocated because of doping cases

Britain's Robbie Grabarz is awarded an Olympic high jumping silver medal as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reallocate results because of doping cases.
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COP26: Fifa signs up to new UN climate targets for sport despite proposing biennial World Cup

World football governing body Fifa joins the IOC and other sporting organisations in signing up at COP26 for new climate change targets for sport, despite current proposals for a biennial World Cup.
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World Cup every two years threatens other sports and gender equality, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee believes Fifa's plans to hold a men's World Cup every two years pose a threat to other sports and gender equality.
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Two Belarus team coaches removed from Olympics over attempt to send sprinter home

two belarus team coaches removed from olympics over attempt to send sprinter home
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it has removed two Belarusian team coaches from the Games, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya back to..
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Belarusian sprinter being protected at Tokyo airport hotel after refusing to fly back to Minsk

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A Belarusian sprinter who refused to get on a flight from Tokyo after she said she was taken to an airport against her will is "safe and secure" and being looked after, the International Olympic..
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Brisbane named as host city for 2032 Olympics and Paralympics

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The 2032 Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Brisbane after it was approved by the International Olympic Committee.
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Tokyo Olympics: Rescheduling Games 'caused sleepless nights', says IOC president Thomas Bach

Rescheduling the Tokyo Olympics "caused sleepless nights" but must go ahead "to give hope" for the future, says IOC President Thomas Bach.
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Tokyo 2020: IOC relaxes protest rules for Olympics

Rules around athletes protesting at Tokyo 2020 have been relaxed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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2032 Olympics: Brisbane proposed as host by International Olympic Committee

Brisbane moves a step closer to being named the host city for the 2032 Olympics by being proposed by the International Olympic Committee.
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Olympic protest ban: 'My community made me, not my country, not the flag, not the IOC'

With less than 50 days to go until the Olympics, athletes tell BBC Sport that the International Olympic Committee's ban on protests is "deplorable", "hypocritical" and "infuriating".
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People in Japan oppose Tokyo Olympics - but only an 'Armageddon' will stop it

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Olympics will go ahead even under a state of emergency - IOC

This summer's Olympics will go ahead even if Tokyo remains in a state of a emergency, says IOC vice-president John Coates.
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Olympics: Adam Gemili criticises International Olympic Committee over protests stance

British sprinter Adam Gemili believes "all hell would break loose" if athletes are banned from holding protests at this summer's Olympics.
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Tokyo 2020: IOC 'must guarantee world-class Covid-19 protections', says World Players Association

The International Olympic Committee "must urgently guarantee world-class Covid-19 protections" if this year's Games are to be held safely, the World Players Association says.
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2020 Olympics in Trouble, COVID Cases Surge, Tokyo in State of Emergency

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Tokyo Olympics Athletes Banned from Protesting at Podium, Sanctions for Kneeling

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2032 Olympic Games: Brisbane preferred bidder, IOC announces

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces that Brisbane is the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Olympic Games.
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Tokyo 2020: Games chief's remarks about women 'absolutely inappropriate', says IOC

Comments made about women by Tokyo Olympics boss Yoshiro Mori were "absolutely inappropriate", the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says.
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The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), made by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for the Indian Army, received the initial operational clearance (IOC) from the military aviation regulator..
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Tokyo 2020: International Olympic Committee targets 'safe and successful' Games

The IOC "is fully concentrated" on "the successful and safe delivery" of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this year, says president Thomas Bach.
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Tokyo 2020: Uncertainty persists over Olympics and Paralympics as IOC meets

The International Olympic Committee meets on Wednesday amid growing uncertainty over this summer's Tokyo Games.
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Olympics official says prioritise athletes for COVID jab so Games can go ahead

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Breakdancing Becomes Olympic Sport, Spinning Into 2024 Games

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Tokyo Olympics Will Be Held Regardless Of COVID

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IOC chief Bach says Games would be cancelled if not held in 2021

International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan's use of 'Rising Sun' flag at Olympics

South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, Seoul's sports ministry said on Wednesday, as the Asian neighbours engage..
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