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  1. September 10, 2013

    Germany’s Thomas Bach to head International Olympic Committee

    Germany’s Thomas Bach has secured the most powerful job in sport after being elected president of the International Olympic...

  2. September 9, 2013

    A chance to keep the Olympic dream alive

    Today, a new Olympic president will be elected to succeed Jacques Rogge. After 12 years of his leadership, the Olympic...

  1. The World

    September 6, 2013

    In the Picture: running for the 2020 Olympics

    Zojoji-temple in Tokyo (Getty) The most significant International Olympic Committee meeting in a generation takes place this...

  2. September 2, 2013

    German lawyer looking good to head IOC after Jacques Rogge

    Thomas Bach was favourite to become the next International Olympic Committee president even before Jacques Rogge announced...

  3. December 6, 2012

    More than just a show

    London 2012 was among the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever, and the glow from “the greatest show on earth”...

  4. August 13, 2012

    Normality about to resume as games end

    The fortnight that London never wanted to end finally drew to a close on Sunday night after a three-hour rock concert with a...

  5. August 12, 2012

    Jubilant organisers pass baton to Rio

    The organisers of London 2012 prepared to pass the baton to Rio de Janeiro with praise ringing in their ears, along with a...

  6. August 12, 2012

    London Olympics draws to a close

    London’s Olympic party neared its end on Sunday, with the US taking the Olympic bragging rights at the end of a fortnight of...

  7. August 10, 2012

    Olympics success – delivered at home

    We had the best seats in the house for the emotional victories of Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and that long jumper whose name I...

  8. July 27, 2012

    Early gold would help medal momentum

    Mark Cavendish, just back from an exceptional performance in the Tour de France, has to win Saturday’s men’s cycling road...

  9. July 27, 2012

    Rogge praises London’s Olympic plans

    London’s opening ceremony will not try to match the scale of the 2008 “spectacular” in Beijing but would look to promote a...

  10. July 15, 2012

    Games organisers concerned about Cadbury

    London Olympic organisers expressed doubts about Cadbury as a sponsor because of concerns to protect the games’ healthy...

  11. July 8, 2012

    McDonald’s Olympics sponsorship queried

    Top Olympics officials questioned whether it was appropriate to allow fast-food chain McDonald’s to continue sponsoring the...

  12. June 21, 2012

    London 2012: Betting regulation delay will not affect wagers on Games

    Regulation aimed at stopping illegal gambling during the London Olympics next month and punishing the perpetrators will not...

  13. June 1, 2012

    Sale of Olympic torches angers IOC chief

    The sale of Olympic torches by torchbearers demanding thousands of pounds has angered the president of the International...

  14. May 22, 2012

    IOC to choose shortlist for 2020 Games

    International Olympic Committee chiefs are set to grapple with a problem that has not troubled them for many a year – how to...

  15. March 30, 2012

    Cameron turns to Olympics in difficult week

    Being photographed playing badminton on the lawn of Number 10 was not going to do much to address David Cameron’s image of...

  16. March 28, 2012

    Olympics to benefit all UK, says Cameron

    David Cameron has insisted the Olympics will create a legacy for the whole of the UK and not just London, but he...

  17. January 19, 2012

    Next six months crucial to Olympics drug testing

    The newly unveiled £20m Olympics anti-doping laboratory may be an impressive indication of the scale and breadth of the...

  18. November 16, 2011

    The Olympian task of securing London

    It seems we’ve been guilty of being a little too British about security for the London Olympics. Understatement is a...

  19. July 6, 2011

    South Korea wins 2018 Winter Olympics

    The South Korean city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday was awarded the right to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics in a convincing...

  20. July 6, 2011

    IOC voting on 2018 Winter Olympic host

    The three contenders to host the 2018 Winter Olympics will learn on Wednesday which city has won when the International...

  21. June 7, 2011

    NBC Universal wins US rights to Olympics

    NBC Universal, the media group owned by Comcast, has won the US broadcasting rights to the next four Olympic games with a...

  22. March 10, 2011

    Olympics: Let the Games markets begin

    On the official London Olympics 2012 website, one can view a webcam that shows how the main Games park in Stratford is...

  23. March 1, 2011

    IOC alarm at surge in illegal betting

    The credibility of sport is at risk from illegal betting and match-fixing, according to the president of the International...

  24. February 28, 2011

    Iran threatens Olympic boycott over logo

    Iran is threatening to boycott next year’s Olympics in London because, it claims, the logo of the 2012 games conceals the...

  25. July 28, 2010

    P&G in 10-year deal with Olympics

    Tide laundry detergent, Crest toothpaste and Olay facecream will be among the global brands backing the 2012 London...

  26. March 1, 2010

    Vancouver games end on victorious note

    Closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games at BC Place The 2010 Winter Olympics wrapped up in Vancouver on Sunday...

  27. February 13, 2010

    Competitor's death mars opening of Olympics

    The death of a Georgian competitor in the luge during a training run yesterday cast a pall over the opening ceremony of the...

  28. October 2, 2009

    Cities face finishing line in Olympic race

    At around 6.30pm European time tonight, Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic -Committee, will open an...

  29. October 1, 2009

    Olympic hosts enjoy limited shelter

    By Roger Blitz in Copenhagen The International Olympics Committee was doing a great deal to protect host cities from the...

  30. October 1, 2009

    Cities face Olympics finishing line

    Around 6.30pm Danish time on Friday night, Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, will open an...

  31. September 17, 2009

    Race to stage games will be a close one

    The outcome of next month's vote to decide the host city of the 2016 games will be determined by a couple of votes,...

  32. August 25, 2008

    Round-up

    Kenyan wins marathon Kenya's Sammy Wanjiru, right, comfortably won gold in the marathon in Beijing yesterday. In humid...

  33. August 25, 2008

    London chiefs can look on the bright side

    The phrase on the lips of many of the International Olympic Committee members and of the international media this weekend...

  34. August 24, 2008

    London can look on the bright side

    The phrase on the lips of many of the International Olympic Committee members and of the international media this weekend...

  35. August 24, 2008

    Rogge draws a line under protest issue

    The head of the Olympic movement sought to draw a line under China’s clampdown on protests during the Beijng games, saying...

  36. August 22, 2008

    Round-up

    Britons rule the waves Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, right, completed an impressive campaign for Britain's sailors when...

  37. August 18, 2008

    Doping cases plummet

    Drugs have so far been the dog that didn’t bark at the Beijing Olympics – and the International Olympic Committee thinks it...

  38. August 15, 2008

    N Korean medallist fails doping test

    Olympic medical officials made the bold prediction that the number of athletes caught doping in Beijing would be small,...

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