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IOC Adopts New Systems for Bidding, Sports Program

By Stephen Wilson | Dec 8
The IOC approved a new Olympic bidding process Monday to make the system less costly and adopted a more flexible sports program that could lead to the inclusion of baseball and softball at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Gay Rights Group Sends Petition to IOC

Apr 16
More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

Cossack ’Held Accountable’ In Attack on Pussy Riot

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Feb 22
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday the Cossack who horsewhipped members of Pussy Riot has been "held accountable" for the attack.

IOC: Protests At Olympic Sites Are Inappropriate

Feb 19
The IOC says it would be "wholly inappropriate" for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites.

IOC Defends Monday’s Removal of Gay Activist

By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Feb 18
The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, saying she was "escorted from there peacefully" and not detained.

IOC: Black Armbands, Helmet Stickers Not Allowed

By Stephen Wilson | Feb 10
The IOC is telling Olympic athletes they may not wear armbands or stickers during competition to commemorate the dead.

IOC President: ’It’s Time it Finally Starts’

By Stephen Wilson | Feb 7
The sun’s out. The athletes are ready. Let’s get this show started.

IOC President Slams Politicians Over Sochi Olympics

By Stephen Wilson | Feb 4
IOC President Thomas Bach accused world leaders Tuesday of using the Sochi Olympics as a political platform "on the backs of the athletes," and of snubbing the games without even being invited.

IOC President Pays Tribute to Volgograd Bombing Victims

By Stephen Wilson | Feb 4
IOC President Thomas Bach paid tribute Tuesday to the victims of the recent suicide bombings in southern Russia that killed 34 people and heightened security concerns for the Sochi Olympics.

IOC President: ’I am Still Assured’ of Security in Sochi

Feb 3
IOC President Thomas Bach says heavy security and criticism of Russia’s anti-gay law will not detract from the Sochi Olympics.

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