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This year
IOC guarantees boxing's place at Olympics despite ejecting IBA
The IBA was suspended by the IOC in 2019 for multiple corruption scandals.
Olympics Ireland backs IOC recommendation to drop IBA as boxing's governing body
The recommendation places doubt over the sport’s inclusion in future Games after Paris 2024.
Kremlin vows to 'defend the interests' of its athletes following IOC recommendation
On Tuesday, Olympic chiefs recommended the return to competition of Russian and Belarusian athletes as individual neutrals.
IOC backs return of Russian athletes as individuals
No timeline given for their potential participation at Paris Olympics.
Olympic Committee rejects Russian demand that its athletes compete without restrictions
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it considered if Russians could compete as neutral athletes rather than under their national flag.
Last year
Russia expelled from World Cup, clubs banned from international competitions
The men’s team had been due to play in qualifying play-offs in March for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
'They favour authoritarian regimes over athletes' - Why the sports world is complicit in the Russia-Ukraine crisis
Rob Koehler, a former Deputy Director-General of WADA, on doping, abuses of power and the legacy of the Beijing Olympics.
Olympic Committee urges sports federations to cancel events in Russia or Belarus
They accused the Russian and Belarussian governments of breaching the Olympic Truce.
IOC slams Russia for breach of 'Olympic truce'
The IOC say all 193 UN member states had agreed to a global truce until seven days after the end of the Winter Paralympic Games next month.
Russian figure skater says grandfather's medicine led to positive test: IOC member
Valieva will skate in the Olympic women’s singles competition later on Tuesday.
Beijing Games set to open as Peng Shuai allegations back in spotlight
The IOC would support an inquiry into the allegation of sexual assault made by Peng Shuai against a top-ranking Chinese politician – if she calls for one, its president Thomas Bach said
All time
Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”
Re-elected IOC president Bach promises 'safe, secure' Tokyo Olympics
‘The question is not whether, the question is how these Olympic Games will take place.’
IOC condemns Tokyo chief's 'absolutely inappropriate' comments about women
However, the International Olympics Committee hasn’t asked for the resignation of the 83-year-old.
'It’s not about 'whether' the Games take place, it’s about 'how'' - full steam ahead for Olympics
‘We are working day and night to organise a safe Olympic Games in Tokyo.’
'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes
The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.
Postponement of Tokyo Olympics to cost 'several hundred million dollars'
IOC president Thomas Bach has admitted the Games will have to make some adjustments to meet the new reality.
Could the Olympics be cancelled outright? 'I think there is a chance. Let's be realistic'
Olympian and current secretary of the European Olympic Committee Athletes Commission, David Harte, speaks to The42.
'No need for any drastic decisions at this stage,' as IOC 'remains fully committed' to 2020 Olympics
The organisers released a statement this afternoon.
Prospect of Olympics ban raised as WADA ask Russia to explain 'inconsistencies'
In another blow, the IAAF maintained a ban on the Russian athletics federation.
Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan
The upcoming AIBA-run world championships in Russia in September and October will not, as is usually the case, offer places to the event.
IOC pledge €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024
The Olympics take place in the French city in five years time.
'The boxers have done nothing wrong' - Amy Broadhurst unsure whether we'll see boxing at Tokyo 2020
The Dundalk boxer was speaking to Game On about the future of amateur boxing.
'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland
John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.
Outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea among security staff at the Winter Olympics
The military has stepped in as 41 hospitalised with norovirus.
IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping
But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag.
Russia accuses whistleblower Rodchenkov of distributing drugs
Next week, the IOC will decide whether Russia can compete at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Rio 2016 chief, arrested on charges of attempted bribery, had 16 bars of gold in Swiss bank
Carlos Nuzman is alleged to have paid off colleagues in return for them voting in favour of the Brazilian city being Olympic host.
Russia issues arrest warrant for whistleblower who exposed state-sponsored doping
Grigory Rodchenkov fled to the US where he revealed the extent of the drug problem in Russian sports.
Paris and LA both win right to host Olympic Games, US city expected to wait until 2028
“It truly is a tale of two great Olympic cities,” said an IOC report that opted against naming one clear winner.
Olympics: Paris and LA interested in 2024 Games only
The consolation prize of the 2028 Olympic Games is of no interest to Paris and Los Angeles.
Russian Anti-Doping Agency claim official was misquoted over doping cover-up 'admission'
The New York Times article was published yesterday.
Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland
Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.
The Olympic Council of Ireland is refusing to pay €410,000 to allow Pat Hickey leave Brazil
Separately, charity boss Jonathan Irwin has defended Hickey. “I’m a bit like the rabbit who is absolutely entranced by the snake,” he said.
"This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges
On Friday night Hickey, who has temporarily stepped aside as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was charged with criminal organisation, ticket touting, ambush marketing, larceny, money laundering, and tax evasion.
Police in Rio seeking arrest of another OCI director
Rio police are seeking the arrest of OCI sports director Martin Burke, though he is not named on the same charges as Pat Hickey and Kevin Mallon.
Irish boxers investigated for betting during Olympic Games
It is not yet known on which sports the boxers had placed the bets.
OCI member calls Pat Hickey's arrest in front of TV cameras a "total and absolute disgrace"
The body’s executive committee met last night for the first time since the scandal broke.
Rio 2016: How our athletes salvaged some pride in an Irish Olympics of scandal
Disappointment in the boxing ring but, overall, Ireland’s athletes punched above their weight as chaos raged around them.
International Paralympic Committee issues outright ban on Russian athletes for this month's Games
It represents a complete contrast to the International Olympic Committee’s heavily-criticised decision.