Stories by Stephen Wilson

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

IOC is working to combat Zika outbreak in Brazil

LONDON - Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for ...
By Stephen Wilson

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Three are banned for life in Russian doping case

LONDON - The son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack and two Russian officials were banned from track and field for life on Thursday for engaging in blackmail, bribery and extortion to cover up ...
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

IOC president makes strong request

LONDON - Sports organizations must work harder than ever in 2016 to clean up their act after a year of corruption and doping scandals that tarnished the Olympic movement, IOC President Thomas Bach ...
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

IOC looks elsewhere after Hamburg rejects 2024 bid

LONDON - Once again, German voters delivered a harsh and sobering message to the Olympic movement: No thanks.
By Stephen Wilson

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

IOC's Bach confident in Rio security after Paris attacks

LONDON - IOC Presi­dent Thomas Bach expressed confidence Sunday in the ability of Brazilian authorities to protect next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the wake of the deadly terrorist ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Five cities set to bid on 2024 Olympics

LONDON - With Toronto deciding against a last-minute bid, five cities are set to be in contention for the 2024 Olympics, pitting four European cities against a two-time host from the United States.
By Stephen Wilson

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system ...
By Stephen Wilson

IOC alters its bidding process for 2024 Summer Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The International Olympic Committee shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the ...
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, July 31, 2015

Olympics returning to Beijing in 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has played host to both the winter and summer games. 
By Stephen Wilson

Sunday, July 26, 2015

IOC faces stark differences in Olympic host hopefuls

The International Olympic Committee will be faced with two starkly different choices when it selects the host city Friday, culminating a race that began with six candidates but wound up with just two.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, June 8, 2015

IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee approved new events in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, speedskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, June 1, 2015

IOC cites challenges for Almaty and Beijing bids

LONDON - The IOC cited serious challenges facing the two bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics, including pointed concerns over Beijing's air pollution and lack of natural snow.
By Stephen Wilson

Friday, May 22, 2015

US delegation to visit IOC about 2024 Boston bid

LONDON - Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top ...
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Bach welcomes US bid for 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a "very strong" contender in what is shaping up as a ...
By Stephen Wilson

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

USOC will decide if it will bid on 20024 Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee will make a decision next week on whether to bid and may even select a city to put forward among Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

IOC approves wide-ranging reform package

The IOC approved a wide-ranging reform package, including a more affordable bidding process, creation of an Olympic television channel and a more flexible sports program.
By Stephen Wilson

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

IOC President says 'time to change is now'

MONACO - IOC President Thomas Bach issued a final plea Sunday for members to support his wide-ranging reforms, warning that "we are not living on an island" and the Olympic movement must act now ...
By Stephen Wilson

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

IOC wants sliding events out of South Korea, official says

MONACO - The Inter­national Olympic Committee is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC ...
By Stephen Wilson

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

LONDON - Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
By Stephen Wilson

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Oslo drops bid for 2022 Winter Games

Oslo became the latest city to drop its bid for the 2022 Winter Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing Wednesday amid concerns the games were too costly.
By Stephen Wilson
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