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IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Paris, Los Angeles to host 2024 and 2028 Olympics respectively
The International Olympic Committee announces that Paris will host the 2024 Olympics, while Los Angeles will host the 2028 summer Games.
Sep 13, 22:54
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach defends decision to allow Russian athletes in Rio
IOC president Thomas Bach defends the decision to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics despite allegations of state-sponsored doping in the country.
Aug 4, 21:33
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
IOC decision on Russia's Olympics participation 'within a week'
The IOC reveals that it will make a decision on a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the Rio Olympics in the next seven days.
Jul 20, 14:28
General view of the Olympic rings in Sochi on February 5, 2014.
IOC willing to take 'tough sanctions' following Russian doping report
The International Olympic Committee says that it will take the "toughest sanctions available" after Russia were accused of 'state-sponsored doping'.
Jul 18, 16:42
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Russian, Kenyan athletes must prove innocence to compete at Rio Olympics
The IOC announces that all athletes from Russia and Kenya must pass additional tests to prove their innocence ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Jun 21, 14:28
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Twenty-three London 2012 competitors fail doping tests
Olympic chiefs reveal that 23 London 2012 athletes have failed retrospective doping bans, conducted using the latest scientific methods.
May 27, 13:32
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Retests prove 31 athletes doped at Beijing Olympics
A series of retests show that 31 so-far-unnamed athletes provided positive doping samples at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
May 17, 14:05
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president Thomas Bach confident of Russia reform before Rio 2016 Olympics
Thomas Bach is confident that any Russia athlete that is proven to be clean will be able to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Nov 14, 17:59
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC chief Thomas Bach expects Russia to be at Rio 2016 despite doping scandal
IOC president Thomas Bach expects Russia to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, despite allegations of widespread doping and cover-ups.
Nov 11, 08:57
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president Thomas Bach calls for "external" FIFA president
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach calls for FIFA to appoint an "external" president.
Oct 8, 15:00
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
IOC confirms Los Angeles, Rome among five bidding cities for 2024 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee announces that Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Hamburg and Budapest are on the shortlist to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.
Sep 16, 08:25
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC announces £1.3m refugee fund
The International Olympic Committee announces that a £1.3m emergency fund will be made available to help refugees.
Sep 5, 06:55
Justin Gatlin of the United States crosses the finishing line during 2014 IAAF Beijing Challenge at National Sports Center on May 21, 2014
Thomas Bach: 'Justin Gatlin is entitled to compete in Beijing'
IOC president Thomas Bach admits that sprinter Justin Gatlin is entitled to compete at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
Aug 21, 13:52
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president Thomas Bach: 'Olympics will grow golf's reputation'
Golf's return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will help the game to grow globally, says IOC president Thomas Bach.
Jul 18, 13:24
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president Thomas Bach: 'FIFA must make substantial reforms'
IOC president Thomas Bach says that FIFA must make substantial reforms.
Jun 9, 00:06
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president Thomas Bach speaks of "peace, tolerance and respect"
IOC president Thomas Bach calls for all those who took part in the Sochi Games to spread the Olympic message of "peace, tolerance and respect".
Feb 23, 18:27
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach praises "amazing" Sochi transformation
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach praises the "amazing" transformation that has taken place in Sochi.
Feb 23, 15:10
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach: 'No snappy slogans at Sochi closing ceremony'
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is not intending to use a snappy closing phrase to describe the Sochi Winter Olympics at the closing ceremony.
Feb 23, 13:48
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president praises "excellent" Sochi Games
The 2014 Sochi Games have been "excellent", says International Olympic Committee member Thomas Bach.
Feb 23, 11:51
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president praises Ukrainian athletes
IOC president Thomas Bach praises the Ukrainian athletes in Sochi for remaining part of the competition, despite the political crisis in the capital Kiev.
Feb 22, 18:42
General view of the Olympic rings in Sochi on February 5, 2014.
Maria Komissarova condition "serious but stable" following surgery
Maria Komissarova remains in a "serious but stable" condition following surgery on a broken back.
Feb 16, 10:00
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
International Olympic Committee: 'Maria Komissarova accident unfortunate'
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, maintains that the Sochi course was not to blame for Maria Komissarova's accident yesterday.
Feb 16, 09:25
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president pleased with Sochi security measures
The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, is pleased with the safety measures in place in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games.
Feb 14, 07:56
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during an official reception at Downing Street on September 16, 2013
IOC president bemoans David Cameron absence in Sochi
The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, believes that British prime minister David Cameron should have attended the Sochi Games.
Feb 14, 07:22
The Jamaica two-man bobsleigh team in action during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games on February 16, 2002
Injured Sochi worker breaks both legs
A worker at the bobsleigh arena in Sochi suffers two broken legs and concussion after being hit by a sleigh during track maintenance earlier today.
Feb 13, 17:08
Fireworks on display over the Olympic Park during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014
Vladimir Putin formally opens Winter Olympics in Sochi
Russian President Vladimir Putin declares the Winter Olympics officially open at today's opening ceremony in Sochi.
Feb 7, 19:06
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC President to Olympic athletes: 'We want your dreams to come true'
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach tells athletes at the Sochi Games opening ceremony that he wants their 'Olympic dreams to come true'.
Feb 7, 18:41
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
IOC president: 'We can't impose measures to resolve Russia's anti-gay laws'
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says that the organisation cannot resolve Russia's anti-gay laws ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Feb 5, 11:45
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach named International Olympic Committee president
The International Olympic Committee names Thomas Bach as its new president.
Sep 10, 16:43
IOC Executive Committee Member Thomas Bach looks on during the 125th IOC Session - IOC Presidential Election at the Hilton Hotel on on September 10, 2013
Thomas Bach favourite to be named as International Olympic Committee president
German Thomas Bach is reportedly favourite to replace Jacques Rogge as International Olympic Committee president this afternoon.
Sep 10, 11:22