Presidents of the International Olympic Committee http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28629/all en UPDATE 1-Olympics-IOC plans to cut one sport, add another http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-olympics-ioc-plans-cut-one-sport-add-another <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Cuts are part of Games revamp</p> <p>* Pentathlon chief shrugs off possible exclusion (adds Pentathlon president quotes)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 30 (Reuters) - One Olympic sport will learn next month that its Games future is in jeopardy when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meets to decide the shape of the summer Games from 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-olympics-ioc-plans-cut-one-sport-add-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Olympics Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741516 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: One sport set to be cast into Olympic limbo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/olympics-one-sport-set-be-cast-olympic-limbo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One sports federation will not be happy on Tuesday as the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee is set to vote in Lausanne to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games.</p> <p>The Executive Board will then vote at a later date on what sport should replace it at those Games with squash - which lost out to golf and rugby sevens for the 2016 edition - and karate among the frontrunners to do so.</p> <p>Such decisions do not sit easily with some of the IOC members outside the EB who believe that such matters should be debated and decided upon by all of them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/olympics-one-sport-set-be-cast-olympic-limbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 02:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752256 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Olympics-IOC plays down wrestling's exit after uproar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-olympics-ioc-plays-down-wrestlings-exit-after-uproar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Rogge quotes and Greek Olympic Committee reaction)</p> <p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>LAUSANNE, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The surprise recommendation to drop wrestling from the Olympics has angered athletes, officials and fans around the world and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) played down the finality of its decision on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-olympics-ioc-plays-down-wrestlings-exit-after-uproar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health International Olympic Committee Politics Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Religion Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:32:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754583 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-IOC plays down wrestling's exit after global uproar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/olympics-ioc-plays-down-wrestlings-exit-after-global-uproar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>LAUSANNE, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The surprise recommendation to drop wrestling from the Olympics has angered athletes, officials and fans around the world and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) played down the finality of its decision on Wednesday.</p> <p>The IOC's 15-member executive board voted on Tuesday to recommend that the sport be dropped from the 2020 Olympic programme, with a final decision resting with the IOC session in September in Buenos Aires.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/olympics-ioc-plays-down-wrestlings-exit-after-global-uproar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health International Olympic Committee Politics Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755128 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Hands off wrestling, say Greeks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/olympics-hands-wrestling-say-greeks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece threw its weight behind the campaign to keep wrestling, a sport which has survived from the ancient Olympics, on the Games programme on Thursday.</p> <p>Greek Sports Undersecretary Giannis Ioannidis called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to remove the sport from the 2020 programme.</p> <p>In a letter to IOC president Jacques Rogge, Ioannidis said he expressed the feelings "of all the Greeks, but also the respect of our people and its sports history to keep the sport of wrestling in the Olympic Games programme".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/olympics-hands-wrestling-say-greeks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:09:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755812 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Rogge and board may face revolt over sport vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/olympics-rogge-and-board-may-face-revolt-over-sport-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wrestling may be facing a bleak time as regards its Olympic future but it could have the last laugh at the International Olympic Committee's Session in September in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>IOC members were already angry that such an important issue as voting a sport off the Olympic programme should be decided initially by the 15-member Executive Board.</p> <p>Now that anger, mixed with the backlash over the expulsion of wrestling -- one of the few sports to have crossed over from the Ancient Games to Pierre de Coubertin's modern version -- could boil over at the Congress from September 7-10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/olympics-rogge-and-board-may-face-revolt-over-sport-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports Summer Olympics AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:13:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755862 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics-Yordanov returns gold in protest at wrestling's demise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/olympics-yordanov-returns-gold-protest-at-wrestlings-demise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>*</p> <p>By Angel Krasimirov</p> <p>SOFIA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Bulgarian wrestling federation president Valentin Yordanov sent back his Olympic gold medal from the 1996 Atlanta Games on Wednesday, protesting against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommendation to drop the sport from the Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/olympics-yordanov-returns-gold-protest-at-wrestlings-demise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympic Games Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:30:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761103 at http://www.globalpost.com China opens museum honoring Spain's Juan Antonio Samaranch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130421/china-opens-museum-honoring-spains-juan-antonio-samaranch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tianjin, China, Apr 21 (EFE).- The northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Sunday inaugurated a memorial museum to pay tribute to the late ex-president of the International Olympic Committee, or IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, in the presence of his successor, Jacques Rogge, and family members of the Barcelona native.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130421/china-opens-museum-honoring-spains-juan-antonio-samaranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Juan Antonio Samaranch Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Spanish nobility Sports Agencia EFE Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:30:56 +0000 Agencia EFE 5821782 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany's Bach launches bid for IOC presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/germanys-bach-launches-bid-ioc-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - German Thomas Bach became the first official candidate to be the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) new president on Thursday, saying his long experience in the world of sport was his strong asset.</p> <p>The 1976 Olympic fencing champion, who is an IOC vice president and has been a member of the body since 1991, has long been considered a front-runner in the race even before confirming his plans for a tilt at one of the biggest jobs in sports administration.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/germanys-bach-launches-bid-ioc-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Olympic Committee Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports Thomas Bach Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 May 2013 00:17:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5834722 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing chief Wu confirms IOC presidency bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/boxing-chief-wu-confirms-ioc-presidency-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Taiwan's world boxing chief (AIBA) President Ching-kuo Wu announced his intention to run for International Olympic Committee president on Thursday, saying the Olympic movement should be bigger than just the Games.</p> <p>IOC Executive Board member Wu is the fourth IOC member following Germany's Thomas Bach and Singaporean Ng Ser Miang, both IOC vice presidents, and Puerto Rico's Richard Carrion to decide to run for the post.</p> <p>The election is set for September 10 at the IOC session in Buenos Aires.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/boxing-chief-wu-confirms-ioc-presidency-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Olympic Committee Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 24 May 2013 11:05:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5845373 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Wrestling takes step towards Games rehabilitation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/olympics-wrestling-takes-step-towards-games-rehabilitation-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wrestling's chances of regaining its place on the Olympic sports roster moved a step closer on Wednesday as the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) included it in a shortlist of three to be voted on in September by the wider membership.</p> <p>Wrestling is one of the Olympics' most historic sports but was surprisingly voted off the list in February by the same Executive Board.</p> <p>It will compete against squash and a joint softball/baseball bid in Buenos Aires on September 8.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130529/olympics-wrestling-takes-step-towards-games-rehabilitation-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacques Rogge Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Wed, 29 May 2013 21:45:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5848313 at http://www.globalpost.com New IOC president to remain unpaid volunteer - Rogge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/new-ioc-president-remain-unpaid-volunteer-rogge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - The successor to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge will remain an unpaid volunteer after all six presidential hopefuls turned down the idea of a salary, Rogge said on Friday.</p> <p>Rogge, who steps down in September after 12 years in charge, had recently suggested that the IOC Presidency should be a paid position as the duties of leading the world's biggest multi-sports organization amounted to a full-time job.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130531/new-ioc-president-remain-unpaid-volunteer-rogge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacques Rogge Olympics Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 May 2013 13:31:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5849435 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Penpix of candidates for IOC president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/olympics-penpix-candidates-ioc-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Penpix of candidates to succeed International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge ahead of their presentations on Thursday to fellow IOC members with the vote to be held on September 10 in Buenos Aires (in alphabetical order):</p> <p>Thomas Bach (GER)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130701/olympics-penpix-candidates-ioc-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Tue, 02 Jul 2013 01:36:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5873057 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics : 'We must listen to the people' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/olympics-we-must-listen-the-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The International Olympic Committee (IOC) would be wrong to ignore the popular protests that rocked Brazil during the recent Confederations Cup, IOC presidential candidate Richard Carrion told AFP Wednesday in Lausanne.</p> <p>The 60-year-old Puerto Rican banker - one of six men vying to succeed Jacques Rogge when he steps down on September 10 in Buenos Aires - said people were demanding more accountability from their governments in the present climate of economic crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130703/olympics-we-must-listen-the-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:01:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5874321 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Candidates deliver their vision of IOC future http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130704/olympics-candidates-deliver-their-vision-ioc-future <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The six candidates vying to succeed outgoing International Olympic president Jacques Rogge in September presented their personal visions of the future of the movement in Lausanne on Thursday.</p> <p>While none were believed to have landed a knockout blow, the process - the first time this has been done - was declared a useful exercise by both the candidates and their fellow IOC members, who will vote on who replaces Rogge in Buenos Aires on September 10.</p> <p>Rogge - who is stepping down after a successful 12 year spell in charge - said that the innovative move had been a success.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130704/olympics-candidates-deliver-their-vision-ioc-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Olympics Presidents of the International Olympic Committee Sports AFP Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:02:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5875943 at http://www.globalpost.com