The International Olympic Committee has announced that Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the upcoming Winter Olympics, though the exact size and location of these zones are still to be determined. 563 more words
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Six-a-side football is gaining momentum in Canada, and has caught the eye of the International Olympic Committee.
The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) was given provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on December 9. 935 more words
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (CBSNewYork/AP) — Football took a tiny step closer to potential inclusion in the Olympics on Tuesday.
The IOC’s executive board granted provisional recognition to the international association that oversees the American brand of the sport. 182 more words
Marking International Human Rights Day, both basketball-player Jason Collins and tennis champion Martina Navratilova spoke out yesterday at the United Nations.
They said that the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) had not done enough ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics to defend the rights of gay athletes, and also that emphasis should also be placed on the rights of ordinary gay Russians, in light of the recent anti-gay propaganda laws passed last June.
Indian athletes have been cleared to compete in the Winter Games in Sochi after the country complied with the IOC’s ethics rules and avoided becoming the first country expelled from the Olympics in more than 40 years… 8 more words
As the 2014 Sochi Olympics draw ever near, you can expect more frequent updates about the whole mess. In today’s update, German President Joachim Gauck has become… 239 more words
Today, American football took one step closer to becoming a recognised Olympic sport after the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) provisional IOC recognition. 215 more words