IOC president Thomas Bach said Wednesday that athletes and federations face tough sanctions up to a lifetime ban as he warned that doping has hit "an unprecedented level of criminality."
In a major doping crackdown stretching back eight years, 31 athletes in six sports were caught in retesting of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and other positive cases could emerge from the 2012 London Games, the IOC said Tuesday.
As Dipa Karmakar flawlessly executes yet another dizzying somersault routine, it's hard to believe that the first Indian woman gymnast ever to ever qualify for the Olympics was born with flat feet.
Japan's Olympic chief insisted US$2 million in payments were "legitimate" on Friday after French prosecutors launched a probe, suspecting they were aimed at winning support for Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Games.
The prospect of Russian and Kenyan athletes being barred from the Olympics gathered momentum Thursday as a tidal wave of doping sleaze engulfed both countries with just three months to go before the Rio Games.
Wu Ching-kuo, the only Taiwanese member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said on Monday the political turmoil in Brazil will not affect the preparations for this year's Olympic Games.
The chief organizer of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has expressed confidence the Games will overcome their "hurdles" after a series of problems, including a French inquiry into the bidding process.
Olympic officials have identified 43 candidates for a team of refugee athletes who will compete in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in a "message of hope" for millions of refugees around the world, the IOC said Wednesday.
In a major change in the handling of positive drug tests at the Olympics, the IOC agreed Tuesday to remove itself from the process and have a group of independent sports arbitrators rule on doping cases during the games in Rio de Janeiro.
The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, asserting its confidence that the games will be safe.