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AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022

IOC, which suspended AIBA in 2019 and conducted the Tokyo Olympics boxing event through a task force, has reiterated "that serious concerns about AIBA's governance, finances and refereeing and judging remain" and the future of boxing in the 2024 Paris Games is not secure.
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
AIBA reforms push to secure boxing's Olympic future: polls in 2022, liaison officer to work with IOC(Twitter)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

Peng Shuai case 'deliberately and maliciously' hyped up, says China

Peng Shuai posted a message on social media alleging that China's former vice premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her and they later had an on-off consensual relationship.
Peng Shuai disappeared from public view for almost three weeks. (AP File Photo)
Peng Shuai disappeared from public view for almost three weeks. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 12:56 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

IOC hails progress at meeting with Afghan sports officials

  • Thursday’s outcome could mean Afghan athletes will compete at the Beijing Olympics in February.
IOC President Thomas Bach.(AP)
IOC President Thomas Bach.(AP)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 11:54 PM IST
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IOC says it continues to have deepest concerns on "place of boxing" in Olympics

In a letter addressed to AIBA President Umar Kremlev, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper said the Olympic body's Executive Board has asked him and its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer to "follow up" on the situation.
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IOC says it continues to have deepest concerns on "place of boxing" in Olympics (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)(Getty)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 07:53 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

IOC aware of Japan scepticism over Games, hopes home success will shift mood

The Games will be held without spectators and amid draconian COVID-19 safety measures, while the Japanese public remains largely opposed to the event amid a resurgence of infections and concern that an influx of international visitors could turn the Tokyo Olympics into a super-spreader event.
Tokyo Olympics. Representational(Twitter)
Tokyo Olympics. Representational(Twitter)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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Thomas Bach warns athletes against 'political demonstrations' on podiums

The IOC this month relaxed its Rule 50, which had previously forbidden athletes from any protests but now allows them to make gestures on the field, provided they do so without disruption and with respect for fellow competitors.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during his visit at Hiroshima Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, Japan July 16, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during his visit at Hiroshima Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, Japan July 16, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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AIBA says IOC could have retained Olympic world qualifiers

The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Boxing Task Force, which is in charge of conducting the qualifiers as well as the main event for the sport in Tokyo, decided to cancel the world qualifiers and push the European qualifiers to June from April in view of the COVID-19 restrictions globally.
Representational image(Getty Images)
Representational image(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 03:45 PM IST
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IOC member raises question mark over Tokyo Olympics

The comments by Canadian IOC member Richard Pound to British broadcaster the BBC came as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency on Thursday for Tokyo and surrounding prefectures.
File photo, the Olympic rings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 pass by on a barge by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo.(AP)
File photo, the Olympic rings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 pass by on a barge by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 02:21 PM IST
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Senior IOC member says he’s not sure Tokyo Games will happen

The comments by Canadian IOC member Richard Pound to British broadcaster the BBC came as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency on Thursday for Tokyo and surrounding prefectures.
the Olympic rings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 pass by on a barge by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo.(AP)
the Olympic rings for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 pass by on a barge by tugboats off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 01:05 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India

Indian Oil buys its first cargo of Iraqi Basra Medium oil: Report

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) loaded the cargo onto Minerva Kalypso, a suezmax-sized vessel, which left Iraq’s southern port of Basra on Jan. 4, the data showed. The ship is expected to arrive at Chennai port in southeastern India around Jan. 14.
Along with Chennai Petroleum, IOC controls about a third of the 5 million bpd of refining capacity in India.(Reuters file photo)
Along with Chennai Petroleum, IOC controls about a third of the 5 million bpd of refining capacity in India.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Jan 06, 2021 04:38 PM IST
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Singapore/New Delhi | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Rise in fuel sales in 2020 shows signs of economic recovery, says Indian Oil Corporation

IOC chairman S M Vaidya said 2020 was a year of digitalisation at the state-run oil marketing company, which had helped it achieve seamless business continuity.
During 2020, sales of motor spirit have increased by 108 per cent and diesel by 96 per cent over the previous year, IOC director (marketing) Gurmeet Singh said. Representational image.(Reuters File Photo)
During 2020, sales of motor spirit have increased by 108 per cent and diesel by 96 per cent over the previous year, IOC director (marketing) Gurmeet Singh said. Representational image.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 09:38 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs 17

According to the IOC website, the new rate of 19 kg LPG cylinder in Delhi is now Rs 1,349 per cylinder as against the previous price of Rs 1,332.
In Kolkata, LPG cylinder price has been increased by Rs 22.50 to Rs 1,410 from 1,387.50. In Mumbai, it has become costlier by Rs 17, from 1,280.50 to Rs 1,297.50.(HT Photo)
In Kolkata, LPG cylinder price has been increased by Rs 22.50 to Rs 1,410 from 1,387.50. In Mumbai, it has become costlier by Rs 17, from 1,280.50 to Rs 1,297.50.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Official costs of Tokyo Olympics up by 22 per cent to 15.4 billion

The added USD 2.8 billion is the cost of the one-year delay. Added expenses come from renegotiating contracts and measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021. The Paralympics follow on August 24.
Koji Murofushi, Sports Director for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, speaks during the opening remarks session of the Tokyo2020 Olympics Executive Board Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Carl Court/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
Koji Murofushi, Sports Director for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, speaks during the opening remarks session of the Tokyo2020 Olympics Executive Board Meeting Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Carl Court/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
Published on Dec 22, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

Indian Oil boosts refinery run to 100% capacity in November

All the refineries of IOC operated at 100% of the capacity in November, up from 88.1% in the previous October month and 98.6% in the same period last year.
IOC said petrol sales at 1.06 million tonne was 4 % in November 2020 when compared to the same month last year. LPG demand rose 1.4% to 1.09 million tonne.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
IOC said petrol sales at 1.06 million tonne was 4 % in November 2020 when compared to the same month last year. LPG demand rose 1.4% to 1.09 million tonne.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 10, 2020 04:24 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Weightlifting, boxing officials react with caution to “inevitable” reduction in quotas for 2024 Olympics

Weightlifting will see 76 fewer participants while boxing’s strength has been reduced by 34 athletes.
The 2024 Olympics Games will be held in Paris(Getty Images)
The 2024 Olympics Games will be held in Paris(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByB Shrikant

Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024

Those three sports will make their Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games which were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic by one year to open on July 23, 2021.
This handout picture taken and released on December 7, 2020 by the International Olympic Committee shows IOC president Thomas Bach speaking during an IOC Executive Board Meetings at Olympic House in Lausanne. - Breakdancing was one of four new sports along with skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing to get the Olympic green light on Decmber 7, 2020 for inclusion at the 2024 Paris Games. (Photo by Greg MARTIN / OIS/IOC / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT
This handout picture taken and released on December 7, 2020 by the International Olympic Committee shows IOC president Thomas Bach speaking during an IOC Executive Board Meetings at Olympic House in Lausanne. - Breakdancing was one of four new sports along with skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing to get the Olympic green light on Decmber 7, 2020 for inclusion at the 2024 Paris Games. (Photo by Greg MARTIN / OIS/IOC / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / IOC / GREG MARTIN " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS(AFP)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 11:23 PM IST
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LAUSANNE | ByAssociated Press

IOC confirms Thomas Bach is only candidate for Olympic presidency

More than 100 IOC members were told Thomas Bach is the only candidate for the presidential poll at their meeting due to be staged in Athens.
Photo of Thomas Bach(Twitter)
Photo of Thomas Bach(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland | ByAssociated Press

Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around

Japan has controlled the virus reasonably well with about 1,900 deaths attributed to COVID-19. But almost 500 new cases were reported Wednesday in Tokyo, and more than 2,000 around the country.
Photo of Olympic village on Tokyo Bay(HT Collage)
Photo of Olympic village on Tokyo Bay(HT Collage)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 08:47 PM IST
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Athletes taking vaccine not just ‘individual’ decision, says Thomas Bach

“We want to convince as many foreign participants as possible to accept a vaccine,” he said repeatedly on Monday, his first of two days in Tokyo lining up support for the Games and holding news conferences
IOC President Thomas Bach wearing a face mask waves as he speaks to the media at the National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed until July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Bach said during this week's trip to Tokyo that he is “encouraging” all Olympic “participants” and fans to be vaccinated - if one becomes available - if they are going to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
IOC President Thomas Bach wearing a face mask waves as he speaks to the media at the National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed until July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Bach said during this week's trip to Tokyo that he is “encouraging” all Olympic “participants” and fans to be vaccinated - if one becomes available - if they are going to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)(AP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 03:53 PM IST
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TOKYO | ByAssociated Press

Athletes taking vaccine not just ‘individual’ decision: Bach

Bach says a “reasonable number” of fans should be able to attend the venues — vaccine or no vaccine. And he said confidently that the postponed Olympics will open on July 23.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

IOC gets official look at simplification for Tokyo Olympics

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee is expected to review the proposed cuts on Wednesday. They include about 50 changes to fringe areas that leave the number of athletes — 15,400 for the Olympics and Paralympics — and all sports events untouched for next year.
The Olympic rings is seen at Tokyo's Odaiba district.(AP)
The Olympic rings is seen at Tokyo's Odaiba district.(AP)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

Vaccines won’t be ‘silver bullet’ for staging Olympics: IOC president Bach

Bach declined Wednesday to speculate on the Tokyo Olympics being held without fans in the venues as has become the global reality for sports in 2020.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAssociated Press

Human rights groups ask IOC to move Olympics from China

China is to host the 2022 Winter Olympics with rumblings of a boycott and calls to move the games from Beijing because of alleged human rights violations.
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends an interview after the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lausanne, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends an interview after the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Lausanne, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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TOKYO | ByAssociated Press

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Coates is to appear Wednesday in a virtual meeting with the IOC executive board. He is expected to give an upbeat assessment of Tokyo’s prospects.
Tugboats move a symbol installed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on a barge from its usual spot off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.(AP)
Tugboats move a symbol installed for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on a barge from its usual spot off the Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

Indian Oil Corp’s VLCC catches fire off Colombo: Report

The full loaded vessel was heading to Paradip in eastern India from Mina Al Ahmandi in Kuwait, Refinitiv’s ship tracking data shows
A crude carrier chartered by India’s top refiner Indian Oil Corp has reportedly caught fire off Colombo.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)
A crude carrier chartered by India’s top refiner Indian Oil Corp has reportedly caught fire off Colombo.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 12:09 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByReuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Olympic flame out on display in Japanese Olympic Museum

The flame was unveiled on Monday at a small ceremony with Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, and Yasuhiro Yamashita, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee.
File photo of Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games displayed during a press conference in Tokyo.(AP)
File photo of Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games displayed during a press conference in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 01:54 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press

From NBA to IOC, sharing the bubble map

NBA has shared its experience of creating a bio-secure bubble with IOC which is working different scenarios for the Tokyo Olympics, now deferred to July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Called NBA Campus, the bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has over 1500 persons comprising squads of all 22 teams(AP Photo)
Called NBA Campus, the bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has over 1500 persons comprising squads of all 22 teams(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 06:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByB Shrikant

IOA says India confident of Tokyo hosting successful Games next year

In a message on the occasion to mark exactly one year before the Olympics, the IOA wished the athletes and officials world over, and the Tokyo organisers a successful Games next year.
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 07:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

BWF puts four-term limit on president’s role, approves 30% gender representation in Council

The decision was in line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s recent directive to its National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to maintain gender equality in decision-making positions by 2020.
A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships and LOCOG Test Event for London 2012 at Wembley Arena.(Getty Images)
A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships and LOCOG Test Event for London 2012 at Wembley Arena.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 12:02 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Tokyo Olympic venues lined up, schedule remains the same

Estimates in Japan say the delay will cost USD 2 billion to USD 6 billion, with Japanese taxpayers picking up the bills. Olympic officials have not given any overall cost estimate.
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a large poster featuring Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan June 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press
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