IOC

(L-R  Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge attend the opening ceremony during Day One of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium on August 10, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

IOC ‘comforted’ Russia Will Respect IOC Charter

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said Friday he is “comforted” that Russia has agreed to respect the Olympic Charter’s ban on any kind of discrimination following its adoption of a […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–08/23/2013

Protesters hold a demonstration against Russian anti-gay legislation and against Russian President Vladimir Putin stands on gay rights, in front of the Russian Consulate in New York, July 31, 2013. Protesters called for a boycott of Russian products and ask the Russian government to repeal the anti-gay propaganda law before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.       (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Defends Anti-gay Law in Letter to IOC

LONDON (AP) — The Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defending the law against gay “propaganda” that has provoked an international backlash. The […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–08/22/2013

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter speaks during a news conference in Moscow on September 30, 2012. Russia and FIFA unveiled the 11 cities from the Baltic to the Urals that will host the 2018 World Cup in the most ambitious project the country has organised since the fall of the USSR. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/GettyImages)

FIFA Asks WCup Host Russia to Explain Anti-Gay Law

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has asked authorities in 2018 World Cup host Russia for “clarification and more details” about a new anti-gay law, joining the International Olympic Committee in seeking answers from Moscow. Legislation prohibiting […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–08/13/2013

International Olympic Committee (IOC) chairman Jacques Rogge speaks during an academic session on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of 'Sportspress.be', the association of Belgian sports journalists, on June 13, 2013 in Brussels. (NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Bid Cities, Presidential Contenders to Make Case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With the voting just over two months away, the bidding for the 2020 Olympics and the race for the IOC presidency are reaching a pivotal stage. Both campaigns come together this […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/02/2013

IOC President Jacques Rogge makes a speech during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

IOC Declares 6-Man Race for Presidency

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — It’s officially a six-man race to succeed Jacques Rogge as International Olympic Committee president. The deadline closed Friday without any new candidates entering the campaign. The six who had already declared […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–06/07/2013

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the start of the NHL season at the Westin Times Square on January 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Thriving Despite Short Season After Lockout

NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever damage was caused by the latest long NHL lockout, the league isn’t feeling the fallout as it gets set to start this year’s playoffs. With just a few days left […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–04/26/2013

View of a ceremony to welcome Olympic athletes at the Olympic Village on July 26, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

USOC: 10 Cities Interested in Hosting 2024 Games

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana. Following failed […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–04/26/2013

US' Jacob Stephen Varner (R) celebrates after defeating Ukraine's  Valerii Andriitsev in their Men's 96kg Freestyle gold medal match on August 12, 2012 during the wrestling event of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

Jacques Rogge to Meet with Wrestling Leader

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Facing a wave of criticism from around the world, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with the head of wrestling’s governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–02/13/2013

International Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid (L), UCI lawyer Philippe Verbiest (C) and UCI medical adviser Mario Zorzoli (R) give a press conference to announce the decision about the fate of US cyclist Lance Armstrong on October 22, 2012 in Geneva. Armstrong was banned on October 22 by the UCI as the world cycling body upheld an earlier doping sanction handed to the seven-times Tour de France champion. McQuaid said the UCI would strip Armstrong of all of his Tour de France titles, adding 'Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling.' (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Cycling Officials Strip Armstrong of Tour Titles

GENEVA (AP) — Seven lines of blanks. From 1999 to 2005. There will be no Tour de France winner in the record book for those years. Once the toast of the Champs-Elysees, Lance Armstrong was […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–10/22/2012

North Korea's coach Gun Sin Ui (C) waits for his team's delayed group G women's match against Colombia to start in the football competition in the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, on July 25, 2012.  (GRAHAM STUART/AFP/GettyImages)

Organizers Display SKorea Flag Instead of NKorea

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — London Olympic organizers mistakenly displayed the South Korean flag on a jumbo screen instead of North Korea’s before a women’s soccer match Wednesday, prompting the North Koreans to refuse to take […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/25/2012

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