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IOC has 'more optimism' about readiness of Rio for 2016 Olympics

...of work still needed over the next two years ? with constant monitoring.Speaking in his office at the International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Felli said there are no plans to move any venues as some sports federations had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-07-08/ioc-has-more-optimism-ab
USOC trims list of cities for 2024 Olympic bid

...the bidding process.Probst said before the USOC commits to a bid, members want to see what changes the International Olympic Committee makes to the hosting requirements. New IOC President Thomas Bach has asked the board to work on an Olympic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-06-10/usoc-trims-list-cities-2
FIFA VP Issa Hayatou denies allegations of corruption in Qatar's World Cup bid

...football since 1987. He has said this will be his last term of office.In 2011, he was reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee for receiving money from former World Cup marketing company ISL in the mid-1990s. An investigation into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-02/fifa-vp-issa-hayatou
NBC extends Olympic deal through 2032 for $7.75 billion

...provides further long-term financial security to the IOC.In a deal negotiated secretly over six months, the International Olympic Committee awarded the exclusive rights to NBC on all media platforms for three Summer Games and three Winter Games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-05-07/nbc-extends-olympic-deal
Slopestyle event's future debated after high number of injuries in Sochi Winter Olympics

...Winter Games and should be dropped from future editions if the disciplines don't become safer, says an International Olympic Committee official charged with monitoring injuries among Olympians.Lars Engebretsen, head of scientific activities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-04-13/slopestyle-events-future
Troubleshooter, task forces to tackle delays threatening 2016 Olympics

BELEK, Turkey - The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-04-10/troubleshooter-task-forc
Constructions workers in Rio defy order to end strike

...Olympics ? defying a court order for them to return.The work stoppage began a week ago and comes as the International Olympic Committee is sending top-level advisers to Rio to tackle delays threatening South America's first Olympics.A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-10/constructions-worker
King meets Russian gay teenager in Sochi; texts Jason Collins after whirlwind trip

...to minors, punishable by fines and jail time. The openly gay former tennis great said she'd like the International Olympic Committee to add sexual orientation to the list of protections in its charter and consider the issue when deciding host...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-03-01/king-meets-russian-gay-t
Cossacks attack Pussy Riot members in Sochi with horsewhips, preventing protest performance

...themselves, for which they would need tickets and official clearance, like all spectators at the games.International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday that any Pussy Riot protest at the Olympics would be "wholly inappropriate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-19/cossacks-attack-pussy-ri
Germany's Carina Vogt wins first gold medal in Olympic ski jumping at Sochi Games

...World Cup till now. It's unbelievable. I wouldn't have imagined that one day before."In 2011, the International Olympic Committee agreed to allow the women to compete at Sochi ? 90 years after men did at the inaugural Winter Games in 1924...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-11/germanys-carina-vogt-win